Coldplay, which made its first Milwaukee appearance March 12, 2003 at the Eagles Ballroom on its tour supporting its second disc, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," returns to southeastern Wisconsin to play at Alpine Valley on Saturday, July 25.
The band also played Alpine Valley during the tour for "X+Y" on Aug. 13, 2005 and at the Bradley Center on March 19, 2006.
The tour starts July 10 in Portland, Ore., and wraps Aug. 9 in Tampa. It is the latest jaunt in support of "Viva La Vida," the band's fourth album, released in July 2008. The record has topped the chart in 36 countries, including the U.S. and England. It is also the band's fourth straight studio album to be certified multi-Platinum by the RIAA and has sold nearly 8 million copies around the world.
The band's tour starts Feb. 12 in Asia and Australia before hitting North America.
Tickets for the Alpine Valley show go on sale Saturday, Feb. 14 at www.coldplay.com.
In the meantime, you can catch Coldplay on the Grammy telecast Sunday, Feb. 8.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.