LONDON, 28 APRIL 2008 — Violet Hill, Coldplay’s first single from the new album “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends” will be available as a free download from their website www.coldplay.com for one week starting tomorrow, April 29 at 12.15pm UK time. At that time the single will be played for the first time on radio and will simultaneously be available free exclusively from the website, a week ahead of its general digital release. The digital release will be a conventional paid-for release on May 6.
At the same time, coldplay.com will have preliminary details of two free shows that the band will play, one in London and one in New York.
The free shows are:
LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY JUNE 16
NEW YORK MADISON SQUARE GARDEN JUNE 23
Please check coldplay.com for details of how to win tickets and please do not contact the venues as no tickets will be available to buy.
Meanwhile, the release of Coldplay’s new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends has been brought forward four days in the UK to June 12. In North America the release date is June 17.
The album comprises ten brand new tracks produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs.
The track listing is:
LIFE IN TECHNICOLOR
CEMETERIES OF LONDON
LOVERS IN JAPAN/REIGN OF LOVE
VIVA LA VIDA
DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS