'Coldplay' sells out 'O2' in 10 minutes


Tickets for the first confirmed concerts in the revamped Point Depot sold out within ten minutes of going on sale at 9am today.

British band Coldplay sold out two concerts in the new venue renamed The O2, with queues of fans forming outside Ticketmaster outlets around the country in the early hours of the morning.

Paudie O'Shea from Caherciveen, Co Kerry, was first in the line outside Ticketmaster in Dublin’s St Stephens Green Shopping Centre at 7.30am. “I’ve never seen them live and I really want to see the new O2 arena,” he said.

Maurice Rice from Dublin, who was second in the queue for tickets, said he was dragged to the "A Rush of Blood to the Head" concert back in 2003, and has been a fan ever since. He added “Im a huge Brian Eno fan, so I was excited with the collaboration he did with Coldplay, and it didn’t disappoint”.

Aine Balfe from Co Louth first saw Coldplay live eight years ago. “I like their voices and sound, they’re really funky, and very clever with their music,” she said.

The band will play two concerts in the new venue, which can hold up to 13,000 people, on December 21st and 22nd.