Coldplay debuted new album ‘Ghost Stories’ at an intimate gig in Los Angeles on Friday (March 21).
According to Rolling Stone, the band played the new album in its entirety for the first time to 800 lucky fans on a movie soundstage at Sony Studios. The gig was being recorded as part of a DVD extra for the album, which is released on May 19.
The band had previously previewed a couple of the album’s tracks at SXSW, performing at the first ever iTunes Festival show at the US event. However, they performed tracks from the album for the first time at the DVD recording, including ‘O (Fly On’), which was described as a “vulnerable piano ballad”.
Meanwhile, Coldplay have donated £260k to BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley’s Sport Relief fundraising efforts. Whiley is the latest big name star to complete a huge physical task in order to raise money for the charity and jogged on a treadmill housed inside a perspex box outside the BBC New Broadcasting House London for 26 hours straight, finishing last night (March 20).
Taking breaks only to receive medical attention, Whiley defied a thigh injury as she completed the gruelling challenge as part of BBC Radio Around the World for Sport Relief, in which figures from the BBC’s local and national radio stations are attempting to run, swim and cycle a combined distance of 25,000 miles.
Last month, Coldplay revealed brand new track ‘Midnight’, and a video directed by Mary Wigmore.