Coldplay Up Close & Personal

Coldplay has targeted six cities around the globe for intimate shows as the band celebrates the release of its new album.  Destinations are Cologne, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and London.

Although Chris Martin & company will begin the trek next week, the band has spread the shows over the coming months, with three in May, one performance in June and the last stop in July.

Photo: Jack Plunkett / Invision / AP
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Here’s the schedule:

April 25 – Cologne, Germany, E-Werk
May 5 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
May 19 – Los Angeles, Calif., Royce Hall Auditorium
May 28 – Paris, France, Casino de Paris
June 12 – Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Dome City Hall
July 1 – London, United Kingdom, Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for Cologne go on sale April 19 at 9 a.m. local time.  On sale info for the remaining shows will be emailed exclusively to Coldplay Messenger subscribers.  For more information visit