Coldplay Extends Tour Into June
British rock quartet Coldplay has added more dates to its North American tour, as its latest Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," continues to hover in the top-30 of The Billboard 200.British rock quartet Coldplay has added more dates to its North American tour, as its latest Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," continues to hover in the top-30 of The Billboard 200. As previously reported, the band began its trek near the end of 2002, and has now added dates through June, including performances at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York.
Additionally, Coldplay is slated to perform tonight (Feb. 10) on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and on Feb. 23 at this year's Grammy telecast. The tour will pause after a March 13 show in Minneapolis, then resume May 20 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Tickets will be available via a presale to fans who register at Coldplay's official Web site. The tour extension comes just as the new album's second radio single, "Clocks," is gaining momentum on the charts. The track is currently No. 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally, already besting the No. 17 post reached by first single "In My Place." The video for "Clocks" has been getting heavy play on MTV2 after premiering last week.
Between the two legs of the tour, Coldplay will headline the opening night of the third annual Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. The band will perform March 24 at the venue with as-yet-unannounced special guests.
Other bills across the six-night benefit event are Eric Clapton and friends and Mark Knopfler and friends (March 25), Richard Ashcroft and special guests (March 26), Doves and special guests (March 27), Supergrass and Ash (March 28), and Madness and special guests (March 29). Tickets for the shows went on sale Friday (Feb. 7) via the Royal Albert Hall box office and online from harveygoldsmith.com.
"A Rush of Blood to the Head" debuted in September at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart at No. 5 on The Billboard 200. The album is currently at No. 20 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 932,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's debut album, "Parachutes," has sold 1.4 million copies to date.
Here are Coldplay's tour dates:
Feb. 24: Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre)
Feb. 25: Montreal (venue TBA)
Feb. 27: Hartford, Conn. (Oakdale Theatre)
Feb. 28: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
March 2: Pittsburgh (Palumbo Theatre)
March 3: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
March 4: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)
March 6: Atlanta (venue TBA)
March 7: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
March 9: Columbus, Ohio (Pavilion)
March 10: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theatre)
March 12: Milwaukee (Eagles Ballroom)
March 13: Minneapolis (Target Center)
March 24: London (Royal Albert Hall)
April 14: Manchester, England (Manchester Evening News Arena)
April 16-17: London (Earls Court Arena)
May 20: Calgary (Max Bell Center)
May 23: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
May 24: George, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheater)
May 25: Portland, Ore. (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
May 27: Boise, Idaho (Bank of America Center)
May 28: Marysville, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheater)
May 30: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
May 31: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)
June 3: San Diego (Cox Arena)
June 3: Albuquerque, N.M. (Tingley Coliseum)
June 6: Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheater)
June 9: Chicago (UIC Pavilion)
June 10: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheater)
June 11: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
June 13: New York (Madison Square Garden)