After the massive worldwide success of Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends and its ensuing 21-month world tour, Coldplay had clearly earned the right to take a little time off. However, the band did exactly the opposite of that: While they were in the midst of the Viva La Vida tour, they began writing and recording a brand new album, one that Chris Martin described to BBC’s Radio 1 as dealing with universal themes like “love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don’t like.”
While this album, Coldplay’s fifth, does not yet have a name nor a release date, the band is already out on the road and debuting new tracks. The first single from the album, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” is in contention for the Song Of The Summer crown, and this weekend, the band will be headlining the Glastonbury Music Festival in England.
If you’re bummed that you can’t make it to England, we’ve got some great news to share: On Saturday night, June 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, VH1 and our sister station Palladia will be broadcasting Coldplay – Live From Glastonbury in its entirety, marking the first time in the festival’s 41-year history that a full concert will be broadcast to television audiences in the United States.
For the complete press release, read on…
VH1 AND PALLADIA OFFER EXCLUSIVE CONCERT
Coldplay – Live from Glastonbury SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10PM ET/PT
First Time In The Iconic Music Festival’s 41-Year History That A Full Concert Is Televised In The U.S.
New York, NY – June 22, 2011 – VH1 and Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel, will exclusively air Coldplay – Live from Glastonbury Saturday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time in the festival’s 41-year history that a full concert will be broadcast to television audiences in the U.S.
Six years since Coldplay’s last performance on the famous Pyramid stage, the renowned band will take the stage once again offering VH1 and Palladia viewers a front row seat. The set will feature new music including single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” alongside a host of classic tracks from one of the world’s best selling music artists.
Coldplay has sold over 50 million records worldwide and holds six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from an astonishing 20 nominations. Tune in Saturday, June 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on VH1 or Palladia to witness a historical evening with “Coldplay – Live From Glastonbury.”
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