Coldplay confirm October release for Mylo Xyloto album

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image captionColdplay sent fans a brief message on their website about their fifth album

Coldplay have confirmed their fifth album will be called Mylo Xyloto and is to be released on 24 October.

The UK four-piece released a statement on their website confirming the name, which had been rumoured in recent weeks.

"Hello everybody, we have finished our new album, it's called Mylo Xyloto," it said.

"We hope you like it and hope you are all well, love from Chris, Will, Jonny, Guy and Phil."

The band also told fans: "It is pronounced MY-lo ZY-letoe."

The record is the follow-up to 2008's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, which sold nine million copies worldwide.

The band's first single from Mylo Xyloto, Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall charted at number six in the UK.

The next single from the record will be called Paradise and is out on 12 September.

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