Music: Cold Play

Details Released For Free Madison Square Garden & Brixton Academy Show Tickets On Coldplay.com

Photo Credit: Stephan Craneanscki (L-R): Will Champion · Guy Berryman · Chris Martin · Jonny Buckland. Source: Stephan Craneanscki, Capitol Records.

Coldplay announce their "Viva La Vida" North American Tour in support of their new album of the same name, which will be released on June 17, 2008.

The tour, which will be produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 29th in Philadelphia, PA.

Before kicking off the "Viva La Vida" tour, Coldplay will play free concerts in London (June 16th at the 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 May 9th through June 1st. Winners will receive notification on June 5, 2008

Viva La Vida, Coldplay's upcoming album, will be released by Capitol Music Group on June 17th. Produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs, the record is the follow-up to 2005's X&Y, which debuted at #1 in 32 countries and has sold 10 million copies worldwide to date.

Cold Play 2008 Concert Tour Dates & Location Schedule

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06/23/2008 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
06/27/2008 - NBC - New York, NY
06/29/2008 - Wachovia Center - Philadelphia, PA
07/02/2008 - Verizon Center - Washington, DC
07/03/2008 - XL Center Coliseum - Hartford, CT
07/05/2008 - The Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI
07/06/2008 - Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH
07/08/2008 - Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN
07/09/2008 - SPRINT CENTER - Kansas City, MO
07/10/2008 - Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK
07/12/2008 - Jobbing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ
07/19/2008 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
07/21/2008 - Arco Arena - Sacramento, CA
07/24/2008 - HP Pavilion At San Jose - San Jose, CA
07/25/2008 - HP Pavilion At San Jose - San Jose, CA
07/27/2008 - - ,
07/29/2008 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, Canada
07/30/2008 - Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, Canada
08/01/2008 - MTS Centre - Winnipeg, Canada
08/03/2008 - Qwest Center - Omaha, NE
08/04/2008 - United Center - Chicago, IL
10/20/2008 - Bell Centre - Montreal, Canada
10/21/2008 - Scotiabank Place - Kanata, Canada
10/26/2008 - Izod Center (formerly Continental Airlines Arena) - East Rutherford, NJ
10/29/2008 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
10/30/2008 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
11/03/2008 - TD Banknorth Garden - Boston, MA
11/07/2008 - Amway Arena (formerly TD Waterhouse Centre) - Orlando, FL
11/08/2008 - American Airlines Arena - Miami, FL
11/11/2008 - Philips Arena - Atlanta, GA
11/18/2008 - Toyota Center - Houston, TX
11/19/2008 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
11/21/2008 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
11/22/2008 - Energy Solutions Arena - Salt Lake City, UT

The album's lead single "Violet Hill" was downloaded by two million people during the recent one-week period in which the band made the song available to fans for free. It is now for sale at all digital retailers and is quickly rising to the top of the charts at Modern Rock and AAA radio. Coldplay will perform "Violet Hill" on the "TODAY" show on NBC on Friday, June 27th. Fans are encouraged to check out the performance in person. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the show's Window on the World Studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The band will also perform on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on June 26th.

"(Lead singer Chris) Martin broods over a lost lover with a snarling acidity that makes him sound more human than ever -- miles away from the dreamy romantic he was on soaring ballads like 'Speed of Sound,'" said Rolling Stone, naming "Violet Hill" a must-have in a recent "Downloads" column. "Jonny Buckland rips jagged, bluesy riffs that match Martin's mood while drummer Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman maintain a stalking beat ... primal rock & roll." The Los Angeles Times pronounced the single a "promising return," also marveling at its harder edge.

Source: Live Nation
LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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