Coldplay Kicks Off U.S. Club Tour

By | August 5, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Coldplay heads to Boston’s Paradise club Tuesday (August 6) for the second night of its brief U.S. club tour to preview its next album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

The tour, which was scheduled to kick off Friday night (August 2) at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, will find the band in small venues in eight cities overall, culminating on August 20 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

If all goes well, Coldplay’s latest U.S. trek will be far more successful than the first time the band came to play in the States. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recalls the tour in support of its then-little-known debut album, the 2000 release, Parachutes.

He said, “The first time we came to America we had just come for Australia where it was about the temperature of a cookie oven, you know, and we were all like, ‘oooh.’ And then we came to America, this is in February, and it was just like being put straight in the freezer. And we just got really ill and bailed.”

A Rush Of Blood To The Head arrives August 27. It features the single “In My Place.”

Coldplay returns to North America for a more substantial tour of bigger venues in September.

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