Artists

BEFORE THE FLOOD ALABAMA SHAKES BASTILLE Coldplay Dave Matthews Band NINE INCH NAILS THUNDERBITCH

Contact

Ambrosia Healy

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

erin@thefunstar.com

8439 Sunset Blvd 2nd floor
LA, CA 90069

Jennie Boddy

jennie@thefunstar.com

44 Wall Street 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Coldplay

04/27/2008 Download
Release

COLDPLAY ANNOUNCES FREE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW & SINGLE DOWNLOAD GIVE-AWAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2008

COLDPLAY ANNOUNCES FREE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW & SINGLE DOWNLOAD GIVE-AWAY

Viva La Vida Set For June 17th Release

“Violet Hill,” the first single from Coldplay’s upcoming album, Viva La Vida, will be available as a free download from the band’s website  (http://www.coldplay.com) for one week beginning Tuesday, April 29th, at 7:15 a.m. EDT –  a full week before it goes on sale at digital retailers. Viva La Vida will be released in North America on June 17th.

“Violet Hill” also debuts on radio this Tuesday. On the same day, Coldplay will post preliminary details on its website regarding the band’s upcoming free show:

June 23rd New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Please check http://www.coldplay.com beginning April 29th for details on how to win tickets. As this is a free show, no tickets will be available for purchase. Coldplay will also be playing a free show at Brixton Academy in London, England on June 16th.

Viva La Vida was produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. It is the follow-up to the immensely successful X&Y, which has sold 10 million copies worldwide since its release in 2005.

###

For additional information on Coldplay, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

ambrosia.healy@mac.com