|Coldplay Confirmed for "Saturday Night Live" Season Finale on May 21st|
Coldplay will embark on its biggest world tour to date - the "Twisted Logic" tour - in support of X&Y, the follow-up to the band's Grammy-winning, triple Platinum 2002 release, A Rush of Blood to the Head. X&Y is due in stores June 7th. The North American leg of the tour will begin on August 2nd in Toronto, ON and conclude on September 30th in Bristow, VA. Highlights include dates at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA (August 20th) and Madison Square Garden in New York (September 6th), and the headlining slot on the opening day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival (September 25th). The supporting artist for the tour will be Rilo Kiley.
Tickets will go on sale June 4th for all shows except Dallas (on sale June 11th) and Houston (on sale now). Coldplay encourages people to go to the band's official website, www.coldplay.com, for additional information. Registered users of coldplay.com can participate in a first come, first served ticket pre-sale starting May 24th.
Coldplay will be the musical guest on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on May 21st. The Mark Romanek-directed video for "Speed of Sound," the first single from X&Y, will premiere on MTV2 (an all-day premiere) and Yahoo! Music on May 24th, and on MTV on May 25th.
X&Y, produced by Coldplay, Danton Supple and Ken Nelson, is the third album from the band, which has won four Grammy awards and sold 20 million albums worldwide since its 1998 inception.
Summer tour dates are as follows:
COLDPLAY NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR 8/2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 8/3 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 8/4 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre 8/6 Boston, MA Tweeter Center 8/7 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront 8/9 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 8/11 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion 8/12 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center 8/13 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 8/16 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre 8/17 Portland, OR Amphitheatre at Clark County 8/19 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 8/20 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/24 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion 8/25 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion 8/26 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre 8/30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 8/31 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater 9/1 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 9/3 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 9/6 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 9/9 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 9/10 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion 9/13 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre 9/14 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre 9/16 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center 9/17 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion 9/18 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre 9/20 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 9/21 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 9/23 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center 9/24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 9/25 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival 9/28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 9/29 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater 9/30 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge