COLDPLAY Announce Six-City International Tour
COLDPLAY announced a six-city international tour on the band's official Facebook page this morning. The tour will include performances at New York's Beacon Theatre on May 5 as well as Royce Hall in Los Angeles on May 19th.
Their new album, Ghost Stories, will be released on May 19th.
Tour dates are as follows:
25 Cologne, Germany, E-Werk
5 New York, Beacon Theatre
19 Los Angeles, Royce Hall
28 Paris, Casino de Paris
12 Tokyo, Dome City Hall
1 London, Royal Albert Hall
Formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, the band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.
They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year,Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released to critical acclaim and won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. They have also come top of the BBC Radio 2 poll of the favourite album of all time. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced byBrian Eno and released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. On 24 October 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which received mixed to positive reviews, topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011. In March 2014, they announced their new album, entitled Ghost Stories, will be released on 19 May, the same year.
The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including eight Brit Awards-winning Best British Group three times, fiveMTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 25 nominations. Coldplay have sold more than 70 million records worldwide.