Last night the celebrification of SXSW continued with the arrival of the iTunes Festival and its first headliner, those promising up-and-comers Coldplay. Chris Martin and company played an 11-song set at Austin’s Moody Theater that featured the live debut of four songs from the upcoming Ghost Stories. Two of them were songs we hadn’t heard yet in any form, a pair of moody slow jams called “Always In My Head” and “Another’s Arms.” The recently released “Magic” and “Midnight” got their first live airings too. The band also played their The Hunger Games: Catching Fire theme “Atlas.”
Watch the whole show at iTunes.com/coldplay.
“Always In My Head”
“Viva La Vida”
“Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
Ghost Stories is out 5/19 via Parlophone, and judging from all these advance tracks, it’s going to be the most low-key Coldplay album since Parachutes.