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Coldplay coming to Florida in 2017



If a mysterious image on Twitter is to be believed -- and when has that ever led anyone astray? -- Coldplay is coming to Florida in 2017.

The mega-selling British rock band, who've spent much of 2016 touring behind their album A Head Full of Dreams, just tweeted a .gif that appears to tease the impending announcement of a new North American tour:


The gif teases, in rapid-fire fashion, dates in 17 states, provinces and districts, and "FL" is among them. There are obviously a lot of questions to be answered here -- are we talking Miami? Orlando? Tampa? Jacksonville? And are we talking stadiums or arenas? -- but this is still promising news.

***UPDATE*** Coldplay has announced they'll perform at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 28. Tickets will start at $29.50 and go on sale soon (Live Nation says Oct. 15, Coldplay says Oct. 21). Click here. (And, it's worth noting, just because Tampa hasn't been announced just yet doesn't mean they won't eventually come. In 2016, the band announced a round of stadium dates early on before adding arena dates in other markets later.)

Coldplay's last performance in Tampa Bay came in 2012, with a confetti-draped spectacular in support of their album Mylo Xyloto. I caught a Coldplay concert this summer in Louisville, Ky., and can confirm that their new tour is every bit as much of a hit-filled, visually spectacular spectacle.

For the record, the .gif also teases 2017 Coldplay tour dates in New York, Massachusetts, California, Washington, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Oregon, Missouri, Illinois, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington D.C. and "NE," which could either stand for New England or Nebraska.

Let the guessing and waiting begin!

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2016 11:05am]


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