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Ambrosia Healy

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Erin Cooney

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Coldplay

05/16/2008 Download
Release

COLDPLAY’S “VIOLET HILL” VIDEO RECEIVES FIRST-EVER SIMULTANEOUS PREMIERE ON MTV, VH1 AND THE N

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2008

COLDPLAY’S “VIOLET HILL” VIDEO RECEIVES

FIRST-EVER SIMULTANEOUS PREMIERE ON MTV, VH1 AND THE N

Grammy-Winning Band Will Perform At 2008 MTV Movie Awards

On June 1st; New Album, Viva La Vida, Due Out June 17th

Coldplay’s video for “Violet Hill,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album, Viva La Vida, has been added to the highest rotations at MTV (Big 10), VH1 (large), MTV2 (Elite 8), mtvU (summa cum laude) and MTV Hits (Power). It will be the first video ever to receive a simultaneous premiere on MTV, VH1 and The N. Lensed by acclaimed director/visual artist Asa Mader, “Violet Hill” premieres on VH1, MTV2, MTV Hits, mtvU, MTV Tr3s and The N on Monday, May 19th, and on MTV’s “TRL” on Wednesday, May 21st . Fans can check out the video online beginning today, May 16th, at 6pm on:

http://www.mtv.com/

http://www.vh1.com/

The band will perform “Violet Hill” at the “2008 MTV Movie Awards,” which airs live on June 1st at 8:00pm/7c from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. The single – called a “must have” by Rolling Stone – was downloaded by two million people during the recent one-week period in which Coldplay made the song available to fans for free.

Viva La Vida, the follow-up to 2005’s X&Y, which debuted at #1 in 32 countries and has sold 10 million copies worldwide, will be released on June 17th. The band will play free concerts in London (June 16th at the Brixton Academy) and New York (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Information on how to win tickets to these shows is available at http://www.coldplay.com. Coldplay’s Viva La Vida” North American tour launches on June 29th in Philadelphia, PA. Ticket information for the tour is available at http://www.coldplay.com or at http://www.livenation.com.

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For additional information on COLDPLAY, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

ambrosia.healy@mac.com

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