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Coldplay US tour postponed by two weeks

Just hanging out for now
Just hanging out for now

Coldplay has been forced to postpone their US tour by two weeks due to unspecified "production delays - which mean that the show simply won't be ready" for itsscheduled June 29 kick-off in Philadelphia.

The itinerary will now begin July 14-15 in Los Angeles. Itwas to close Aug. 4 in Chicago but will instead wrap that day in Boston. Tickets for the scrapped dates will be valid for the new ones, but refunds are also available at points of purchase. For an updated itinerary, visit the band's website.

Following the conclusion of the first US leg, the group will tour internationally through early October, after which it begins more North American dates. In 2009, Coldplay will play European stadiums - the kind of venues they're eyeing for North America next year.

The band's fourth album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, will be released June 16 internationally and a day later inthe US. The first single, Viva La Vida, is alreadyColdplay's biggest hit thus far.

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