Coldplay postpone North American tour

But free Madison Square Garden show not affected by delay

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Coldplay have postponed their forthcoming tour of North America, citing production issues as the reason for the delay.

The band, who are gearing up to promote their fourth album ‘Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends’, will now start the tour proper July 14 in Los Angeles instead of June 29.

As previously reported, the band will play three free shows in London, Barcelona and New York and these shows will not be affected by the postponement,

The band issued a statement saying the aforementioned production delays are to blame for the rescheduling and added:

"We're very sorry, but we promise you a show worthy of your patience and understanding when we start in mid-July”.

The dates have all been rescheduled with tickets still valid for the new dates.

The new dates are:

Los Angeles, CA The Forum (July 14, 15)
San Jose, CA HP Pavilion (18)
Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena (19)
Chicago, IL United Center (23)
Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center (25)
Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival (27)
Montreal, QC Bell Centre (29)
Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre (30)
Hartford, CT XL Center (August 2)
Washington, DC Verizon Center (3)
Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (4)
Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place (October 20)
Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena (21)
East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center (26)
Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills (November 3)
Orlando, FL Amway Arena (7)
Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center (9)
Atlanta, GA Philips Arena (11)
Kansas City, MO Sprint Center (13)
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (14)
Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center (16)
Houston, TX Toyota Center (18)
Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (19)
Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena (21)
Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena (22)
Phoenix, AZ Arena (26)

--By our New York staff.
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