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