April 30, 2008 15:41

Coldplay single downloaded by 600,000 people

'Violet Hill' is a huge success digitally - now get it physically

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Coldplay’s new single 'Violet Hill' was downloaded for free by over 600,000 people in the 24 hours since it was made available at 12.15pm on Tuesday (April 29).

In the first 12 hours it was downloaded by 300,000. This figure doubled overnight as other countries logged on to Coldplay.com, the source of the free download.

The single will be available free for a week and will then be released as a paid-for digital single on May 6.

The group’s album 'Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends' will be released on June 12.

A free Coldplay 7-inch vinyl single will be given away with the issue of NME that comes out on May 7. The vinyl will include the first physical release of 'Violet Hill' and
'A Spell A Rebel Yell', a song that wll not be released anywhere else.

To ensure you get your copy of the exclusive Coldplay vinyl you can pre-order your issue from NME.COM through the NME Store now.

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