Wednesday, June 25, 2008



Band Plays Free Madison Square Garden Concert On June 23rd; Performances On "TODAY" Show And "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Confirmed For Later This Month

Coldplay will launch their "Viva La Vida" North American tour with two sold-out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 14th and 15th. Fans snapped up an impressive 30,000 tickets in under 45 minutes time for the Los Angeles dates this past Saturday. Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale this weekend in San Jose, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto and Boston. The complete tour itinerary is listed below with additional on sale dates to be announced. Details are available at or at

The first few dates of the North American tour have been rescheduled due to production delays. "We're very sorry, but we promise you a show worthy of your patience and understanding when we start in mid-July," said Coldplay. Tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored on the new dates.

To celebrate the "Viva La Vida" tour and their upcoming album of the same name, the band will play free concerts in London (June 16th at the Brixton Academy), Barcelona (June 17th at Espacio Movistar) and New York City (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Tickets for these shows have already been given away via a contest, but fans are invited to turn out for Coldplay's performance on the "TODAY" show on NBC on Friday, June 27th. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the show's Window on the World Studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The band will also perform on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on June 26th.

Viva La Vida, scheduled for release by Capitol Music Group on June 17th, is now the #1 pre-order in iTunes history. Renowned director/photographer Anton Corbijn will lens the video for the album's title track, which just jumped to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Viva La Vida" thus eclipses "Speed of Sound" (which peaked at No. 8 in May 2005), to become the highest-charting Hot 100 hit of the band's career. It is currently No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart. "Violet Hill," the first single from the album, is a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and the accompanying video is receiving massive exposure on MTV (Big 10 rotation), VH1 (X-Large rotation), MTV2 (Elite 8 rotation), MTV Hits, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, FUSE, Music Choice and The N. Produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs, Viva La Vida is the follow-up to 2005's X&Y, which debuted at #1 in 32 countries and has sold 10 million copies worldwide to date.

Upcoming North American tour dates are as follows:

(all dates are subject to change)

Date City Venue

7/14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
7/15 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
7/18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
7/19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
7/23 Chicago, IL United Center
7/25 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
7/27 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
7/29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
7/30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
8/2 Hartford, CT XL Center
8/3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
8/4 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
10/20 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
10/21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
10/26 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
11/3 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/7 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
11/9 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
11/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
11/13 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
11/14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
11/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
11/19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
11/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena
11/22 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
11/26 Phoenix, AZ Arena now

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