Coldplay is bringing their Mylo Xyloto tour to Houston next summer on June 25 at the Toyota Center. The band was last in Houston on July 22, 2009 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on the down-slope of the Viva La Vida tour.
The "international makeout 'n' cuddle band" has been getting flack lately for not allowing the new Mylo to be available on pay streaming sites. For what it's worth, the whole thing is on YouTube if you don't feel like buying it.
While we are on the subject, when did Coldplay become the soft-rock devil to so many people? We didn't mind the band's early output, save for "Yellow" which was sappy treacle, but they seemed to have cool thing going on, what with working with producer Brian Eno. People call them a "chick band" but all I have ever seen at their shows was couples and really intense dudes, so someone is lying.
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2005's X & Y had a weird Kraftwerk vibe to it, or was that just us? We played A Rush Of Blood To The Head a bit when it came out in 2002, but then again "In My Place" was just another "Yellow" which soiled our collective memory of it all.
Chris Martin seems like a tool, but he was on Extrasand was damned funny making sport of his own persona, so who knows anything anymore?