After forming in 1996, releasing three EPs, and going through quite a few name changes, Coldplay broke into the mainstream with their debut album, Parachutes, in 2000. The album went platinum seven times, won a Grammy in 2002, and was largely supported by the single "Yellow." The acclaim was succeeded by numerous high profile, headlining tour dates . Coldplay's following albums, including A Rush of Blood to the Head and Viva la Vida experienced similar success: winning Grammys, going multi-platinum, and placing at the top of the charts.
After three years of recording, Coldplay will soon be ready to release their next smash record. Fans are excited about the album's release, as well as upcoming summer and fall tour dates in 2011. Festival highlights from the concert schedule include Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Rock In Rio. Coldplay's final tour dates in 2011 will be supporting the Parlotones in South Africa in early October, but more dates might be added to the concert schedule.