Coldplay's new single is now available as a free download.

'Violet Hill' was made available from 12.15pm on www.coldplay.com for one week; the retail digital release is 6 May. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external websites.

It is the first song to be taken from the band's new album 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends', which is released on 16 June. 

Coldplay will play two free shows in London and New York in June with a competition for tickets on the band's website in the coming weeks.