Coldplay to bring "Mylo Xyloto" to North America
British alt-rockers Coldplay have set their sights on a spring and summer run through North America in support of their recently released chart-topping album, "Mylo Xyloto."
The award-winning band's 2012 tour, their first in four years, will get underway April 17 in Edmonton, Alberta, and slowly wind its way from the West Coast to the East over the course of five months. A two-night stand May 1-2 in Los Angeles is also on the trek, which currently wraps up three months later with an Aug. 11 performance in St. Paul, MN.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Dec. 17, though American Express cardholders can take advantage of a pre-sale opportunity that runs Dec. 12 through Dec. 16 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
"Mylo Xyloto," Coldplay's fifth studio effort, surfaced in October and soared to the top of the charts in the U.S., along with 33 other countries, according to a press release. Two singles from the platinum-selling album have received Grammy nominations: "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, and "Paradise" for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The outfit is also in the running for Favorite Band at this year's People's Choice Awards.
Coldplay fans can ring in the New Year with the band via "Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special," which will air on PBS stations nationwide beginning at 11 p.m. ET. The performance will also be available on demand at the PBS website beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
17 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
18 - Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
20 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
24 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
25 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
27 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
1, 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
28 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
29 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
2 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
5 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
8 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
23 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
26 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
29 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
3 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
7 - Chicago, IL - United Center
11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center