Charli XCX (whose EP is out), Frank Ocean, Robyn & more opening on Coldplay tour; Icona Pop DJing in NYC
Coldplay at All Points West 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Swedish duo Icona Pop will be heading to North America this month, where they’ll play Glasslands on June 22 (tickets). Before they play that show, they’ll DJ a VIbrations party one day earlier, 6/21 at Hudson Terrace Roof Deck with DJ sets by Cassian, Sean Glass, and guests. The party is free til midnight with RSVP.
In related news, Charli XCX (who wrote Icona Pop’s song “I Love It”) has a new EP out today called You’re the One. You’ve already heard “Nuclear Seasons” and the Balam Acab remix of that song. Now you can listen to the EP’s title track as well, which is streaming below. The EP also includes a Blood Orange remix of that song.
Charli is one of the many artists opening for Coldplay (who will never work with Justin Bieber) on their upcoming tour, including the Chicago date with Marina and the Diamonds. Other openers on the tour include Robyn (who opens their Texas shows), Frank Ocean (who recently announced his own tour), Wolf Gang (who has nothing to do with any group Frank Ocean is part of), Temper Trap, The Pierces, and Emeli Sande.
Emeli was in NYC last week to play Bowery Ballroom and MHOW with Selah Sue (if you went, how were those shows?) and she’ll be opening the East Rutherford, NJ shows at Izod Center on August 3 and 4 with Marina and the Diamonds. Tickets for those shows are available. If you’re going to the Coldplay shows, be careful with the “Xylobands” that are being given out at the concerts. Fans are reporting that these bands, “which create a dramatic effect at Coldplay gigs,” have been randomly reactivating after the shows and causing traumas such as waking fans up in the middle of the night. “It is believed the only way to stop the glowing is to jam a pencil clip into the band.” Maybe they should call them jam bands.
As mentioned, Marina and the Diamonds will return to the NYC area after that for two headling shows at Webster Hall (8/16 & 8/18) with MS MR. The 8/16 show is sold out but tickets for the 8/18 show are still available. MS MR will play NYC even sooner than that at Santos Party House on June 27.
Speaking of Coldplay openers, Rita Ora just recently opened a few dates for the band and she’s in NYC tonight for a free show at Gramercy Theater. RSVP is closed but you maybe don’t wanna go anyway? Beyonce and Jay-Z on the other hand, might already have plans to be there. They went to support her at Coldplay’s show in Manchester on Sunday (6/10) and were then spotted headbanging during Coldplay’s set. A video of said headbanging is below.
That video, the Charli XCX stream, and a list of all Coldplay dates below…
Beyonce and Jay-Z headbanging to Coldplay
Charli XCX – “You’re the One”
Coldplay — 2012 Tour Dates
06/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center ^#
06/23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center ^#
06/25 Houston, TX Toyota Center ^#
06/26 Houston, TX Toyota Center ^#
06/28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum ^#
06/29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena ^#
07/02 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena ^#
07/03 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena ^#
07/05 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ^#
07/06 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ^#
07/08 Washington, DC Verizon Center ^#
07/09 Washington, DC Verizon Center ^#
07/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre %+
07/24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre %+
07/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre %?
07/27 Montreal QC Bell Centre %?
07/29 Boston, MA TD Garden %+
07/30 Boston, MA TD Garden %+
08/01 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills %+
08/03 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center %+
08/04 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center %+
08/07 Chicago, IL United Center %?
08/08 Chicago, IL United Center %?
08/10 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center %?
08/11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center %?
08/28 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium !%
08/30 Stockholm, SE Olympic Stadium !%
09/02 Paris, FR Stade de France !%
09/04 Cologne, DE Rheinenergie Stadium !%
09/06 The Hague, NL Malieveld !%
09/12 Munich, DE Red Bull Stadium !%
09/16 Prage, CZ Slavia Eden Stadium !%
09/19 Warsaw, PL National Stadium !%
09/22 Hannover, DE AWD Arena !%
11/10 Auckland, NZ Mt Smart Stadium &
11/13 Melbourne, AU Etihad Stadium &
11/17 Sydney, AU Allianz Stadium &
11/21 Brisbane, AU Suncorp Stadium &
% = w/ Marina and the Diamonds
^ = w/ Robyn
# = w/ Wolf Gang
+ = w/ Emile Sande
? = w/ Charli XCX
! = w/ Frank Ocean
& = w/ The Pierces, The Temper Trap