If you’re going to any of the dates on Coldplay’s current Viva la Vida tour — which starts today in West Palm Beach, Florida, before winding all through the States and ending up back in Tampa on September 9 — you’ll be gifted with the band’s new live album, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, for your trouble.
Or: You could stay right where you are on the couch (cubicle, kitchen floor, bathtub…) and download the whole thing for free just by clicking here. It’s available until the band plays their final show of 2009 — their website currently says that’s September 19 at London’s Wembley Stadium, but who knows.
So tell us, readers: Will you be collecting your physical copy in person at a show this summer? Or keeping it between you and your laptop? In the meantime, I leave you with my own favorite Chris Martin moment– playing himself as a fantastically insufferable rock star (“Gwyneth’s making drumsticks!”) on Ricky Gervais’s Extras:
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