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The Music Wiki's 2012 Concert Series
Show #3: Coldplay

Coldplay is currently on their fifth concert tour to coincide with their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, and fittingly, the tour has five legs. The first two legs in Europe and North America have now passed, but fear not because there are two more European legs and one more North American leg. The tour kicked off on October 26th in Madrid with (see video below) and will finish in Hanover, Germany on September 22nd. With 75 arena shows in total, it goes without saying that Coldplay is a super group at this point.

When the tour stopped in Los Angeles last weekend, Coldplay covered the Beastie Boys' song "Fight for Your Right (to Party)" in honor of member MCA, who passed away last week. The tribute has gone viral for being, depending on who you ask, heartfelt or just downright insulting . One thing is for sure, the Beastie Boys themselves hated that song and never played it live.

Despite the mixed buzz about the MCA tribute, we've heard nothing but good things about the Mylo Xyloto tour. The diversity of the opening acts are a great testament to the general likability of Coldplay, and many fans, who used to dislike them, have said that seeing them live was a revelation.

Opening Acts

  • Emeli Sandé (North America, select dates)
  • Marina and the Diamonds (Manchester—4 December) (Europe, select dates) (North America—Leg, select dates)
  • Robyn (Europe, select dates) (North America, select dates)
  • Rita Ora (Europe, select dates)
  • Wolf Gang (North America, select dates)
  • Frank Ocean (Europe—Leg 3)
  • Ash (London—1 June)


For tickets, visit the official Coldplay website.

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue
18 May 2012 Porto Portugal Estádio do Dragão
20 May 2012 Madrid Spain Estadio Vicente Calderón
22 May 2012 Nice France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
24 May 2012 Turin Italy Stadio Olimpico di Torino
26 May 2012 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund
29 May 2012 Coventry England Ricoh Arena
1 June 2012 London Emirates Stadium
2 June 2012
4 June 2012
7 June 2012 Sunderland Stadium of Light
9 June 2012 London Wembley Stadium
9 June 2012 Manchester Etihad Stadium
10 June 2012
North America
22 June 2012 Dallas United States American Airlines Center
23 June 2012
25 June 2012 Houston Toyota Center
26 June 2012
28 June 2012 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
29 June 2012 Miami American Airlines Arena
2 July 2012 Atlanta Philips Arena
3 July 2012 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
5 July 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
6 July 2012
8 July 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
9 July 2012
23 July 2012 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
24 July 2012
26 July 2012 Montreal Bell Centre
27 July 2012
29 July 2012 Boston United States TD Garden
30 July 2012
1 August 2012 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
3 August 2012 East Rutherford Izod Center
4 August 2012
7 August 2012 Chicago United Center
8 August 2012
10 August 2012 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
11 August 2012
28 August 2012 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
30 August 2012 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Olympic Stadium
2 September 2012 Paris France Stade de France
4 September 2012 Cologne Germany RheinEnergieStadion
6 September 2012 The Hague Netherlands Malieveld
12 September 2012 Munich Germany Olympic Stadium
14 September 2012 Leipzig Red Bull Arena
16 September 2012 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena
19 September 2012 Warsaw Poland National Stadium
22 September 2012 Hanover Germany AWD-Arena


Coldplay Live unstaged at Plaza de Toros de las Ventas Madrid - Clocks & Fix You -

Coldplay Live unstaged at Plaza de Toros de las Ventas Madrid - Clocks & Fix You -

Mylo Xyloto Tour - First Show in Madrid

Grammy Awards 2012 Coldplay ft Rihanna Princess Of China & Paradise HD

Grammy Awards 2012 Coldplay ft Rihanna Princess Of China & Paradise HD

Coldplay at the 2012 Grammys with Rihanna


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