Coldplay Embarks On North American Tour, Including Stop In San Jose

- by Jay Tilles, CBS Local
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Coldplay Embarks On North American Tour, Including Stop In San Jose

Vocalist Chris Martin (right) and guitarist Jonny Buckland (credit: Getty Images)

 
SAN JOSE (CBS RADIO) – Most music fans would find it hard to argue that Coldplay is the biggest band in the world. This is a huge accomplishment for a band that’s only been playing together for 16 years. Their popularity is now be on par with rock ‘n roll greats like of U2, Rolling Stones and Kiss. Boasting sales of more than 50 million records, the foursome has taken home enough awards to fill a U-Haul.

The band is set to launch into their first North American tour in nearly three years with two performances scheduled at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Despite front man Chris Martin turning against the name of his own album, Mylo Xyloto, the record has been widely praised as their best work to date. “Paradise,” the album’s most acclaimed single, has just surpassed 100 million views on YouTube. The band’s uplifting lyrics and neon graffiti images appear to have played in the band’s favor, providing fans a momentary escape from world’s failing economies and general feelings of despair. Listening to Mylo Xyloto is like taking a “happy pill.”

 
Date / City / Venue / Supporting Artist

  • 4/17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/18 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/20 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/21 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena, City and Colour, The Pierces
  • 4/24 Portland, OR Rose Garden, Arena Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/25 Seattle, WA Key Arena, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/27 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 4/28 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 5/1 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 5/2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl, Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood, Bowl Metronomy, The Pierces
  • 5/5 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta
  • 6/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 6/23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 6/25 Houston, TX Toyota Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 6/26 Houston, TX Toyota Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 6/28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 6/29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/6 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/8 Washington, DC Verizon Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/9 Washington, DC Verizon Center, Robyn, Wolf Gang
  • 7/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 7/24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 7/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre, Marina and the Diamonds
  • 7/27 Montreal, QC Bell Centre, Marina and the Diamonds
  • 7/29 Boston, MA TD Garden, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 7/30 Boston, MA TD Garden, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 8/1 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 8/3 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 8/4 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center, Marina and the Diamonds, Emeli Sandé
  • 8/7 Chicago, IL United Center, Marina and the Diamonds
  • 8/8 Chicago, IL United Center ,Marina and the Diamonds
  • 8/10 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy, Center Marina and the Diamonds
  • 8/11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center, Marina and the Diamonds

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