WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® Award-winning band Coldplay will have a dedicated channel on XM Radio, it was announced today. Beginning July 15, the month-long channel, "30 Days of Coldplay" (XM 51), will provide fans with music from the Coldplay catalog, including import-only released tracks and other hard-to-find recordings and tracks from their new album, an uncut, exclusive concert broadcast from the Viva La Vida North American Tour, plus other live performances, interviews and more. Viva La Vida, the band's fifth full-length album was released in the U.S. last week and holds the record for the biggest number of pre-sales on iTunes. Their Viva La Vida North American Tour kicks off in Los Angeles on June 29.
"Coldplay is one of the most successful bands of the last decade, winning over fans across the musical spectrum with their unique sound and superb musicianship," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming, XM. "With broadcasts of live performances, interviews and the band's musical catalog, "30 Days of Coldplay" will offer an unparalleled Coldplay experience for both die-hard fans and those who are curious to hear what everyone is talking about."
Since the band's formation in London 10 years ago, Coldplay has risen to become one of most popular music acts of the decade, selling more than 30 million albums and winning five GRAMMY Awards. After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium. Parachutes went multi-platinum and earned the band their first Grammy. In 2002, Coldplay released sophomore album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, winning Grammy Awards for "Clocks" and "In My Place." Coldplay's third album, X&Y was released in 2005, followed by their latest album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.
"30 Days of Coldplay" (XM 51) will be available on XM from July 15 through August 15. Programming information will be available online soon at http://www.xmradio.com/coldplay .
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