(REUTERS – Octtober 27th) Coldplay rocked Madrid last night, launching their world tour in support of their new album “Mylo Xyloto,” a name music fans may have to get used to as the group launches a fresh assault on the world’s charts.
The English quartet seemed energized as they took the stage at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, performing a number of songs from their fifth studio album that hit shelves in Britain on Monday (October 24) and the United States on Tuesday (October 25).
Those not making it to the venue, still had the chance to catch Coldplay‘s act, as the concert was streamed live on YouTube.
“We decided we’d like to do a concert which we’d broadcast on YouTube live around the world and just looked for some of the most beautiful buildings we could find and this is what we came up with, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world,” explained Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who is of course married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Coldplay‘s previous album, “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,” was released in 2008 and went on to become that calendar year’s top-selling album at 6.8 million copies. The one before that, “X & Y,” claimed the same honor in 2005, shifting 8.3 million copies globally.
They are one of the world’s biggest bands, have multiple Grammys and album sales of around 50 million to their name.
The group’s hopes their latest album, which features a track with Rihanna that is generating a lot of buzz, pleases their fans as well.