Coldplay has confirmed the first leg of what will be their most extensive North American tour to date. Presented by MTV and kicking off January 21 in Orlando, the first run will hit large halls in 26 cities. Plans are also currently being made for a May/June second leg of North American dates. In addition to their 2003 headline tour, Coldplay is set to return to the States next month for a run of major market Christmas radio shows and a December 16 performance on Late Show with David Letterman.
Coldplay 2002/2003 Tour Dates:
December 8 Los Angeles CA KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
December 9 San Francisco CA KLLC Alice In Winterland
December 11 Boston MA WBCN X-MAS Rave
December 12 New York NY K-ROCK Claus-Fest
December 13 Washington DC WHFS WHFS-Mas Nutcracker
December 15 Philadelphia PA Y-100 Festival 2002
December 16 New York NY Late Show with David Letterman
January 21 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live
January 22 Coral Gables FL University of Miami Convocation Hall
Januart 24 Birmingham AL BJCC Concert Hall
January 25 Charlotte NC Grady Cole Center
January 27 New Orleans LA Saenger Theatre
January 28 Houston TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
January 29 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center
January 31 Grand Prairie TX Next Stage
February 1 Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall
February 3 St. Louis MO Savvis Center
February 4 Kansas City KS Memorial Hall
February 6 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium
February 7 Magna UT Saltair Resort Pavillon
February 9 Phoenix AZ Dodge Theater
February 24 Ottawa ONT Corel Centre
February 25 Montreal ONT T.B.A.
February 27 Hartford CT Oakdale
February 28 Camden NJ Tweeter Center
March 2 Pittsburgh PA Palumbo Theatre
March 3 Detroit MI Fox Theatre
March 4 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre
March 6 Atlanta GA T.B.A.
March 7 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
March 9 Columbus OH The Pavillion
March 10 Louisville KY Palace Theatre
March 12 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom
March 13 Minneapolis MN Target Center
George Strait Extends Tour Through Winter
Due to the overwhelming success of the fall run of George Strait’s
"Road Less Traveled Tour," 21 more dates have been added for 2003. During the first 24 dates of his tour that finished in November, George played to over 358,000 fans and grossed nearly $19 million in ticket sales.
The winter tour will kick-off in Greenville, SC on January 16 at the Bi-Lo Center and wrap in Louisville, KY on February 28 at Freedom Hall. Epic recording artist, Tammy Cochran will join Strait as his special guest.
With the lone exception of Phoenix, which is a fixed stage ampitheatre, all shows will be performed in the round.
George Strait Itinerary:
Jan. 16 — Greenville, SC — Bi-Lo Center
Jan. 17 — Birmingham, AL — BJCC Arena
Jan. 18 — Shreveport, LA — Century Tel
Jan. 19 — Austin, TX — Frank Erwin Center
Jan. 23 — Phoenix, AZ — Cricket Ampitheatre
Jan. 24 — Las Vegas, NV — Mandalay Bay Hotel
Jan. 30 — Dayton, OH — Nutter Center
Jan. 31 — Chicago, IL — Allstate Arena
Feb. 1 — East Lansing, MI — Breslin Center
Feb. 6 — Washington, DC — MCI Center
Feb. 7 — Philadelphia, PA — First Union Center
Feb. 8 — Pittsburgh, PA — Mellon Arena
Feb. 12 — Moline, IL — The Mark
Feb. 13 — Kansas City, MO — Kemper Arena
Feb. 14 — Evansville, IN — Roberts Stadium
Feb. 20 — N. Charleston, WV — N. Charleston Coliseum
Feb. 21 — Gwinnett, GA — Gwinnett Center
Feb. 22 — Raleigh, NC — RBC Center
Feb. 25 — Houston, TX — Reliant Stadium (Houston Livestock Show without Tammy Cochran)
Feb. 27 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Allen County
Feb. 28 — Louisville, KY — Freedom Hall
Brain Tumor Operation Sidelines Pseudopod
Kevin Carlberg, the lead singer of Pseudopod, underwent surgery on November 19 to remove a malignant brain tumor.
Pseudopod was recently on the road in Colorado in support of their self-titled debut CD.
While in Ft. Collins, on the eve before starting a tour with the band O.A.R., Kevin became ill with terrible headaches and nausea prior to a radio interview.
Seeking treatment at the local medical clinic, a CAT scan revealed that it was a small tumor that would most likely require surgery.
Kevin and the rest of the band immediately returned to Los Angeles for treatment to have the tumor removed. A five-hour operation on Kevin soon followed.
Carlberg is recuperating at home and will most likely need radiation and chemotherapy treatment following the procedure.
As a result, Pseudopod has canceled their tour dates with O.A.R. Meanwhile, Carlberg is in good spirits and is determined to make a full recovery.
KORN Cancels Remaining Five US Shows
KORN has been forced to cancel the five remaining U.S. dates on their North American Pop Sux! tour due to the strained vocal cords of KORN lead singer Jonathan Davis, who was advised by his vocal coach and doctors to cut the tour short.
Not wanting to disappoint their Canadian fans,
the group is going ahead with their two Canadian shows: December 4 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and December 5 at the Bell Center in Montreal.
These are rescheduled dates from the first leg of KORN's U.S. trek earlier this
The cancelled concerts:
December 7 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
December 8 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center
December 10 Utica, NY Memorial Coliseum
December 11 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
December12 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
Three Tenors' Ohio Concert Postponed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Three Tenors' have postponed their Jan. 5 concert with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra because Luciano Pavarotti's girlfriend is expected to give birth to twins that week.
Their performance was rescheduled for Sept. 28, promoters said Tuesday.
Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo have schedules that do not allow much mutual availability, promoters said.
"The concert will go on in the same form and fashion as originally planned," said Ruth Milligan, a spokeswoman for the orchestra. "Only the date has been changed."
The Three Tenors performed together only twice last year and have only two scheduled concerts this year. The next one is Dec. 16 in St. Paul, Minn.
Concertgoers holding the tickets for the Jan. 5 performance at the Schottenstein Center can use them Sept. 28 or get refunds, beginning Monday, from where they were purchased, promoters said.
Pavarotti, 67, has been living with Nicoletta Mantovani, 32, since 1996. He has three children from a previous marriage.