Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto. Originally aired December 31, 2011.


Mylo Xyloto
Hurts Like Heaven
Major Minus
The Scientist
Up in Flames
Us Against the World
Viva La Vida
Charlie Brown
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall


Guy Berryman - bass guitar, vocals
Jonny Buckland – guitar, vocals
Chris Martin – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Will Champion – drums, vocals



This weekend we are excited to present a special episode featuring Coldplay.  Recorded last September, the performance features the band debuting several new songs off their latest release Mylo Xyloto, including “Paradise,” “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” and “Hurts Like Heaven,” as well as old favorites like  “Viva La Vida.”

MTV News called it a special night “when a band with a major arsenal finds a way to take its giant energy and squeeze it down into a much smaller space, without losing any of their arena-packing magic.”

Originally presented as a New Year’s Eve special to ring in 2012, the Coldplay show was a milestone for Austin City Limits. Coldplay gave us an extra-special performance, and we’re thrilled to bring it back this spring.

Coldplay performs on Austin City Limits

You can see for yourself this Saturday – check your local listings for the time your PBS station will broadcast this awesome episode. You can also go here for biographical info, pictures and the setlist. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages and to sign up for our newsletter for more ACL TV sweet stuff. Next week: a guitar-saturated encore episode with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys.

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