Coldplay | 2008 Tour Dates

One of the bigger news items we were left with last week was that Coldplay just announced their 2008 tour dates in support of their new album, Viva La Vida. A few tracks off that new album are already all over Hype Machine, and I’m not sure that I’m sold on the new offering yet. Still, I was pretty impressed to see news of the following:

Before kicking off the “Viva La Vida” tour, Coldplay will play free concerts in London (June 16th at Brixton Academy) and New York (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Information on how to win tickets to these shows will be available at http://www.coldplay.com beginning today. The contest will run from May 9th through to June 1st. Winners will receive notification on June 5th.

That’s a pretty solid way to open a US tour; read on for the dates.

Coldplay 2008 Tour Dates

6/29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
7/2 Washington, DC Verizon Center
7/3 Hartford, CT XL Center
7/5 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
7/8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
7/9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
7/10 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
7/12 Phoenix, AZ Jobbing.com Arena
7/19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
7/21 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
7/24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
7/25 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
7/27 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
7/29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7/30 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
8/1 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
8/3 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
8/4 Chicago, IL United Center
10/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
10/26 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
10/29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/3 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
11/7 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
11/8 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
11/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
11/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
11/19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
11/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena
11/22 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena