Coldplay to perform at Paralympic Games closing ceremony

May 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- British rock band Coldplay confirmed on its Web site plans to perform at the Paralympic Games closing ceremony this summer in London.

The Paralympics are multi-sport events in which athletes with disabilities compete. This year's edition is to start Aug. 29.

Coldplay said Sunday it has been booked to play one show at the Festival of Flame ceremony Sept. 9 in the Olympic Stadium.

"The London 2012 Paralympic Games are going to be spectacular," Seb Coe, chair of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said in a statement. "I am delighted that Coldplay are going to be helping us celebrate not only the end of a fantastic Paralympic Games, but also the end of a seven-year journey. With tickets back on sale tomorrow I can guarantee that whatever ticket you decide to go for, the Paralympic sport will leave a deep and lasting impression on you. The athletes involved in the Paralympic Games are incredible sportsmen and women and I urge everyone to take this chance to be there and to form memories that will last a lifetime."

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