Coldplay have announced that their North American tour in support of the forthcoming Viva la Vida has been delayed two weeks due to “production issues.” What that means, no one knows. Perhaps they had trouble procuring enough of those ridiculous side-slung bass drums for the drummer to walk around with? Instead of starting on June 29 in Philadelphia, the tour will kick of on July 14 in Los Angeles.
Basically, if you were planning on seeing Coldplay June 29-July 12, you are totally hosed, as no dates have been announced to replace the cancelled ones, and seem unlikely since the band heads overseas immediately following the North American jaunt. But you are equally hosed if you planned on seeing the band in Sacramento, San Jose, Winnipeg, Omaha, or their second show in Chicago, because those dates have been cancelled to make up dates in Boston and D.C. These dates may be made up when Coldplay return to North America in November.
First it was the leak, now it’s this. Tough two weeks.