Coldplay Announces 2012 North American Tour

You know you’re doing well when you can sell tickets this far in advance.  Yes, all the gigs will sell out, which means the promoter can sit on a big pile of interest-bearing cash until it comes time to pay out.

Hey, that sort of financial instrument is very common.  It’s also why companies like Costco only pay suppliers after 180 days.  They pocket the cash and use the interest profits to keep prices lower.  Not that the “keep prices lower” thing necessary happens in the concert industry.

Anyway, here are the dates for the gigs and the on-sale dates:

    4/17 Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place             		Sat., Dec. 17
    4/18 Calgary, AB         Scotiabank Saddledome  	Sat., Dec. 17
    4/20 Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena             		Sat., Dec. 17
    4/24 Portland, OR        Rose Garden Arena        	Sat., Dec. 17
    4/25 Seattle, WA         KeyArena                 		Sat., Dec. 17
    4/27 San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion At San Jose  	Sat., Dec. 17
    5/1  Los Angeles, CA     Hollywood Bowl           		Mon., Jan. 9
    5/2  Los Angeles, CA     Hollywood Bowl          		Mon., Jan. 9
    6/22 Dallas, TX          American Airlines Center Sat., 	Dec. 17
    6/25 Houston, TX          Toyota Center           		Sat., Dec. 17
    6/28 Tampa, FL           St. Pete Times Forum     	Sat., Dec. 17
    6/29 Miami, FL           American Airlines Arena  		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/2  Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena            		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/5  Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center       		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/8  Washington, DC      Verizon Center           		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/23 Toronto, ON         Air Canada Centre        		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/26 Montreal, QC        Bell Centre              		Sat., Dec. 17
    7/29 Boston, MA          TD Garden                		Sat., Dec. 17
    8/3  East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center              		Sat., Dec. 17
    8/7  Chicago, IL         United Center            		Mon., Dec. 19
    8/11 St. Paul, MN        Xcel Energy Center       		Sat., Dec. 17

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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