Coldplay debuts new tunes at SXSW

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Last night at around 10:20 PM Central Time, the British band Coldplay returned to the stage after taking a break from touring for a year to work on their new album, Ghost Stories, due out May 19. They were the first major headliner for the SXSW iTunes Music Festival in Austin, Texas, and what a show they put on! The band performed crowd favorites like “Viva La Vida” and “Fix You,” as well as recently released songs “Midnight” and “Magic” off their anticipated album. Surprisingly, Coldplay also premiered two new, never-before-heard songs: “Always In My Head” and “Another’s Arms,” also from the new album.

See the entire setlist from the show below:

1. “Always in My Head”
2. “Charlie Brown”
3. “Paradise”
4. “Magic”
5. “Clocks”
6. “Another’s Arms”
7. “Viva La Vida”
8. “Atlas”
9. “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
10. “Fix You”

Encore:
11. “Midnight”

Coldplay debuts new tunes at SXSW

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The SXSW iTunes Music Festival continues until May 15. Other major headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, ZEDD, and Pit Bull. To see the entire schedule and watch the performances live, visit the official SXSW iTunes Music Festival page.

What did you think of Coldplay’s comeback performance? Tell us in the comments below!

BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

Photographs courtesy of iTunes Festival

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