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Coldplay 'nervous' over UK return

Chris Martin of Coldplay
Coldplay will bring their tour to an end at Wembley Stadium

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed the band was "really nervous" about playing the UK leg of its world tour, which started on Saturday.

The group played its first UK gig of this year at Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

"It feels like we have been away for a long time. The four of us were feeling really nervous about coming back home," Martin said.

Their Viva La Vida tour began in June 2008 and will wrap up on 19 September.

In June it was announced that rapper Jay-Z and Girls Aloud will both appear at Coldplay's final tour dates at Wembley Stadium.

Martin said the crowd of 50,000 had "given us a better reception than we could possibly have asked for".

He added: "It is a bit like when Stefan Dennis went back to Neighbours - he didn't know what the reaction would be.

The band closed the show with Life In Technicolour II, and gig-goers were handed a free live album as they left the arena.

They are also scheduled to play Dublin on Monday - the 156th date of their tour.

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