Coldplay. The New Album. Live. First. Only On MTV.
Coldplay Debuts New Album �X&Y� With Special MTV �Coldplay Live Leak� Performance Set To Premiere June 5th at 8pm ET/PT
Plus, Entire Album Available Online At MTV.com�s �The Leak� A Full Week Before Release On June 7th
New York, NY (May 16, 2005) � On the heels of its popular online album preview series �The Leak�, MTV: Music Television today announced the first ever �Live Leak� performance special to celebrate the latest release from acclaimed British rockers Coldplay. Premiering Sunday, June 5th at 8pm ET/PT, MTV�s �Coldplay Live Leak� will feature the band as they debut their highly anticipated new album �X&Y� by performing live in MTV�s Times Square studios. During the hour-long special, Coldplay will perform several new tracks from �X&Y� for the first time exclusively for the MTV audience. Just prior to the �Coldplay Live Leak,� MTV News will present a half-hour Coldplay special at 7:30pm ET/PT featuring an in-depth interview with the band discussing the new album, a behind the scenes look as the band interacts with their diehard fans, and more. MTV2 will also air the �Coldplay Live Leak� special beginning the evening of June 5th at 12:30am. The performance will also be streamed for listening at MTV.com beginning June 8th.
Also, in advance of the release of �X&Y� on June 7th, MTV.com will give fans the opportunity to listen to the album in its entirety a week before it�s available in stores. MTV.com�s �The Leak� will exclusively stream the new album for fans to preview beginning May 31st. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase the album in advance through MTV.com, and receive it on the day of its release. Coldplay is just the latest band to debut their album through MTV.com�s �The Leak.� Other Leak artists include Usher, Eminem, U2, Green Day, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez and others.
�The Coldplay �Live Leak� will give fans an amazing opportunity to experience the new album both on-air and online,� said Amy Doyle, VP of Music & Talent Programming, MTV, MTV2 & mtvU. �Our audience demands unique access to new music. By combining the platforms of MTV, MTV2 and MTV.com, we are able to deliver on those demands and support artists and bands in a powerful new way.�
"This intimate live MTV performance, by the band fresh out of the recording studio, will certainly be a special opportunity to preview Coldplay's new album," says Capitol Records President & CEO Andrew Slater.
For complete information on MTV�s �Coldplay Live Leak,� and to hear the new album in its entirety beginning May 31st, visit www.MTV.com.
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