U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has rescheduled a series of U.S. shows that were postponed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The group will play Chicago on Nov.

U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has rescheduled a series of U.S. shows that were postponed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The group will play Chicago on Nov. 30, a Dec. 1 show in Fairfax, Va., and a Dec. 4-5 stand at New York's Irving Plaza. In the meantime, work continues on the group's second Parlophone album, sessions from which are featured in video excerpts on Coldplay's official Web site.

The as-yet-untitled set, due in 2002, will likely include some of the new songs debuted in recent concerts, including "In My Place" and "A Rush of Blood to the Head." "Parachutes" continues to perform well on The Billboard 200, where it is bulleted at No. 108 in its 46th week on the chart. It has sold 843,000 units in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.

In related news, Coldplay is among a group of U.K. artists, including Victoria Beckhan, Steps, and Geri Halliwell, who have offered autographed handprints for an auction to benefit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The items, which can be viewed on the NSPCC's official Web site, will be auctioned tomorrow (Nov. 6) at the flagship Gap outlet in London.

Here are Coldplay's rescheduled U.S. dates:

Nov. 30: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Dec. 1: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Dec. 4-5: New York (Irving Plaza)