Miley Cyrus to tour with Coldplay

Miley Cyrus (you know, Hannah Montana) is going to support Coldplay on tour. Yes, you read correctly.

While we at MusicRadar don't rank this bill up there with the historically mismatched 1967 pairing of The Monkees with the then-unknown Jimi Hendrix Experience, we have to admit, it's pretty darned weird. To us, anyway.

Apparently, the 15-year-old Hannah Montana star (who last week had the No. 1 record in the US with Breakout, issued under her own name) recently revealed her love for Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin. And now Martin has revealed the admiration is mutual and has reportedly lined Cyrus up to perform with the band at some shows of their current world tour.

"I like Miley Cyrus," says Martin. "She seems to have a sweet charater. Anyone we like or respect, no matter how different they may be, we would play with."

Somewhat more creepily, Cyrus admitted she has a crush on 31-year-old husband of Gwyneth Paltrow and father to her two children. "My ideal man is a 16-year-old Chris Martin," says Cyrus. "But my mom says I have terrible taste!"

And some would say "illegal."

Joe Bosso

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