Things are heating up in Coldplay's world. The multiplatinum pop-rock band is set to release its sixth studio album, "Ghost Stories," on May 19. Yet, fans don't have to wait that long to get a taste. The album's second single, "A Sky Full of Stars," will be available for download at digital music retailers beginning May 2. Also, those who pre-order the new album at itunes.com/coldplay can then immediately download the first single "Magic" as well as the album track "Midnight." (As of May 2, that pre-order deal with also include "A Sky Full of Stars.") Coldplay will also be all over TV over the next few weeks. The band performs May 3 on "Saturday Night Live" and May 6 on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Christopher Martin, lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay, performs during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. (AP
Christopher Martin, lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay, performs during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso) (CARLOS JASSO)
" The hourlong special "Coldplay: Ghost Stories" airs on NBC on Sunday, May 18. Follow Jim Harrington at http://twitter.com/jimthecritic and www.facebook.com/jim.bayareanews.