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Coldplay offer free gig tickets
Jonny Buckland and Chris Martin from Coldplay
Coldplay are playing Brixton Academy and Madison Square Garden

Coldplay are inviting fans to register for free tickets for their forthcoming gigs in London and New York.

Entrants are being asked to fill in their details on the band's official website for a draw which will take place on 5 June.

The band will play a gig at Brixton Academy on 16 June and Madison Square Garden in New York on 23 June.

For the New York show the band are promising one fan a trip to the gig from anywhere in the world.

The band are also due to play a third concert in Barcelona, but no further details have been released.

Coldplay are set to release their fourth album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends on June 12.

The band recently allowed fans to download their first single Violet Hill, which also received its world exclusive first play on Radio 1, for free.

Other tracks on the album include Life In Technicolor, Cemeteries Of London, Strawberry Swing and Death And All His Friends.

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