To help push their new record, Coldplay have announced an intimate run of six shows around the world. Starting on April 25 at E-Werk in Cologne, Germany, the band will hit smaller venues in New York, Los Angeles (on the day of the album’s release), Paris, and Tokyo in May. The last show of the mini-tour won’t take place until July 1 in London, England at Royal Albert Hall. The band’s sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, drops on May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic Records. So far, the band have released two songs from the album – “Magic” and “Midnight” – and a music video for “Magic” was recently released. The songs suggest the band is going in a more stripped down, alternative approach. The songs are quiet and transcendent, and give great promise for the rest of the record. The second single “Midnight” hits radio stations on April 19.
Coldplay were featured performers at the iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin, TX back on March 11 alongside Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban, and more. Formed in 1996, Coldplay released their debut album, Parachutes, in 2000. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album and the BRIT Award for British Album of The Year. Since then, the band has won the BRIT Award for Best British Group three times. They have been nominated for twenty-five Grammy Awards, winning seven of them. To date, the band has released five studio LPs and sold over 60 million albums worldwide. Coldplay’s last studio effort, 2011′s Mylo Xyloto, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the UK Albums Chart. The album produced five hit singles, including the smash “Paradise”, and garnered the band five Grammy Award nominations.- by Matt Bishop (@The_MattBishop)(Top Photo Courtesy of Ben Etridge)
April 25 – Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
May 5 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall
May 28 – Paris, France @ Casino de Paris
May 12 – Tokyo, Japan @ Dome City Hall
July 1 – London, England @ Royal Albert Hall