Coldplay Viva La Vida Tour

Coldplay really needs little introduction. With millions of fans around the globe, this incredibly popular music group is already well known and well liked. Getting tickets for their concerts has always been a problem since they are usually sold out in a heart beat. However their latest “Viva La Vida” tour will provide more than the usual opportunities to see them play live so fans will likely find it slightly easier than usual to get a chance to see their favorite band.

Coldplay was brought to life as a rock band in London in 1997 and the group quickly enjoyed massive success. In fact, they have been on of the most successful commercial acts of the new millennium. Their climb up the slippery slope of success started after they released their hit single “Yellow”. This was soon followed by their début album, “Parachutes (2000)”, which not only won millions of hearts around the world but also got them a Mercury Prize. Subsequent albums include “A Rush of Blood to the Head” and “X&Y”. Their fourth and latest album, “Viva La Vida” (aka Death and All His Friends), is scheduled to be released on 17 June 2008 and so will coincide with their Viva La Vida tour. Perhaps the most well known songs produced by the band are “Yellow”, “Speed of Sound”, “The Scientist” and “Clocks”, which won a Grammy Award. The band members are Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion.

The Viva La Vida tour will see the band darting across North America, Japan and Europe over a series of months. It is scheduled to start on June 29 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia and will end some time in 2009. Most of the tickets for the American leg of the concert will be on sale from June 14. There are roughly 50 concerts scheduled for this country. After playing in the US, Coldplay will head over to Europe and the U.K. where they will play two free concerts and a number of others. Following that they will touch down in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. In total they will be playing in about 90 different shows by the end of the year, with more to follow in 2009. The group’s manager says that they expect to end up doing about 150 shows by the time the tour has ended. You can visit the Coldplay’s official website for more information and exact tour dates and venues.