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04/17/2012 Download
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COLDPLAY KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TONIGHT IN EDMONTON, AB

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April 17, 2012

COLDPLAY KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

TONIGHT IN EDMONTON, AB

Band Stops In Los Angeles For Three Sold-Out Shows At Hollywood Bowl And Plays Two Nights At Izod Center In East Rutherford, NJ

Tonight Coldplay will launch its first North American tour in nearly three years with a sold-out show at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. The outing will include three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Bowl (May 1, 2 & 4), a headline performance at the 20th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA (May 5) and a two-night stand at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ (August 3 & 4). It will conclude with two shows at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN (August 10 & 11). Supporting acts will include Metronomy, The Pierces, Robyn, Wolf Gang, Marina and the Diamonds and Emeli Sandé. See below for itinerary.

The GRAMMY®-winning band is touring in support of its latest album, Mylo Xyloto, which scored the most No. 1 rankings of any 2011 album, topping the charts in 34 countries. Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart. Rolling Stone praised it as Coldplay “most ambitious yet” while Pitchfork.com observed: “Mylo Xyloto works because the band once again manages to sound like Coldplay without sounding like any of their previous LPs, maintaining their stadium-spanning grandeur while subtly challenging preconceptions.” “Music this uplifting, this inspirational belongs among the stars,” said Q Magazine, awarding the album five stars.

The group performed at Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York City last month. “At the end of the night, Coldplay finally performed, showering us with neon lights, confetti and paradise. It was electrifying to hear Chris Martin belt out waterfalls of song, if only for 15 minutes,” said wsj.com’s “Speakeasy.” Guardian.co.uk praised the band’s “joyous” set while RollingStone.com noted: “Nobody needed to be told to stand up for Coldplay…whose rafter-raising choruses might’ve lifted them anyway. Accompanied by giant laser-spewing spirographs, the band’s arena-ready anthems sounded at home in Radio City.”

Coldplay – comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMYs, seven BRITs (including a 2012 win for “Best British Group”), a Q Award and four MTV Video Music Awards.

Coldplay – 2012 Mylo Xyloto North American Tour

Date City Venue Support

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                 KeyArena                                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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For more information on COLDPLAY, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

310.273.8978

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

310.273.8978

Cem Kurosman

EMI Music

cem.kurosman@emimusic.com
212.786.8634

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