Coldplay Headed To U.K. Stadiums

Coldplay is starting its 2012 tour schedule off in a big way with the announcement of five stadium shows.

The British alternative rock band has slotted the shows close to home. The five United Kingdom dates takes place May 29 in Coventry at Ricoh Arena, June 1-2 at London’s Emirates Stadium, June 7 in Sunderland at Stadium Of Light, and June 9 at City Of Manchester Stadium.

Before the year ends Coldplay has as quick run of dates through the United Kingdom scheduled Dec. 3-9 followed by shows in France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium Dec. 14-21. Next week the band will take part in the “BBC Children In Need” charity event Nov. 17 at the Manchester Evening News Arena.

An announcement on Coldplay’s website says that the band will “have some news for those of you in North America and Europe soon.”

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Tickets for the stadium shows go on sale to the general public Nov. 18.

A presale for subscribers to O2 takes place Nov. 16. An additional presale for members of Coventry City FC, Arsenal FC, Sunderland AFC and Manchester City FC is being held Nov. 17.

Coldplay released its fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, in October on Parlophone.
For more information, click here for Coldplay’s website.