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Watch Coldplay and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Cover Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”

Monday Night in Portland, OR After a Minute of Silence

Oct 03, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles. He was 66. At Coldplay's concert at Portland, OR's Moda Center last night the band, alongside special guest Peter Buck of R.E.M., took a minute of silence for Petty before covering his 1989 hit "Free Fallin'." More

Aug 29, 2017

Coldplay were due to play in Houston last Friday, but cancelled their show due to Hurricane Harvey, which has since wrecked havoc on the Texas city, causing widespread flooding. So last night at their show at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium the band performed a brand new song, "Houston #1," which they dedicated to the people of Houston and everyone else affected by the storm and the flooding.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Six Months Down

Examining a Half Year of Trump (Plus Radiohead, Michael Stipe, Coldplay, Randy Newman, and Dirty Projectors)

Jul 21, 2017

It's the half-year Trump anniversary so we're leading with that this week. Mix in a little summary of his various misdeeds, and a collection of protest tracks the man has inspired and we've got ourselves a column. More

Jul 17, 2017

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic and released a new EPKaleidoscope EP, digitally last Friday (July 14) via Parlophone/Atlantic (and on CD/vinyl August 4). Now they have shared a video for "Miracles (Someone Special)." More

Listen: Coldplay - “Miracles (Someone Special) (Feat. Big Sean)”

Kaleidoscope EP Due Out July 14 via Parlophone/Atlantic

Jul 13, 2017

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic and are releasing a new EPKaleidoscope EP, digitally tomorrow (July 14) via Parlophone/Atlantic (and on CD/vinyl August 4). Now they have shared another song from it, "Miracles (Someone Special)." It features Big Sean. More

Jul 06, 2017

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic and are releasing a new EPKaleidoscope EP, digitally on July 14 via Parlophone/Atlantic (and on CD/vinyl August 4). Now they have shared another song from it, "A L I E N S," which was written with Brian Eno, who co-produced the song with Markus Dravs.  More

Coldplay Share Lyric Video for New Song - “All I Can Think About Is You”

Kaleidoscope EP Due Out July 14 via Parlophone/Atlantic

Jun 15, 2017

Coldplay released their seventh albumA Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic and are releasing a new EP, Kaleidoscope EP, digitally on July 14 via Parlophone/Atlantic (and on CD/vinyl August 4).  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Moving Forward in Hard Times (Plus An Interview with Dave Depper)

Plus James Comey Testifies and the Conservatives Stumble in U.K. General Election

Jun 09, 2017

Welcome back. This week we have Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Dave Depper discussing his new solo album and the place of protest music in the Trump era, plus James Comey slamming the President, election surprises in the U.K., the Manchester benefit show, and two ongoing rows amongst musicians. More

Watch Liam Gallagher and Coldplay Play Oasis’ “Live Forever” at One Love Manchester Benefit

Plus Liam Gallagher Criticizes His Brother Noel for Not Performing

Jun 05, 2017

The One Love Manchester benefit concert took place yesterday at Manchester, England's Old Trafford cricket ground. It was organized by Ariana Grande to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. More

Watch Coldplay and Ariana Grande Cover Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” at One Love Benefit

Benefit Concert for Victims of Manchester Arena Bombing Took Place Yesterday

Jun 05, 2017

The One Love Manchester benefit concert took place yesterday at Manchester, England's Old Trafford cricket ground. It was organized by Ariana Grande to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and featured performances by Grande, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, and others.  More

Ariana Grande Enlists Coldplay, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and More for One Love Manchester Benefit

Concert This Sunday Will Also Feature Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Take That, Usher, and Niall Horan

May 30, 2017

Last Monday night a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children and teenagers, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England after Ariana Grande finished her concert.  More

Coldplay Announce New EP and Share Lyric Video for New Song - “Hypnotised”

Kaleidoscope EP Due Out June 2 via Parlophone/Atlantic

Mar 02, 2017

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have announced a new EP, Kaleidoscope EP, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "Hypnotised." More

Coldplay Announce New Tour Dates and Share Tour Announcement Video

A Head Full of Dreams Out Now via Parlophone/Atlantic

Oct 07, 2016

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December 2015 via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have announced a bunch of 2017 tour dates.  More

