Coldplay announce free single and shows


We're very pleased to announce that Coldplay's new single, 'Violet Hill', will be available as a free download exclusively from for one week starting tomorrow, Tuesday April 29th, at 12.15pm UK time. This is a full week ahead of the single's conventional paid-for digital release, on Tuesday May 6th.

Then, on Wednesday May 7th, there will be a free limited edition 7-inch vinyl of 'Violet Hill' on the cover of NME magazine, backed by the exclusive B-side, 'A Spell A Rebel Yell'. You can pre-order the issue by clicking here

Artwork: 'Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends'

Free gigs in London and New York
Also tomorrow, will announce preliminary details of two free shows which the band will play in June, one at London's Brixton Academy and the other at New York's Madison Square Garden. Full details of how to win tickets to both will be revealed on in the next few weeks.

Album release details
Coldplay's fourth album, 'Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends' is out in June. The release dates are as follows:
UK - June 12
USA & Canada - June 17
Japan - June 11
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Ireland - June 13
Australia/NZ - June 14
ROW - June 16
We'll be back with more news soon.


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