Coldplay announce Royal Albert Hall show as part of six international tour dates

The band will play at the London venue on 1 July

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Coldplay are to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of six international tour dates to launch the band’s forthcoming album Ghost Stories.

The tour will visit a number of low-key venues in Germany, the USA, France, Japan and the UK in comparison to their previous stadium arena tour.

The band are due to release their sixth studio album on 19 May, having previewed some of their new songs at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

Critics have said the album’s new tracks mark a departure from the band’s radio-geared, stadium rock anthems, with a return to a more alternative sound.

The new dates follow the band’s high production 2012 Mylo Xyloto tour, featuring video screens, rockets and multi-coloured lights.

Colplay will begin their new string of concerts in Cologne, Germany on 25 April, before finishing at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 July.

The shows are the first to be announced since frontman Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow “consciously uncoupled” last month.

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am CET on Saturday 19 April. Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to a special Coldplay mailing list.

The dates in full

April 25 - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany

May 5 - Beacon Theatre, New York, USA

May 19 - Royce Hall, Los Angeles, USA

May 28 - Casino de Paris, Paris, France

June 12 - Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan

July 1 - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK