Coldplay unveiled four new songs on Tuesday night (March 11th) during the British band’s headlining set at the first U.S. iTunes Festival, which took place within the larger South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. According to Rolling Stone , the group opened its 11-song set at the 2,750-capacity ACL Live at Moody Theatre with “Always In My Head” from the upcoming Ghost Stories album, while the other new tunes were “Another’s Arms,” “Magic” and the show-closing “Midnight.”
- Coldplay’s first U.S. show in 14 months also included live staples like “Paradise,” “Clocks,” “Fix You,” “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” “Charlie Brown” and “Viva La Vida.”
- Singer Chris Martin dedicated “Fix You” to the passengers on the still-missing Malaysian airliner than vanished mysteriously last weekend.
- Coldplay’s entire performance was streamed live around the world.
- Ghost Stories is due out May 19th and follows up 2011’s Mylo Xyloto.
- Opening for Coldplay was Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons, who played 15 minutes longer than Coldplay’s 50-minute set, and dressed in matching shades of black.
- The breakout band’s set included “It’s Time,” “Hear Me,” “We Are Falling,” “Tiptoe” and “Radioactive.”
- The iTunes Festival continues on Thursday night (March 13th) with sets by Soundgarden and Capital Cities.