Coldplay’s latest album, Ghost Stories, is set to hit the shelves (or your Apple product of choice) on May 19, so the band is setting out on a small little thing of a world tour to promote it. Luckily for Americans, two of those are in the United States. On May 5, Coldplay will play at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre (a favorite of the Allman Brothers and Dalai Lama, among others). Two weeks later, on May 19, the band will play a show at Royce Hall, located on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. There is no announcement yet as to when tickets will go on sale (or if they’ll add any other U.S. shows to this short tour), but stay tuned for information as we have it. The band performed a preview of four tracks from Ghost Stories at this year’s South by Southwest Festival.
Coldplay was formed in 1996 by Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland after the two met at University College London. They’ve released five albums—2000’s Parachutes, 2002’s A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2005’s X&Y, 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, and 2011’s Mylo Xyloto. For these albums, the band has nabbed eight BRIT Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards, as well as sold over 70 million records.