Watch Coldplay Play Two “Back to the Future” Songs with Michael J. Fox on Guitar

"Earth Angel" and "Johnny B. Goode" from Chris Martin's Favorite Film

Jul 18, 2016

Last night Coldplay played the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. At the request of frontman Chris Martin's son, the band played two covers of songs featured in the all-time classic 1985 time travel comedy Back to the Future, the favorite film of both Martin and his son. More

Watch Coldplay as Giants in Their Surreal and Visually Striking “Up&Up” Video

A Head Full of Dreams Out Now via Parlophone/Atlantic

May 16, 2016

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have shared a new video for "Up&Up" and it's probably one of their most visually striking videos to date. Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia directed the clip, which juxtaposes different images and sizes in interesting and amusing ways. More

Apr 26, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. On Sunday Chris Martin of Coldplay performed at the Chords 2 Cure benefit concert in Santa Monica, CA in order to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  More

Coldplay and Beyoncé Share New India-Shot Video for “Hymn for the Weekend”

A Head Full of Dreams Out Now via Parlophone/Atlantic

Jan 29, 2016

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have shared a new video for "Hymn for the Weekend," a track that features Beyoncé, who also appears in the video. The clip was filmed in Mumbai, India, and features Chris Martin and band performing on the street for local kids and going to see a Bollywood film (which includes footage of Beyoncé and features a cameo from Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor).  More

Coldplay Announce Tour of U.S. Stadiums

A Head Full of Dreams Out Now via Parlophone/Atlantic

Jan 28, 2016

Coldplay released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, back in December via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now the band have announced a tour of U.S. stadiums in July, August, and September. The full list of their dates are below, followed by the crazy video for the album's first single, "Adventure of a Lifetime," as well as the video for "Birds."  More

Coldplay to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show, Beyoncé May Guest

A Head Full of Dreams Due Out Tomorrow via Parlophone/Atlantic

Dec 03, 2015

Coldplay are releasing their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, tomorrow (December 4) via Parlophone/Atlantic. Now it's been announced that the band will be headlining the Super Bowl 50 halftime show on February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, according to The Wall Street Journal. More

Nov 06, 2015

Coldplay have announced their new album, their seventh, and shared its first single. A Head Full of Dreams is due out December 4 via Parlophone/Atlantic and features several special guests: BeyoncéNoel GallagherTove Lo, and Merry Clayton. Below is the album's first single, "Adventure of a Lifetime." More

May 22, 2015

As we reported earlier in the week, a "Game of Thrones: The Musical" skit was produced for Red Nose Day, the charity special that aired on NBC last night and was set up by Comic Relief to mirror the annual charity TV specials that air on the BBC in England. More

May 19, 2015

Red Nose Day, an annual charity special airing on the BBC and set up by Comic Relief, has been a fixture of British television for decades. Basically various comedians get together and have a good time and raise money for charity. More

Feb 09, 2015

Shortly after winning Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards last night Beck performed a special rendition of his Morning Phase track "Heart Is A Drum." More

Feb 04, 2015

This Sunday, Feb 8, The Grammys will air, golden statues will be handed out—and then the next day we’ll all take to Twitter to complain about how much the music industry sucks.  More

Listen: Coldplay – “Miracles”

The Unbroken Soundtrack is Due out Dec 15 on Atlantic

Dec 11, 2014

So Coldplay may breakup after their next album. Then again, does anyone really break up these days?  More

Dec 05, 2014

Just months after releasing their latest LP Ghost StoriesColdplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that the band is already back in the studio working on the group's seventh record. According to Martin however, this forthcoming album, tentatively titled A Head Full of Stars, will likely be the band's last.  More

Coldplay Release Interactive Video - “Ink”

Ghost Stories Out Now Via Atlantic

Nov 26, 2014

Coldplay have just debuted a new interactive video for their song "Ink," from Ghost Stories. The video, directed, and beautifully animated by Blind, lets the viewer choose the direction the narrative will take. More

Nov 17, 2014

In an effort to battle the ongoing outbreak of Ebola, numerous musical artists have contributed to a brand new rendition of the classic charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for Band Aid 30. More

