April 28, 2014 16:06

Coldplay hide lyrics to new album in library books around the world

Chris Martin's 'Ghost Stories' lyrics planted in books for fans to discover

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Coldplay have hidden envelopes containing frontman Chris Martin's handwritten song lyrics for new album 'Ghost Stories' in libraries around the world.

Fans of the band must try and find the lyric sheets via instructions from the official Coldplay Twitter. The lyrics will be hidden in ghost story books in libraries in nine countries, located across the planet. As each one is discovered, a photo of the lyric sheet will be posted, for all of the band's fans to see.

One of the hidden envelopes also contains a special Golden Ticket, containing travel and tickets to see the band perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1.

'Ghost Stories' is Coldplay's sixth album and will be released on May 19. The album sees the band working with producer Paul Epworth for the first time, plus revisiting regular collaborators Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson and Dan Green. Epworth produced much of Adele's hugely successful album '21' and has also worked with Paul McCartney, Friendly Fires, Bruno Mars and Florence + The Machine.

They have also announced six further live dates around the world. Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am on April 19, while ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list.

Coldplay will play:

Cologne E-Werk, Germany (April 25)
New York Beacon Theatre, USA (May 5)
Los Angeles Royce Hall, USA (May 19)
Glasgow Green, Radio 1's Big Weekend, UK (May 24)
Paris Casino de Paris, France (May 28)
Tokyo Dome City Hall, Japan (June 12)
London Royal Albert Hall, UK (July 1)

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