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The band’s block party performance on the show’s outdoor stage will wrap up the special and include a performance of “Charlie Brown."


Band Will Perform on Kimmel Post-Oscars Special, GMA, Amnesty Int’l Secret Policeman's Ball Before Heading Out on N.A. Tour
The men of Coldplay have just circled several more dates on their already-packed calendar for the first half of 2012.

This week, during which with the band received the Brit Award for Best British Group, will culminate with a performance on the seventh annual Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards special, televised live on ABC from Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre on Sunday, immediately following the Oscar telecast and late local news. Coldplay will be joining a host of A-list guests that includes Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Charlize Theron and Don Cheadle. The band’s block party performance on the show’s outdoor stage will wrap up the special and include a performance of “Charlie Brown," the latest single from Mylo Xyloto.

They’ll also play the song—which Q hailed as "one of the best things Coldplay have done—as part of their three-song set during their first appearance on ABC's Good Morning America the following Friday (3/2), performing in the show's Times Square studio.

By the way, the Mat Whitecross-directed video for "Charlie Brown," featuring Shameless star Elliot Tittensor and Misfits star Antonia Thomas, has drawn rave reviews as well. "Per usual, Coldplay makes us feel ecstatic, energized and melancholy all at the same time in this appropriately beautiful video for such a haunting track," said Idolator.com. The new clip, which you can see here, follows the "Paradise" video, which has racked up over 70 million views.

Two days after GMA (3/4), Coldplay will perform at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Marking the first time the Ball has been held in the United States, the evening will offer the ball’s recipe of music juxtaposed with comedy, all written around and in support of free speech. The all-star cast will include Russell Brand, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Reggie Watts and Kristen Wiig.

EPIX, the multi-screen, multi-platform premium entertainment service, will telecast the event live and commercial-free and free of charge in the U.S. at 7 ET/4 PT. More details at www.facebook.com/secretpoliceman.

Coldplay will kick off its first North American tour in nearly three years on April 17. The run, which begins at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, will include a sold-out three-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl on May 1, 2 and 4). Supporting acts will include Metronomy, The Pierces, Robyn, Wolf Gang, Marina and the Diamonds and Emeli Sandé.