Aug 22, 2014

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin clowns around in an inflatable fat suit in the band’s new video “True Love.”  More

Jul 07, 2014

When Zach Braff reached out to Chris Martin of Coldplay to record a new song for his upcoming film Wish I Was Here, Martin apparently thought the best course of action would be to enlist the cautious vocals of Cat Power. You can hear the result over at NPR. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Wye Oak, Titus Andronicus, Slow Club, and More

Plus Tracks from Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Coldplay Remixed by AlunaGeorge, The Rosebuds, Anand Wilder of Yeasayer, Hooray for Earth, Kan Wakan, and Others

Jul 03, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). Because it's a short work week and a holiday weekend, less new tracks of note debuted this week. So this mix features some of the last week's best new tracks, but also features other tracks from recent months that we liked. Included are songs by Wye Oak, Wunder Wunder, Ashrae Fax, Titus Andronicus, The Rosebuds, Ice Cream Cathedral, Ought, Childhood, Slow Club, Boxed In, Coldplay remixed by AlunaGeorge, Anand Wilder (of Yeasyer), and more. More

Jun 30, 2014

Due to open for Coldplay at London's Royal Albert Hall July 1 and 2, AlunaGeorge have premiered a brand new remix of "Magic," taken from Chris Martin and co.'s newly released album Ghost Stories. More

Jun 19, 2014

Coldplay have just debuted a new music video from their latest LP Ghost StoriesMore

Watch: Coldplay Perform on “The Voice” and “Ellen”

Ghost Stories is out now via Parlophone/Atlantic

May 21, 2014

Coldplay pretty much took over Los Angeles recently.  More

May 13, 2014

Next week on May 19 Coldplay will release their anticipated new album Ghost StoriesMore

Watch: Coldplay Stop by “The Tonight Show”

“Always in My Head” and “Magic”

May 07, 2014

Last night Coldplay stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy FallonMore

Watch: Coldplay on “SNL”

Perform "Magic" and "A Sky Full of Stars"

May 05, 2014

Over the weekend Coldplay were welcomed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, making it their fifth appearance in Studio 8H.  More

Listen: Coldplay - “Alway In My Head”

New Album Ghost Stories Out May 19

Apr 29, 2014

Just a few weeks away from the release of their Mylo Xyloto follow-up Ghost StoriesColdplay have shared a brand new track off the effort titled "Always In My Head." More

Apr 23, 2014

Hey, did you hear that Coldplay has a new album coming out? More

Apr 21, 2014

Soon to release their newest album Ghost Stories next month, Coldplay have premiered a remix of their cut "Midnight" by dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder. More

Coldplay Announce Tour Dates

A Smattering of Dates Around the World

Apr 17, 2014

Coldplay is hitting the road in support of their new album Ghost Stories (due out May 19).  More

Watch: Coldplay - “Magic” Video

Pledge, Turn, Prestige

Apr 07, 2014

Poised to release their newest LP Ghost Stories on May 19, Coldplay have shared a silent film-era inspired music video for their lead single "Magic."  More

Mar 27, 2014

Zach Braff has just confirmed some of the details of his forthcoming film Wish I was Here (his directorial follow-up to Garden State). The soundtrack alone might give you a flashback to when Scrubs was big, indie was cool, all anyone ever wanted was for Natalie Portman to come along and change your life with a Shins song.


Watch: Coldplay Premiere Two New Tracks

Perform “Always in My Head” and “Another's Arms” at SXSW

Mar 12, 2014

Long gone are the days when SXSW was just a modest showcase for upcoming bands. Folowing the announcement of forthcoming album Ghost StoriesColdplay recently premiered two new songs—“Always In My Head” and “Another's Arms”—during a performance as part of the iTunes Festival at the Austin, TX event. More

Mar 03, 2014

As many assumed would happen following the surprise premiere of their new track "Midnight" and its music video, Coldplay have announced the release of their next full-length album Ghost Stories. More

Feb 25, 2014

Coldplay have come out of the blue today to premiere a music video for a brand new song titled "Midnight." More

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Announces Full Soundtrack Details

