Tour Alert: Coldplay Returns to North America

Plus new dates from Sleigh Bells, Puscifer, Dropkick Murphys and more

December 8, 2011 12:30 PM ET

Coldplay perform on day 3 of Mencap's Little Noise Sessions.
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Now that Coldplay fans have had ample time to religiously learn the lyrics from their 5th studio album, Mylo Xyloto, the band is taking to the road in April 2012 for the first time in three years. With two Grammy nominations this year for the two premiere singles off their latest release, Chris Martin and co. will continue to put on a breathtaking show you'll never tell your friends you actually saw.

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

Odd-rock's most seriously talented musical comedy troupe, Puscifer, is taking weird on the road this winter in support of their latest release, Conditions of My Parole. In his third venture as a frontman (see: Tool and A Perfect Circle), Maynard James Keenan aims to play out his inner Sybil via a string of live dates in the U.S. and Canada.

2/23 Austin, TX – Long Center for the Performing Arts
2/25 Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Theatre
2/26 Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
2/28 Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall
2/29 Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
3/3 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
3/4 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
3/6 Kansas City, KS – Kansas City Music Hall
3/7 Omaha, NE –   Omaha Civic Auditorium
3/10 Edmonton, AB – North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
3/11 Calgary, AB –  Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
3/13 Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
3/14 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
3/18 Escondido, CA –  California Center for the Arts

Sleigh Bells
Florida will get a private peek at Sleigh Bells' upcoming second release, Reign of Terror, as the noise-pop duo does a full tour of guitarist Derek Miller's home state. Joining them all along the Panhandle is fellow Floridian, DJ and producer, Diplo.

2/3 Gainesville, FL – Florida Theater*
2/4 Tampa, FL – The Ritz*
2/6 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall*
2/7 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon*
2/9 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live*
2/10 Orlando, FL – Firestone*
2/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
2/14 Miami, FL – Grand Central*                        
*= w/Diplo

After selling out his first run of North American dates, French phenomonon Anthony Gonzalez heads back on the road again this spring in support of his latest album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. On top of his wildly ambitious ambient sound, M83 provides a visually stunning live performance to go with it – one full of lights, lasers, and anything else you'd expect to see in a hip Paris night club.

1/12 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia (Sold Out)
1/13 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia (Sold Out)
4/22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Auditorium
4/25 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
4/26 Seattle, WA - The Neptune
4/27 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
4/29 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
4/30 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
5/1 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
5/2 Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
5/4 Chicago, IL - The Vic
5/5 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
5/6 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
5/7 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
5/9 Boston, MA - House of Blues
5/10 New York, NY - Terminal 5
5/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
5/12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
5/17 Houston, TX - House of Blues
5/18 Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
5/19 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

Dropkick Murphys
Irish-American punk rockers Dropkick Murphys launch a spring tour in 2012, with a four-day stop over St. Patty's Day in their home state of Massachusetts. The band, on the road in support of their 2011 album Going Out In Style, are shipping out from Toronto, and will show "no mercy" as they take their infamous Celtic punk sound across North America.

2/22 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
2/23 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
2/24 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center (Admirals Game)
2/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
2/27 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
2/28 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
2/29 Austin, TX - Emo’s East
3/1 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
3/3 Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
3/4 Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
3/5 Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
3/6 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
3/7 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
3/9 Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
3/10 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
3/11 Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
3/15 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
3/16 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
3/17 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena (matinee show)
3/17 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena (evening show)        
3/18 Boston, MA - TBA
3/24 Washington, DC - ShamrockFest ‘12

Cass McCombs
After releasing two albums to bookend 2011 (Wit's End and Humor Risk), songwriter Cass McCombs takes his "minor key state of mind" across the United States. The free-spirited musician, known for his nomadic, un-rooted lifestyle, channels a quiet, heartbreaking sound that famed British DJ John Peel himself called "brilliant."

12/8 Portland, OR - Doug Fir#
12/9 Eugene, OR - Cozmic#
1/12 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
1/13 Marfa, TX - Padre's*
1/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
1/16 News Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
1/18 Nashville, TN - Foobar*
1/19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
1/20 Saxaphaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom*
1/21 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar*
1/22 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie*
1/25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
1/26 Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
1/27 Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
1/28 Detroit, MI - Pike Room*
1/29 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall*
1/30 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
1/1 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry*
2/2 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room*
2/3  Denver, CO - Hi-Dive*
2/4  Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*
 # w/ White Magic
* w/ Frank Fairfield

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