U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore

U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," is now extended through March 13 in Minneapolis. In addition, Coldplay will appear Dec. 16 on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman."

December will find the group making pre-tour appearances at six radio-station sponsored holiday concerts, beginning Dec. 8 at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles and proceeding to similar events in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

"A Rush of Blood to the Head" debuted in September at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart and No. 5 on The Billboard 200. First single "In My Place" reached No. 17 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart; second single "The Scientist" debuted last month at No. 10 on the U.K. singles chart.

Here are Coldplay's upcoming dates:

Dec. 8: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheatre)
Dec. 9: San Francisco (Bimbo's 365)
Dec. 11: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Dec. 12: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Dec. 13: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
Dec. 15: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
Jan. 21: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Jan. 22: Coral Gables, Fla. (University Of Miami)
Jan. 24: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Concert Hall)
Jan. 25: Charlotte, N.C. (Grady Cole Center)
Jan. 27: New Orleans (Saenger Theatre)
Jan. 28: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
Jan. 29: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
Jan. 31: Dallas (Next Stage)
Feb. 1: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Music Hall)
Feb. 3: St. Louis, Mo. (Savvis Center)
Feb. 4: Kansas City, Kan. (Memorial Hall)
Feb. 6: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Feb. 7: Salt Lake City (SaltAir Pavilion)
Feb. 9: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
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)
April 14: Manchester, England (Manchester Evening News Arena)
April 16-17: London (Earls Court Arena)