Coldplay to Preview 'Ghost Stories' on TV Concert Special
Published Apr 23, 2014Coldplay will release Ghost Stories on Parlophone Records on May 19, but before the album is officially unleashed, the arena-filling British pop-rock band will preview some of the new material with an NBC concert special on May 18.
This hourlong Sunday night special, called Coldplay: Ghost Stories, will air at 7 p.m. EDT/PDT. It's being helmed by Paul Dugdale, who also directed Coldplay Live 2012 in addition to prior films from the Rolling Stones, Adele, the Prodigy and more.
A press release notes that this "in-the-round" show was filmed this past March in Los Angeles in front of an 800-person audience. It's apparently more than just a straightforward concert film, since it will "blend live-performance footage with cinematic film" and 360-degree projections.
In addition to new material, Coldplay will play some past favourites like "Viva La Vida," "Paradise" and "Clocks." Watch a short trailer for the special below.
Also below, watch a live in-studio rendition of the new track "Oceans." It was filmed for BBC Radio 1 and mixes folksy strumming with drum pads and atmospheric textures.