SACRAMENTO, CA Tuesday Jan.31.2006 / -- Coldplay is making some Big Noise on its "Twisted Logic" North American trek.

Last week, the band kicked off the second leg of its tour in support of its latest album "X&Y."

Coldplay has long championed the Make Trade Fair campaign to promote awareness and work to change unfair trade rules. On its current tour, which runs now through April 2006, Coldplay will ask fans to sign Oxfam's "Big Noise" petition, which calls on world leaders to change trade rules that deny millions of farmers around the world the benefits of trade.

"Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything," said Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in a statement.

Worldwide, the Big Noise petition has already gathered over 17 million signatures. Oxfam delivered the Big Noise to world trade ministers in December at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong.

At each Coldplay show, Make Trade Fair volunteers will be signing up supporters and handing out more information on the Make Trade Fair campaign.

To learn more about Make Trade Fair and Oxfam, visit

Coldplay's "Twisted Logic" tour runs through April 6th, when the band plays Philadelphia. Fiona Apple and Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft provide support on the trek. For a complete list of Coldplay's "Twisted Logic" tour dates, visit

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