BREAKING: Coldplay U.S. and Canada Tour Dates, Or Why Does Coldplay Hate Los Angeles?

While even San Jose has 2 dates listed, Coldplay have curiously left any Los Angeles area appearances off their initial “Viva La Vida” tour announcement. Of course they will play Los Angeles, as there is lots of cash to be made from performing in this market. That gap in the sched between Phoenix on 7/12 and Vegas on 7/19 bodes well for at least 2, maybe even 3 shows. Maybe even a secret club show thrown in some place.

Given an apparent preference for playing nearly exclusively at corporately-branded outsized barns on this tour (i.e., “ Arena”–nice one, Phoenix) it would seem that Staples Center and Honda Center are the local obvious choices. Usually it’s annoying when O.C. venue gets an exclusive “LA area” stop for a big tour, but somehow it would be appropriate for these guys, as it was for The Boss.


Date/City/Venue/Public Tickets On Sale Date

6/29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 5/16
7/2 Washington, DC Verizon Center 5/17
7/3 Hartford, CT XL Center 5/17
7/5 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 5/17
7/6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 5/17
7/8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 5/17
7/9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/17
7/10 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 5/16
7/12 Phoenix, AZ Arena 5/17
7/19 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 5/17
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