Featuring The National, Of Monsters and Men, Patti Smith and More

Sep 26, 2013

We already knew that Coldplay and The National were slated to appear on Catching Fire, the next installment of The Hunger Games film series. Now we can add a few other additional Under the Radar friendly artists to the list, including Anthony and the Johnsons, Phantogram, The Weeknd, and more.  More

Watch: Coldplay - “Atlas” Lyric Video

New Song Featured on Hunger Games Soundtrack

Sep 06, 2013

Coldplay have premiered a brand new piece of music titled "Atlas," the band's first bit of material since releasing their album Mylo Xyloto in 2011.  More

Oct 08, 2012

Coldplay have debuted an animated video for "Hurts Like Heaven," the final single from the band's latest album Mylo Xyloto. More

Dec 08, 2011

Coldplay's Chris Martin and friends have announced that they will be emarking on an arena tour of North American from April to August in support of their latest album Mylo Xyloto. More

Ring in the New Year With Coldplay on Austin City Limits

90-Minute Special to on New Years Eve

Nov 29, 2011

On New Year’s Eve, why not cozy up with Chris Martin and the gang? More

Watch: Coldplay on The Colbert Report

“We are not as good musically, but much more attractive.”

Oct 21, 2011

The taste of British rock still fresh on his tongue after his extended dalliance with Radiohead, last night Stephen Colbert invited Coldplay onto his show. We have the video.  More

Watch: Coldplay Video “Paradise”

Mylo Xyloto Out October 24

Oct 19, 2011

Coldplay's graces the screen with elephants in their music video for new single "Paradise." We have the video.  More

Oct 06, 2011

Today, Coldplay announced they will be performing at "American Express Unstaged" on October 26. More

Sep 20, 2011

Check out more photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fool's Gold, Cold War Kids, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns, and Wild Beasts. More

Listen: Coldplay - “Paradise”

New Track Off "Mylo Xyloto"

Sep 12, 2011

Following the release of their lead single "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay have unveiled yet another track off their upcoming album Mylo Xyloto, entitled "Paradise." More

Coldplay Announce New Album

Mylo Xyloto due October 25

Aug 12, 2011

Coldplay have announced this morning the release of their fifth full-length album Mylo Xyloto (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe)More

Aug 04, 2011

Before flying off to Chicago to headline this year's Lollapalooza, British stadium rockers Coldplay made an appearance yesterday on late night TV to perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." More

Jun 29, 2011

One of the more interesting aspects about Coldplay is that behind the band's past several releases, each one has been paired with a corresponding aesthetic. More

Jun 24, 2011

Leading up to the release of their forthcoming fifth LP, UK sentimentalists Coldplay have released a new stream for the track "Moving to Mars." More

Music Video Roundup: Telekinesis, Vampire Weekend, Dead Man’s Bones and More

The Morning Benders, The Chap, Chilly Gonzales, Land of Talk and The Depreciation Guild

Sep 03, 2010

So much media so little time. Below is a roundup of all the videos that have been circulating around our office in the last week including: Telekinesis, Vampire Weekend, Dead Man’s Bones and more. More

Coldplay To Offer Exclusive Live CD On Tour

Band to Offer Free Live Album on Extensive North American Tour

May 01, 2009

As a thank you for all fans attending Coldplay’s upcoming North American tour for Viva la Vida, the band will be offering free copies of an exclusive live CD, LeftRightLeftRightLeft. More



Reviews

A Head Full of Dreams

A Head Full of Dreams

Parlophone/Atlantic

Dec 11, 2015

Coldplay's seventh album A Head Full of Dreams is insufferably bland at best and downright offensive at worst. Over the course of 11 tracks, Chris Martin and company repeatedly and frequently make decisions that prompt the simple question: why? More

Mylo Xyloto

Mylo Xyloto

Capitol

Nov 28, 2011

For rabid consumers of music, there's nothing better than a good surprise and this year has held quite a few. Prior to their last album, 2008's Brian Eno-produced Viva la Vida, Coldplay were mostly a punchline to this writer, but that album's sonic explorations and undeniable hooks gave me good reason to take Coldplay a bit more seriously. More