Coldplay have announced a 2012 tour of North America.
The ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ group are set to play a string of dates in support of their latest album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’, from April to August 2012, their first tour in the US and Canada in three years.
Talking about the album, frontman Chris Martin told MTV news: “It’s definitely a schizophrenic album – it keeps changing sounds. That’s why we called it such a strange thing, Mylo Xyloto.
“Because we felt like so many people have already made up their minds about us, both good and bad, that we can sort of start again from scratch and try and reflect all the music we listen to and we love.”
The band’s North American tour dates will be a huge change from earlier this week when the group played an intimate show for 500 fans at the Camden Dingwalls venue in London, England, a venue they had last played in 1998, as they released their debut ‘Safety’ EP.
Coldplay also had teething problems with their new set, as they had a couple of false starts playing new track ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ at the show.
After finally getting through the song, Chris laughed to the crowd: “This is worse than 14 years ago. We f***ed that up as well. Come on, we’re a professional band for f**k’s sake.”
The band will also fly back to Europe at the beginning of June for five dates in the UK.
Coldplay North American tour 2012:
April 17 – Edmonton, Canada – Rexall Place
April 18 – Calgary, Canada – Scotiabank Saddledome
April 20 – Vancouver, Canada – Rogers Arena
April 24 – Portland, America- Rose Garden Arena
April 25 – Seattle, America – KeyArena
April 27 – San Jose, America – HP Pavilion At San Jose
May 1 – Los Angeles, America – Hollywood Bowl
May 2 – Los Angeles, America – Hollywood Bowl
June 22 – Dallas, America – American Airlines Center
June 25 – Houston, America – Toyota Center
June 28 – Tampa, America – St. Pete Times Forum
June 29 – Miami, America – American Airlines Arena
July 2 – Atlanta, America – Philips Arena
July 5 – Philadelphia, America – Wells Fargo Center
July 8 – Washington, America – Verizon Center
July 23 – Toronto, America – Air Canada Centre
July 26 – Montreal, America – Bell Centre
July 29 – Boston, America – TD Garden
August 3 – East Rutherford, America – Izod Center
August 7 – Chicago, America – United Center
August 11 – St. Paul, America -Xcel Energy Center
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