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MTV have announced they will be filming a secret Coldplay gig for fans next month. The 60-minute gig will be televised across the MTV network the day before the release of the album X&Y alongside a TV special 'All Eyes On Coldplay'.


MTV will be giving Coldplay fans the chance to see the band live at a secret intimate London venue. The show will be taped next month and will feature songs off the new album, including the new single Speed Of Sound and classic Coldplay tracks.


Twenty of MTV's international channels will be taking part in the competition both on-air and online to give fans the chance to win a trip to London to attend the intimate gig.


"It's really cool that fans are flying in from all over the world to see us play for MTV in London next month," said Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. "We'll try and make it worth their effort! We can't wait to play songs from X&Y to our fans, and the MTV audience will be among the first to hear them," said drummer Will Champion. "We wish everyone the best of luck in the competition."


"Through our network of local channels and websites, we are uniquely positioned to offer MTV audiences around the world exclusive access to the world's biggest artists," commented Jesus Lara, MTV Networks International. "We are excited to support Coldplay and 'X&Y', which will be one of the year's most acclaimed releases, as well as to partner with EMI and Parlophone to enable MTV viewers from around the world the chance see the band up close and personal before the album hits stores."


'X&Y' will be preceded by the new single, 'Speed Of Sound' on May 23 both are out on Parlophone Records. The band have recently announced a number of high profile support acts for their UK and Ireland dates including Supergrass, Doves, Elbow and Interpol. The acts joining them are as follows:


Dublin Marlay Park (June 22) + Interpol / Morning Runner

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (27) + Supergrass / Morning Runner

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (28) + Interpol / Morning Runner

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (July 1) + Supergrass / Morning Runner

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (2) + Supergrass / Morning Runner

Reebok Stadium, Bolton (4) + Elbow / Morning Runner

Reebok Stadium, Bolton (5) + Doves / Morning Runner

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