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COLDPLAY are to play alongside [a][/a] and NELLY at the GRAMMY awards at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in NEW YORK next month.

Coldplay, who have been nominated in two categories – Best Alternative Music Album for ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group for ‘In My Place’ – last week kicked off a 22-date US tour, and return for a string of European dates in March, winding up at Manchester Evening News Arena on April 14 and two nights at London Earl’s Court Arena on April 16 and 17. All shows are sold out.

Other performers at the Grammys, which take place on February 23 and are broadcast on CBS, include Norah Jones and Faith Hill.