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Band will perform short tour to promote new album 'Ghost Stories'

Coldplay have announced a short, international tour to mark the release of new album Ghost Stories, which is released on May 19.

Running between April 25 and July 1, the dates take in six cities in five countries, beginning in Germany before moving to the USA, France, Japan and finally the UK.

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Last month, Coldplay played the new album in its entirety to 800 fans on a movie soundstage at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The gig was recorded as part of a DVD extra for the album. The band also previewed a couple of the album’s tracks at SXSW, performing at the first ever iTunes Festival show at the US event in Austin, Texas last month.

‘Ghost Stories’ sees the band working with producer Paul Epworth for the first time, plus revisiting regular collaborators Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson & 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.

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am on April 19. 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)
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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