Coldplay is finally coming to North America. Not a moment too soon, either! Coldplay, led by front man, Chris Martin, have toured Europe since the October 2011 release of their album, “Mylo Xyloto”, now the tour is finally coming stateside in two separate legs in spring and summer of 2012. The spring leg will mostly focus on the Pacific Northwest markets.
The European shows have been a huge success thus far, with shows selling out within seconds. Tickets mostly go on sale to the public on December 17th, with the exception of two shows; the Hollywood Bowl (Jan. 9) and Chicago (Dec. 19).
The reason for the two legs of the tour is that Coldplay is already booked to perform at seven UK stadiums as a complement to the group’s current European tour dates.
Coldplay has performed in the states as recently as August 2011 as a headliner at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park. Previously, they supported the award-winning “Viva La Vida” with a tour through the states in 2009.
Coldplay has been together since 1996 and they received world-wide recognition in 2000 for the release of their single “Yellow” which was quickly followed by their debut album, Parachutes. The band has won numerous awards throughout their career, including six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards. They have sold over 50 million records worldwide so far.
The band is famously philanthropic. They are active supports of various social and political causes including Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair, Amnesty International, Band Aid 20, Live 8 Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Chris Martin is married to A-list actress, Gwyneth Paltrow and they live in London with their two small children, Apple and Moses. Martin credits the bands U2, A-Ha, Oasis and Muse being big inspirations for him.
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto Tour itinerary: (Dates are subject to change.)
|April 17||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|April 18||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|April 20||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|April 24||Portland, OR||Rose Garden Arena|
|April 25||Seattle, WA||Key Arena|
|April 27||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|May 1-2||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|June 22||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|June 25||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|June 28||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|June 29||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|July 2||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|July 5||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|July 8||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|July 23||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|July 26||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|July 29||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|August 3||East Rutherford, NJ||IZOD Center|
|August 7||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|August 11||Saint Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|