When it comes to releasing an album for the first time in four years, you’ve got to hand it to Coldplay for originality.
Not only does their new record have a very strong Middle Eastern tinge to it, fans in Jordan in particular are set for a unique experience on its release.
The band announced they will launch their new double album, Everyday Life, by playing two live shows in Amman on November 22, one at sunrise and the other at sunset.
Appropriately the early morning show will feature a complete rendition of the first half of the record, titled Sunrise, with the later concert covering the second half, Sunset.
The singles Orphans and Arabesque where released on October 24, and now the 52-minute album will be split between the first concert at 6am and the second at 6pm (Jordan time).
The shows are part of collaboration between and Coldplay and YouTube Originals, with live streams available for fans to watch.
Coldplay have previously played three times in Abu Dhabi. In 2009, they memorably preformed at a rainy Emirates Palace, and have twice played New Year’s Eve shows in the UAE capital; in 2011 at Abu Dhabi Corniche Breakwater as part of the Volvo Ocean Race launch, and 2016 at du Arena, Yas Island. But this will be their first in the Jordanian capital.
“These two broadcasts have been our dream since we first started work on this album,” band said in an official statement. “It’s a bit impossible and a bit scary, like all the best dreams.”
Everyday Life is peppered with Arabic and Middle Eastern references and songs (Arabesque, Bani Adam), with the album cover displaying an Arabic translation of the title, “Al Hayah Al Yawmeya”.
“We’re really excited to launch our new album in Jordan,” the statement added. “It has always felt like the perfect place for these two special shows.”