The shows precede their big UK outings in the spring...

COLDPLAY have announced a string of European dates to precede their biggest UK shows to date.

As we recently revealed, Coldplay will play two huge shows at the London Earl’s Court on April 16-17, as well as a Manchester date at the MEN Arena (14). All these dates are sold out.

The group will also play gigs from March, calling at: Lille Zenith (March 27)

Strasbourg Hell Rhénus (28)

Paris Zenith (30)

Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle (31)

Munster Halle Munsterland (April 2)

Dusseldorf Philipshalle (3)

Boblingen Sports Hall (5)

Zurich Hallenstadion (6)

Lisbon Atlantica Pavillion (9)

Madrid Vista Alegre Bull Ring (10)

Barcelona Badalona Arena (11)

Manchester MEN Arena (14)

London Earls Court (16-17)