Coldplay Will Give Concertgoers Free CDs

Live album distributed at all remaining 2009 dates
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2009 7:27 AM CDT
Chris Martin of Coldplay accepts the award for best rock album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, as bandmates Guy Berryman, left, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion, right, look on.    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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(Newser) – Coldplay will give away a free copy of its new live CD to every audience member at shows this year, BBC reports. Starting on May 15 in Florida, the band will give fans the nine-track LeftRightLeftRightLeft as a "recession-busting mark of gratitude." The album, which includes live versions of "Clocks" and "Viva la Vida," will also be made available for free download on Coldplay's website.