Coldplay will celebrate the October 24 release of itsnew album, Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records), with a seriesof U.S. television appearances. The band will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on November 12. Emma Stone will be the host. Coldplay will also appear on “The Colbert Report” (10/20), “TODAY” (October 21) and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (10/27).
Starting today the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) will exclusively stream one song from Mylo Xyloto each day leading up to the album’s release on October 24. The week of free song streams from the album kicks off with “Princess of China (Feat. Rihanna)” today. Fans can also pre-order Mylo Xyloto on iTunes now and the single “Paradise” will begin downloading immediately.
“Coldplay reaches for the heavens on ‘Paradise,’ a majestic preview of the band’s fifth album,” saidPeople Weekly, putting the track on its “Hot Singles” list. “‘Paradise’ is a far moodier affair than previous single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,’ with dramatic strings and chords and just the right touch of melancholy for the onset of the fall season,” observed Idolator.com. “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” the album’s first single, have already sold nearly a million downloads combined.
“Like 2008’s horizon-broadening Viva La Vida, Mylo Xyloto draws from an expansive palette,” said SPIN while Rolling Stone praised it as “[Coldplay’s] most ambitious yet…a bear-hug record for a bear-market world.” You can check out CBS’ “Sunday Morning” profile of Coldplay, which aired yesterday, at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384864n&tag=mncol;lst;2. The band has recently been the subject of feature articles in Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/arts/music/chris-martin-of-coldplay-discusses-mylo-xyloto.html?_r=1&ref=arts).
Mylo Xyloto will be available in digital, CD and vinyl formats and as a special limited edition Pop-Up album. It was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.
Coldplay – comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards, six Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. The band’s last album, 2008’s Viva La Vida, charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Coldplay has headlined numerous festivals in the months leading up to Mylo Xyloto’s release, including stops in the U.S. at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Austin City Limits Festival, the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas and Atlanta’s Music Midtown.