Coldplay kicks off North American tour with sold out shows in Los Angeles

Coldplay will kick off their “Viva La Vida” North American tour with two sold-out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 14th and 15th.

Tickets for the show went fast with fans snapped up an impressive 30,000 tickets in under 45 minutes for the Los Angeles dates this past Saturday. Coldplay tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this weekend in San Jose, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto and Boston.

The first few dates of the North American were forced to be rescheduled after production delays, but tickets already purchased for those dates will be honored at the new show dates.

To celebrate the “Viva La Vida” tour and their upcoming album of the same name, Coldplay will play free concerts in London (June 16th at the Brixton Academy), Barcelona (June 17th at Espacio Movistar) and New York City (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Tickets for these shows have already been given away via a contest, but fans are invited to turn out for Coldplay’s performance on the “TODAY” show on NBC on Friday, June 27th.

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 25th.

‘Viva La Vida,’ will hit store shelves on June 17th and is released through Capitol Music Group. The album is now the No. 1 pre-order in iTunes history.

Upcoming North American tour dates are as follows:

COLDPLAY – “VIVA LA VIDA” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR (all dates are subject to change)

Date  City             Venue
7/14  Los Angeles, CA  The Forum
7/15  Los Angeles, CA  The Forum
7/18  San Jose, CA  HP Pavilion
7/19  Las Vegas, NV  MGM Grand Garden Arena
7/23  Chicago, IL  United Center
7/25  Philadelphia, PA  Wachovia Center
7/27  Pemberton, BC  Pemberton Festival
7/29  Montreal, QC  Bell Centre
7/30  Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre
8/2   Hartford, CT  XL Center
8/3   Washington, DC Verizon Center
8/4   Boston, MA  TD Banknorth Garden
10/20 Ottawa, ON  Scotiabank Place
10/21 Cleveland, OH  Quicken Loans Arena
10/26 East Rutherford, NJ  Izod Center
11/3  Detroit, MI  The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/7  Orlando, FL  Amway Arena
11/9  Sunrise, FL  BankAtlantic Center
11/11 Atlanta, GA  Philips Arena
11/13 Kansas City, MO  Sprint Center
11/14 St. Paul, MN  Xcel Energy Center
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
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
11/26 Phoenix, AZ  Jobing.com Arena

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