Directed by Anton Corbijn and Live-Streamed Globally on October 26thNEW YORK, October 6, 2011 --
American Express, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube, announced today that
Grammy® award-winning rock band, and international sensation Coldplay will be
the latest performer in its popular livestream music series, "American Express
Unstaged." The performance will be livestreamed globally from one of Spain's
most famous arenas, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, at 4:00PM ET /
1:00PM PT on Wednesday, October 26 at
and will be available on mobile devices via VEVO and YouTube apps for iPhone,
iPod touch, iPad and Android. The global event will come just two days after
Coldplay's critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, MYLO XYLOTO (Capitol
Records), hits stores.
"American Express Unstaged" brings together popular and iconic musical artists with renowned film directors. Coldplay will be paired with award-winning filmmaker and celebrated photographer Anton Corbijn (The American, Control). Known for his masterful use of black and white and striking imagery, Corbijn has been tapped to provide fans with a visually stunning digital viewing and in-venue experience. This will be the sixth installment within the "American Express Unstaged" music series and the first performance from a venue outside of the United States. The program has featured such recognized musicians as Arcade Fire, John Legend & The Roots, Sugarland, Duran Duran and My Morning Jacket.
Speaking from South Africa where the band is preparing for the "American Express Unstaged" performance with sold-out stadium shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg, lead singer Chris Martin said: "Anton Corbijn has been a big hero to us for a long long time so we're thrilled to be beaming this concert out to the world through his lens. We can’t wait to share this experience with him and with all of our fans watching ‘American Express Unstaged’ around the world. It's going to be big."
Beginning today, American Express Cardmembers and music enthusiasts can find pre-show digital features and one-of-a-kind content that further blurs the line between an at-home and in-concert experience at www.youtube.com/coldplayVEVO, including the exclusive "American Express Unstaged" trailer. Tickets for the October 26 performance at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid are available for American Express Cardmembers during an exclusive presale window beginning October 7th, at 9:00 AM CEST at www.Ticketmaster.es. Tickets will also be available to the general public beginning October 10th, at 10:00 AM CEST at www.Ticketmaster.es.
Coldplay fans will be able to enjoy a special looped rebroadcast of the "American Express Unstaged" performance throughout the night, immediately following the livestream at www.youtube.com/coldplayVEVO. Following this rebroadcast, the full-length concert will also be available during a limited 48 hour window, via on-demand.
About Coldplay and its Upcoming Album MYLO XYLOTO
MYLO XYLOTO was recorded in London and produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Mumford and Sons), Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno (U2, David Bowie). Coldplay -- comprising Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin -- has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards, six Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. The band's last album, 2008's Viva La Vida, charted at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
About "American Express Unstaged"
Coldplay's October 26th performance represents the sixth installment within the innovative music series "American Express Unstaged," which launched in the summer of 2010 in partnership with VEVO and YouTube. Bringing the in-concert and at-home viewing experiences to new heights, "American Express Unstaged" showcases some of the music industry's most breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues across the country, while tapping some of today's most influential filmmakers to direct the live-streams and using digital and social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways. "American Express Unstaged" has generated more than 40 million total streams for all five artists' performances.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.
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