Violet Hill

  1. Coldplay Breaks Record Down Under

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's just-wrapped Australian tour has broken a record at one venue and created a halo effect for half-a-dozen recordings. With their fourth and final concert at Sydney's Acer Arena on Sunday, the group clocked-up nearly 59,000 tick ...

  2. Free Keane Track Hits 500,000 Downloads

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. melodic rock act Keane logged 500,000 downloads of its free track "Spiralling" in a week-long promotion. The song was made available through the band's Web Site, www.keanemusic.com, from Aug. 4. Universal/Island says the track ...

  3. Keane Returns With Free Download

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keane has followed the example of fellow U.K. melodic rock act Coldplay, by launching its new album campaign with a download that will be free to fans for seven days. Keane’s track, “Spiralling”, was made available at www.keanemusic.com from today ...

  4. Coldplay Kicks Off Summer Tour In Los Angeles

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay opened its North American tour last night (July 14) at the Forum in Los Angeles, treating the sold-out crowd to a career-spanning, 20-song set list. The 90-minute show, complete with floating video globes, confetti and flashing laser beam ...

  5. Warm Welcome As Coldplay Kicks Off Live Dates

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay can be satisfied with their return to the stage at Brixton's Academy on Monday night. The limelight is well and truly focused on the British band at the moment, thanks to the phenomenal e ...

  6. Coldplay's Latest On Target For U.K. Year-Best

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's new album release is off to a hot start in Britain. Retailers are reporting that early sales of "Viva La Vida" are on track to make the album the fastest and best-selling set of the year. The EMI release went on sale in t ...

  7. Coldplay Confirms Free Barcelona Date

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's anticipated free Barcelona concert will be held June 17 at the Espacio Movistar venue, the British band's record label EMI confirmed today. The Spanish gig, which was initially leaked by frontman Chris Martin during a radio br ...

  8. Coldplay's 'Violet Hill' Cracks Top 10 Despite Giveaway

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to give-away its new track "Violet Hill" has apparently has done little to cannibalise purchases of the single. The track opened at No. 8 on the new Official U.K. Singles Chart, published today, selling more than ...

  9. Coldplay Track Hits 2 Million Downloads

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Violet Hill" was downloaded more than 2 million times while available for free, according to EMI. The track was available from coldplay.com for one week from April 29. The track was commercially released yesterday (May 6 ...

  10. Coldplay Shifts 600,000 Downloads In 24 Hours

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to offer its "Violet Hill" as a free download has unsurprisingly generated massive interest. According to EMI, the track has been downloaded more than 600,000 times in the 24 hours since it was made available on ...

  11. Coldplay Prep Album With Free Download, Concerts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay will give fans the chance to download for free the lead single from new album "Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends". For a week from tomorrow (April 29), the track "Violet Hill" will be available from the British ...