Coldplay Announce Free “Violet Hill” MP3, Free Shows

Coldplay’s Brian Eno- and Markus Dravs-produced Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends is out 6/17 and everyone’s really excited you guys. Kraftwerk even covered Coldplay’s “Talk” at Coachella (this is a joke, relax). Chris Martin and The Other Guys are giving away a download of “Violet Hill” starting tomorrow. On 5/7, NME will come with a 7″ of the song, with b-side “A Spell A Rebel Yell.” Also tomorrow we’ll get details about two free June concerts, at London’s Brixton Academy and New York’s Madison Square Garden. Hard to complain about that! Thanks Coldplay. Expect a post in this space tomorrow with a link to the “Violet Hill” MP3 (UPDATE: here). In the meantime, here’s the new album cover…

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