Coldplay hit Number One in 72 countries with new album 'Ghost Stories'

Band reveal behind-the-scenes footage from Sky Arts 1 performance as sixth record becomes global hit

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Coldplay's new album 'Ghost Stories' has gone straight to the top of iTunes sales charts in 72 different countries around the world upon release today (May 19).

The band's sixth album saw the band work with producer Paul Epworth for the first time as well as spending time in the studio with regular collaborators Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson & Dan Green. It includes the singles 'Magic' and 'A Sky Full Of Stars' as well as a track featuring vocals from frontman Chris Martin's daughter, Apple.

A tweet from the band sent earlier today revealed the global scale of their current popularity with 'Ghost Stories' topping iTunes charts around the world in 72 different territories including America, the UK, Australia, South Africa, India, Brazil and Uganda.


A special Coldplay concert will air on Sky Arts 1 tonight, which was filmed in front of 800 people and sees them perform all nine tracks on the new LP plus fan favourites including 'Clocks', 'Viva La Vida' and 'Paradise'. This will be the first opportunity for UK fans to see the new album tracks performed live.

See below to watch behind-the-scenes footage from the concert.

Coldplay have also recently announced a string of live dates around the world, including a London show in July.

Coldplay will play:


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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