Coldplay launch support act contest

Rockers Coldplay have launched a competition to find a new band to support them on their US tour - inviting unknown artists to submits tapes via the internet.

The British band have unveiled a worldwide search to uncover an unsigned act to open for them on the North America leg of their Viva La Vida tour - and have extended the invite to cover six of their summer concerts.

The 'Yellow' hitmakers are asking interested artists to submit videos of their performances on video sharing website YouTube - and the lucky winners will be supporting them at shows including Chicago, Illinois and San Jose, California.

Coldplay's US tour opens next month in Los Angeles.

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