SXSW 2014: Coldplay debut new songs ‘Another’s Arms’ and ‘Always in My Head’ during iTunes set

They also paid tribute to the families of those missing in the Malaysian MH370 airline mystery

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Posted 12th March 2014 in News, Coldplay | By Clickmusic News Desk

Coldplay performed at the Vevo iTunes Festival SXSW yesterday for an intimate crowd of fans and unveiled new music from their Ghost Stories album. They opened up the performance with new song 'Always In My Head' before also debuting 'Another's Arms' from the LP in their 11-song set.

"We've been away a long time, and I can't think of a better way to come back into the world [than] in the intimate surroundings of Austin and just a couple of 100 people and the millions watching at home," said frontman Chris Martin during the show, referring to the fact that the gig was streamed on Vevo.

The iTunes performance at SXSW marked the first time they've played current top 10 'Magic' live for a crowd: "That's the first time we've ever played that, and I'm happy it was with you."

The performance schedule for Vevo iTunes Festival at SXSW is as follows:

Wednesday, March 12

Kendrick Lamar (10pm CT)
ScHoolboy Q (8:45pm CT)
Isaiah Rashad (8pm CT)

Thursday, March 13

Soundgarden (10pm CT)
Band of Skulls (8:45pm CT)
Capital Cities (8pm CT)

Friday, March 14

Pitbull (10pm CT)
ZEDD (8:45pm CT)
G.R.L. (8pm CT)

Saturday, March 15

Keith Urban (10pm CT)
Willie Nelson (8:45pm CT)
Mickey Guyton (8pm CT)