Coldplay will wrap up 2012 tour in St. Paul

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Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitting and moping about those introspective and beautiful first songs.

Coldplay are a more ferocious beast these days, one that crafts ready-for-the-arena albums and one who has skyrocketed to a level of popularity that allows them to actually play those arenas. Their new tour will find them jumping from one gigantic arena to another throughout most of 2012 in support of Mylo Xyloto, concluding with a show at the Xcel Center in St. Paul on August 11.

So if you haven't seen Coldplay live yet, stop waiting on that chance to see them play "Trouble" in an intimate setting -- next time they might be playing from the surface of the moon.

Full Coldplay tour dates:

12-09 London, England - O2 Arena
12-10 London, England - Under 1 Roof @ O2 Arena
12-14 Paris, France - Bercy
12-15 Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena 
12-17 Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Ahoy
12-18 Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
12-20 Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
12-21 Berlin, Germany - O2 World Arena
12-31 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village
04-17 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place 
04-18 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome 
04-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena 
04-24 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena 
04-25 Seattle, WA - Key Arena 
04-27 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion 
05-01-02 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl 
05-29 Coventry, England - Ricoh Stadium
06-01 London, England - Emirates Stadium
06-02 London, England - Emirates Stadium 
06-04 London, England - Emirates Stadium
06-07 Sunderland - Stadium of Light
06-09-10 Manchester, England - Etihad Stadium 
06-22 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center 
06-25 Houston, TX - Toyota Center 
06-28 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum 
06-29 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena 
07-02 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena 
07-05 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 
07-08 Washington, DC - Verizon Center 
07-23 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre 
07-26 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre 
07-29 Boston, MA - TD Garden 
08-03 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center 
08-07 Chicago, IL - United Center 
08-11 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center


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George
George

It really shouldn't be too big a shock they're playing an arena here. Last 2 times they've played here have been at Target Center & Xcel.

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

I know. I keep waiting for a theater show, but I missed the boat.

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