'Coldplay: Ghost Stories' to air Sunday, May 18 as band presents highly anticipated latest albumby jmaloni
Hour-long special blends recent live performance footage with 360-degree imagery
Superstar band Coldplay will present songs from its upcoming sixth album, "Ghost Stories," in an hour-long special Sunday, May 18 (7 p.m.), on NBC.
Titled "Coldplay: Ghost Stories," the special will focus on the multi-Grammy Award-winning band's latest album, which will be released worldwide May 19.
Directed by "Coldplay Live 2012" helmer Paul Dugdale, this in-the-round special - recorded in front of an 800-person audience in Los Angeles in March - will blend live-performance footage with cinematic film. Atmospheric projection will deliver awe-inspiring 360-degree imagery - around, above and below the band - while being woven into the overall filmed narrative.
The cutting-edge show is an immersive blend of light and video, dramatic staging and an intimate world-premiere performance.
In addition to the new single "Magic" from "Ghost Stories," the setlist for the special will also include worldwide hits such as "Viva La Vida," "Paradise" and "Clocks."
A trailer for the special may be viewed now at Coldplay.com.