British rock band Coldplay is playing two free concerts before it starts its Viva la Vida world tour, which kicks off in Philadelphia, PA...

British rock band Coldplay is playing two free concerts before it starts its Viva la Vida world tour, which kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on June 29. The band’s 29-date trek of mostly North American arena shows goes through November 22 in Salt Lake City, UT, but there are enough open dates to add more concerts to their schedule. The band is mounting the tour in support of its new album, “Viva La Vida,” set for a June release.

Coldplay’s two free concerts are set for June 16 at the Brixton Academy in London, UK and June 23 at Madison Sqaure Garden in New York. Information on how to obtain tickets for these shows are posted on the band’s website.

Mixed in with the North American shows are two festival dates, August 9-10 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, where they will headline the Summer Sonic Festival.

Coldplay expects to do about 90 shows this year and approximately 150 concerts by the time the Viva la Vida tour wraps next year. Tickets will be in the $50-$85 range in most markets, and the majority of tickets are slated to go on sale June 14.

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Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Tour itinerary:

June 29 Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
July 2 Washington, DC; Verizon Center
July 3 Hartford, CT (XL Center)
July 5 Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
July 6 Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
July 8 St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
July 9 Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
July 10 Oklahoma City, OK (Ford Center)
July 12 Phoenix, AZ (Jobbing.com Arena)
July 19 Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
July 21 Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
July 24 San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
July 27 Pemberton, BC (Pemberton Festival)
July 29 Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
July 30 Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
August 1 Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
August 3 Omaha, NE (Qwest Center)
August 4 Chicago, IL (United Center)
August 8 Osaka, JAP (Maishima)
August 9 Toyko, JAP (Marine Stadium)
October 20 Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
October 21 Ottawa, ON, (Scotiabank Place)
October 26 East Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)
October 29-30 Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)

November 3 Boston, MA (TD Banknorth Garden)
November 11 Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
November 18 Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
November 19 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
November 21 Denver, CO (Pepsi Center Arena)
November 22 Salt Lake City, UT (Energy Solutions Arena)