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Coldplay announce free download and free London concert (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

COLDPLAY have just announced details of a free single and two free concerts – one in London, the other in New York.

The band’s new single, Violet Hill, will be available as a free download exclusively from for one week, starting today (Tuesday, April 29), at 12.15pm UK time.

This is a full week ahead of the single’s conventional paid-for digital release, on Tuesday, May 6.

Then, on Wednesday May 7, 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.

Coldplay, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

In addition, Coldplay will announce preliminary details of two free shows in June – one at London’s Brixton Academy on Monday, June 16 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.

Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends is out on June 12 in the UK and on June 17 in the USA and Canada.