Coldplay to release new song 'Christmas Lights' next week (December 1)

The song will be available from iTunes at 8pm (GMT)

Coldplay's name was donated by them by a fellow student at UCL, who had been using it for his group but didn't want it anymore because he found it too depressing. Had he not given up the name, Coldplay might have been called Starfish or Stepney Green. Interesting fact: Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley also studied at UCL - in fact, he was invited to join the fledgling Coldplay, but turned the offer down. Pic: Tom Oxley
Coldplay have announced that they are releasing a new song next week (December 1).

'Christmas Lights' will be available on iTunes from 8pm (GMT) on December 1.

The group explained on their official website - Coldplay.com that the song will be "in the key of G", before adding that they hoped fans "have a great Christmas and holidays".

Earlier this week, Coldplay confirmed they will appear at two festivals next summer, including Rock Am Ring.

Meanwhile, Chris Martin and co will also play two shows in the UK next month in aid of homelessness charity Crisis.

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