German fans treated to surprise show in Cologne...

COLDPLAY played more songs from their new album ’X&Y’ at a second secret gig in Europe last night.

The band played an impromptu set at the Gloria club in Cologne (April 7) – the second date on a ‘secret’ tour.

The band are playing shows in between promo work, to road test songs from their third album, which is out on June 6.

In Germany, Coldplay played two more new songs for the first time, ’Talk’ and ’Fix You’.

As previously reported on NME.COM, ’Talk’ was an 11th hour addition to ’X&Y’, after the band struggled with the recording of the track.

Chris Martin said: “What happened with the song ‘Talk’ is that it was all going great and then someone said ‘That should be the first single’ and we all just freaked out and scrapped it all. I hate choosing singles, it’s so hard. We’ve just mixed it and it sounds great. I think we’ve had such pain getting to that place, I’m not sure anyone quite knows what to do with it anymore. When we heard it mixed properly, it sounded mega.”

Last night’s set ran: ’Square One‘


’Speed Of Sound’

’God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’

’Warning Sign’





’The Scientist’

’Til Kingdom Come’


’What If’

’In My Place’

’A Message’

’Fix You’

Coldplay return to the UK in June for a Glastonbury headline slot on June 25, followed by a massive arena tour.

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