Coldplay Sets Summer Tour – Rilo Kiley To Open

Coldplay has confirmed dates for its summer North American tour. The run in support of the band’s forthcoming album, “X&Y” (Capitol), will open Aug. 2 in Toronto and close Sept. 30 in Bristow, Va. Rilo Kiley will serve as the opening act.

As previously reported, the outing will include a Sept. 25 headlining berth at Texas’ Austin City Limits Music Festival on the event’s opening day.

Tickets for all shows go on sale June 4, with the exception of a Sept. 23 date in Dallas that goes on sale June 11 and a Houston show the next night that is already on sale. A online presale will begin May 24.

As previously reported the band taped an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” at Harvey Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 16) that will premiere June 8 on the music channel. Tonight, Coldplay will perform a show at New York’s Beacon Theatre for an AOL Music cybercast and will be the musical guest on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” season finale on NBC.

Here are Coldplay’s North American tour dates:

Aug. 2: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)

Aug. 3: Montreal (Bell Centre)

Aug. 4: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows Music Theatre)

Aug. 6: Boston (Tweeter Center)

Aug. 7: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront)

Aug. 9: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)

Aug. 11: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post Gazette Pavilion)

Aug. 12: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)

Aug. 13: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)

Aug. 16: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)

Aug. 17: Portland, Ore. (Amphitheatre at Clark County)

Aug. 19: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)

Aug. 20: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

Aug. 24: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)

Aug. 25: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)

Aug. 26: San Diego (Coors Amphitheatre)

Aug. 30: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

Aug. 31: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheater)

Sept. 1: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)

Sept. 3: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

Sept. 6: New York (Madison Square Garden)

Sept. 9: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

Sept. 10: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)

Sept. 13: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)

Sept. 14: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)

Sept. 16: Birmingham, Ala. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)

Sept. 17: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)

Sept. 18: Nashville (Starwood Amphitheatre)

Sept. 20: Minneapolis (Target Center)

Sept. 21: Kansas City, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)

Sept. 23: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Center)

Sept. 24: Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Sept. 25: Austin, Texas (Austin City Limits Music Festival)

Sept. 28: Atlanta (Philips Arena)

Sept. 29: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Sept. 30: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge)


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