Coldplay will release its delayed third album this summer before kicking off a world tour with a series of U.K. outdoor concerts and stadium dates.
The album, which follows 2002’s sophomore set “A Rush of Blood to the Head,” will be released in June, according to the band’s label, Parlophone/EMI.
Coldplay will play June 27-28 at Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium in south London; July 1 at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland; and July 4-5 at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England. EMI has yet to confirm reports that the band will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which runs June 24-26.
The U.K. dates precede Coldplay’s biggest-ever world tour, details of which will be confirmed in the coming weeks. “We’ve spent a long time in the studio and haven’t played a gig for 18 months … so we can’t wait to get out on tour and play our new songs live,” guitarist Jonny Buckland says in a statement.
Coldplay’s two albums have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, according to EMI. The London-based major warned earlier last month that the band’s new set would be delayed from its planned pre-April release, an announcement that contributed to a tumble for the company’s stock.