Good morning. We’re very pleased to confirm that Sky Arts will be the UK broadcaster for the upcoming Coldplay : Ghost Stories TV special. It will be premiered on Sky Arts 1 HD at 9.30pm on Monday, 19 May (the day that the new album is released). You can watch an extended trailer for the special above.
The TV special will form part of a night of programming on Sky Arts dedicated to Coldplay. The band will also feature in an exclusive interview programme (9pm) which provides insight into the creation of the album and the recording of the show. The night will include Coldplay: Live 2012 from the Mylo Xyloto Tour (7.45pm), How We Saw The World Pt. 1 filmed in Toronto during 2006 (6.30pm) and Coldplay Live in Sydney, from the band’s 2003 year-long world tour (5.30pm).
Filmed by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale (Adele, Rolling Stones), Coldplay: Ghost Stories was recorded in a custom-built amphitheatre in front of an audience of 800 fans. The show blends a unique in-the-round performance from the band with cinematic vignettes and immersive 360-degree projections.
Confirmed broadcasts are as follows (with more to come – including Japan):
US: 18 May, 7pm ET/PT – NBC
Canada: 18 May, 7pm ET/PT – NBC
UK: 19 May, 9.30pm – Sky Arts 1 HD
Italy: 19 May, 8.10pm – Sky Uno / Sly Arte 10pm / Sky Uno (replica) 11pm
Spain: 19 May, 7.15pm – Canal+1
France: 22 May, 11.25pm – France 2 in "Alcaline, le Concert"