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    Coldplay news round-up: Q&A at SiriusXM (New York), MTV EMA performance, CBS Radio events

    SiriusXM_1.jpgSirius XM Radio have announced today that Coldplay will sit down for a rare Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. For more on this event and how you can win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak live and in person with all band members, head over to the Coldplay forum for all the information you need [thanks Ifdianne]


    'SiriusXM's Town Hall with Coldplay', the two-hour broadcast event, will air live on The Spectrum, channel 28, on Wednesday, November 9th at 12:00pm ET. The special is part of SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' series, an intimate gathering with an iconic musician and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous 'SiriusXM Town Hall' specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, the surviving members of Nirvana and Tom Petty.


    Also, on Friday, October 21, SiriusXM will launch 'Coldplay Radio', a limited-run channel hosted by the members of Coldplay. The channel will feature music from Mylo Xyloto, the band's latest album, scheduled to be released on October 24, as well as songs spanning the band's career and music by artists selected by Coldplay. Coldplay Radio will also include a classic Coldplay performance, recorded in 2000, which will be broadcast as part of SiriusXM's "Live from the BBC Vault" concert series. Coldplay Radio will air through Sunday, October 23.

    Also announced today is the latest list of performers who will descend upon Belfast for the 2011 MTV EMAs. Coldplay will perform hot off the release of their latest album Mylo Xyloto. Gracing the EMA stage for the first time ever will be British phenom Jessie J, who has racked up #1’s in 18 markets worldwide in the past year, while Los Angeles-based duo LMFAO, whose ubiquitous “Party Rock Anthem” has dominated the #1 spot on iTunes charts in 19 countries, will also make their EMA debut.


    A reminder that amongst the categories Coldplay have been named in are Best Live Act, where they will go head-to-head with rock heavyweights Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Best UK/Ireland Act, where they will face stiff competition from chart sensation Adele, who herself has been nominated for numerous EMAs this year. Don't forget to vote for Coldplay in their categories! You can discuss this awards ceremony at the Coldplay forum now. This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on MTV from 9pm (BST). [thanks coldpatrix]


    Finally for today (we think - unless something else crops up in the next few hours - like Mylo Xyloto for example), CBS RADIO stations across the US will feature three day’s worth of exclusive programming and content in conjunction with the release of Coldplay’s forthcoming album Mylo Xyloto, which debuts worldwide on Monday, October 24th. For a full round-up of the events and discussion please visit the messageboard now. [thanks harrisonrules]


    These special events, which will include over the air and streaming webcast concerts, fan questions and answers from the band, as well as hosting a national radio program, follow the band’s appearance last month on CBS Interactive Music Group’s flagship concert webcast series, Live on Letterman, where they played a nearly hour long set.


    On Tuesday, October 18th, the World Famous KROQ’s Kevin & Bean (weekdays, 5:00-10:00AM/PT) will host a live Coldplay webcast from the all-new KROQ Red Bull Sound Space at 7:30AM/PT as a part of the ongoing “Kevin & Bean’s Breakfast With” series. The band will perform and answer questions from lucky fans, who can only win their way into the show through the station. The intimate show will be streamed live for fans nationwide at www.KROQ.com and can be heard on-air, online and through the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.


    On Sunday, October 23rd, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland will host Acoustic Sunrise, a three hour program featuring acoustic renditions of popular Hot AC tunes, which is carried on a number of CBS RADIO stations nationwide. This is the first time in the history of the program that there will be guest hosts. Throughout the show, Chris and Jonny will play some of their favorite Coldplay tracks, as well as songs from their favorite bands. (Check local listings)


    On Monday, October 24 – the same day as the album’s worldwide release, CBS RADIO will go international and host Coldplay Firstplay: Live From London, a live radio special on the band’s home turf, hosted by KROQ’s Stryker. Fans will be able to connect with the band and ask them questions via Twitter, which they will answer live on-air. (Check local listings)






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