New Coldplay Album Bumped To June Release

Coldplay have bumped back their long-awaited third album to June. The as-yet-titled follow-up to 2002’s A Rush of Blood to the Head was originally due in March, but initial recordings with producer Ken Nelson were scrapped in favor of starting over with A Rush mixer Danton Supple.

A Rush was similarly delayed: It was originally targeted for June of 2002 but didn’t hit stores until that August. “I’d hate to rush the end of the record,” bassist Guy Berryman told Rolling Stone in April of 2002, “because we have to get it in on time.”

As for the new album, Champion says the band has completed fourteen to fifteen tracks — including “Square One,” “What If” and “The Hardest Part” — and is now paring it down.

Meanwhile, Coldplay will perform at radio station KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic Evening in Los Angeles on March 12th before headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on April 30th. They will then kick off a world tour in the U.K. in June.


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