Coldplay to play Rose Bowl in August on summer U.S. stadium tour


Coldplay (from left, Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman and Will Champion) will perform in seven stadiums across the U.S. this summer as part of the band’s first world tour in five years.

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Coldplay will set down in a large handful of major-market stadiums across the U.S. this summer as part of the group’s first world tour in five years, the band announced Thursday.

The stateside leg of A Head Full of Dreams tour opens July 16 at New York’s Met Life Stadium and will reach the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Aug. 20.

The band also will visit Soldier Field in Chicago on July 23, Gillette Stadium in Boston on July 30, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 6, AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Aug. 27 and San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 3.

More than 3 million people on five continents saw the British rock group’s Xylo Myloto tour in 2011-12. It was the fourth-highest-grossing tour of 2012 globally, according to Pollstar, the concert industry tracking publication, taking in more than $171 million.


Ticket presales begin Friday for CitiCard holders through the company’s Private Pass Program. General ticket sales begin Feb. 5 at Live Nation’s website.

“ ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ was written to be played live,” Coldplay songwriter and lead singer Chris Martin said in a statement, referring to the band’s latest album. “We are beyond excited to play these shows in the U.S.”

Coldplay is on tap to perform during the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, and Martin is scheduled to be late-night talk show host James Corden’s next guest on his show’s skit “Carpool Karaoke” airing the week of Feb. 1.

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