Coldplay Plans U.S. Winter Tour
U.K.-based modern rock act Coldplay has laid out details for its 2003 U.S. tour, which is set to kick off Jan. 21 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. At present, dates are scheduled through a Feb. 9 shU.K.-based modern rock act Coldplay has laid out details for its 2003 U.S. tour, which is set to kick off Jan. 21 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. At present, dates are scheduled through a Feb. 9 show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix; it is unknown whether or not more dates are expected.
Fans wanting to get a jump on things can visit Coldplay's official Web site, where a limited number of tickets for the U.S. shows are available today (Nov. 12). For access to the pre-sale, fans must join the "In My Place" members area of Coldplay.com. In addition to the chance to purchase tickets early, members receive E-mail updates on the band's activities, exclusive audio and video, and streaming audio of full concerts, among other perks.
As previously reported, Coldplay will be among the performers during Thursday's MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona. The band is up for four awards, including best album for its latest set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Capitol).
Before the month is out, Coldplay will also perform concerts in Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, and Stockholm. The band is also among the artists taking part in the HFSmas Nutcracker Ball concert, set for Dec. 13 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by local modern rock radio outlet WHFS, the show will also feature Queens Of The Stone Age, Zwan with Billy Corgan, the Vines, New Found Glory, Box Car Racer, and the Distillers.
Released in August, "A Rush of Blood to the Head" debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart, and bowed at No. 5 on The Billboard 200.
Here are Coldplay's upcoming tour dates:
Nov. 15: Madrid (La Riviera)
Nov. 16: Barcelona (Razzmatazz)
Nov. 18: Milan (Fila Forum)
Nov. 20: Berlin (Columbiahalle)
Nov. 23: Stockholm (Hovet)
Dec. 13: Washington, D.C. (MCI 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)
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)
April 14: Manchester, England (Manchester Evening News Arena)
April 16-17: London (Earls Court Arena)