Coldplay Heading To NBC For Concert Special

Looks like Coldplay is getting their very own concert special. The band, fronted by recently single Chris Martin, is set to be part of a concert special which will air on NBC on May 18.

Over the last few months, NBC has tried different experimental programming to up its ratings slump. During the holiday season, NBC saw major success with the Sound of Music live event, and their risk taking in horror bending genres like Hannibal and the upcoming Rosemary's Baby seem like steps in the right direction. Now it looks like Coldplay is going to get their chance to debut something new on NBC.

In an hour long special called Coldplay: Ghost Stories, the special is set to air one day before the group's new album hits the shelves and digital platforms. Their newest release called "Ghost Stories" will be Coldplay's sixth studio album.

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In addition to old songs like "Viva La Vida", "Paradise" and "Clocks", fans of Coldplay can expect to hear brand new material from their upcoming album, which includes songs like "Magic" and "Oceans."

Unfortunately for fans, this won't be a live performance by Coldplay, but nevertheless, it's at least something different for the band who have been kicking around for over two decades now. The special was taped with an audience of 800 people back in March. The footage was shot "in-the-round" and focuses on the 360-degree filming imagery, which captures the band from below, above, and around.

As it is, Coldplay's upcoming album is getting a lot of press due to Chris Martin's split from Gwyneth Paltrow. Both fans and the media are wondering if any of the upcoming songs will touch on the troubles the couple faced before they decided to go their separate ways. Recently, it was hinted that Martin's pain about the split might be found in Coldplay's new single "Magic."

In "Magic," Chris Martin croons that he's "broken in two" and "I don't want anybody else but you." In the middle of the song, Martin professes that even though the relationship is strained, "Still I call it magic/ It's such a precious jewel."

Here's the official track list for Coldplay's new album "Ghost Stories":

Ghost Stories:01 Always In My Head02 Magic03 Ink04 True Love05 Midnight06 Another's Arms07 Oceans08 A Sky Full Of Stars09 O

NBC's Coldplay special will air on May 18 and their sixth studio album will be available on May 19.

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