Coldplay are to perform their biggest Irish headline show to date with a June concert in Dublin, it was confirmed today.
The band will play Marlay Park on June 22 as part of a series of outdoor gigs in Ireland and the UK this summer.
The concerts will kick off Coldplay's world tour and will coincide with the release of the band's much-awaited follow-up to 2002 chart-topping album A Rush of Blood to the Head.
They will also perform at London's Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium on June 27 and 28, Glasgow's Bellahouston Park on July 1 and Bolton's Reebok Stadium on July 4 and 5 [see here]
Coldplay will play a benefit gig for Los Angeles-area radio station KCRW at the Hollywood Bowl on March 12, when it is expected they will showcase some of their new songs.
Tickets for the Marlay Park concert in Dublin, priced €59.50, go on sale next Friday, March 11 at 9am from usual Ticketmaster outlets. Coldplay last played Belfast and Dublin in the autumn of 2002.