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Coldplay Announces 'Viva La Vida' Concert Tour Dates

By Rich King on May 8, 2008

Chris Martin, Coldplay, live, concert, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Coldplay will kick off its upcoming "Viva La Vida" concert tour at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29, the band announced Friday.

The tour will begin in North America and continue on into Europe and Japan. The "Viva La Vida" dates are in support of the band's upcoming album by the same, which will be released on June 17.

Before embarking on the tour, the band will play two free concerts — June 16 at the Brixton Academy in London, and June 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Information on how to win tickets for each show is available on the group's Web site — www.Coldplay.com

Ticket prices have to be determined, but a three-tiered pricing strategy is expected, with prices roughly in the $50, $65 and $85 range.

"You're not going to see us coming out with $125-$150 tickets," Coldplay manager Dave Holmes tells Billboard.com.

The following is a list of confirmed North American dates. More shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Click here to purchase concert tickets!