Coldplay announce U.S. summer tour dates
Coldplay announced their first U.S. summer tour dates on Thursday, after releasing global dates last year. The domestic run will begin in July at MetLife Stadium near New York City, and the band will stop in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco.
The tour will support the band’s seventh album A Head Full of Dreams, which debuted last year. “About three or four years ago, when we decided to go down this road of making a really small, intimate album like Ghost Stories,” Martin told EW about the album, “the idea for A Head Full of Dreams came at the same time. We thought: ‘After making this restrained, intimate album, we won’t tour. Maybe we’ll feel like playing with a bit more jubilation.’ It was really fun to make, which is not what we’ve felt before.”
But before taking the show to arenas packed just to see them, Coldplay will take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show in February. “They are a band that’s big on inclusion,” the show’s director Hamish Hamilton, who also helmed halftime shows for Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Who, told EW in a recent interview about the show. “I think the buzzword will be involvement.”
Tickets for Coldplay’s summer tour go on sale Feb. 5. See a full list of dates below.
Saturday, July 16 EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ MetLife Stadium
Saturday, July 23 CHICAGO Soldier Field
Saturday, July 30 BOSTON Gillette Stadium
Saturday, Aug. 6 PHILADELPHIA Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, Aug. 20 LOS ANGELES Rose Bowl
Saturday, Aug. 27 DALLAS, AT&T Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 3 SAN FRANCISCO Levi’s Stadium