X&Y to be 'Leaked'

Originally posted on May 16, 2005 6:55 PM

On the heels of its popular online album preview series "The Leak", MTV announced the first ever "Live Leak" performance special to celebrate the latest release from Coldplay.

Premiering Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, MTV's "Coldplay Live Leak" will feature the band as they debut their highly anticipated new album X&Y by performing live in MTV's Times Square studios. During the hour-long special, Coldplay will perform several new tracks from "X&Y" for the first time exclusively for the MTV audience. Just prior to the "Coldplay Live Leak," MTV News will present a half-hour Coldplay special at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT featuring an in-depth interview with the band discussing the new album, a behind the scenes look as the band interacts with their diehard fans, and more. MTV2 will also air the "Coldplay Live Leak" special beginning the evening of June 5 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT The performance will also be streamed for listening at MTV.com beginning June 8.

Also, in advance of the release of X&Y on June 7, MTV.com will give fans the opportunity to listen to the album in its entirety a week before it's available in stores. MTV.com's "The Leak" will exclusively stream the new album for fans to preview beginning May 31. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase the album in advance through MTV.com, and receive it on the day of its release. Coldplay is just the latest band to debut their album through MTV.com's "The Leak." Other Leak artists include Usher, Eminem, U2, Green Day, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez and others.

Source: Filter Magazine

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