Coldplay are releasing their new single for free as a download, along with two shows for which fans will pay nothing.
Violet Hill is the band's first single from their new album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.
It is is being made available as a free download for one week from their website - http://www.coldplay.com,
from Tuesday at 12.15pm.
At that time the single will be played for the first time on radio, a week ahead of its general digital release - a conventional paid-for release.
The website will also have preliminary details of two free shows that the band will play - one in London and one in New York.
The free shows are at London's Brixton Academy on June 16 and New York's Madison Square Garden on June 23.
Organisers stressed that fans should check coldplay.com for details of how to win tickets and not contact the venues as no tickets will be available to buy.
Meanwhile, the release of Coldplay's new album has been brought forward four days in the UK, bringing it into line with global release dates.
The album, to be released on June 12, comprises 10 tracks produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs.
Here's the link to the same site for the free concerts!http://www.coldplay.com/concert.html