Coldplay have announced that they will mark the release of their new album, Ghost Stories, by playing six intimate shows in six cities around the world.

The dates are as follows:

25 April - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany

5 May - Beacon Theatre, New York, USA

19 May - Royce Hall, Los Angeles, USA

28 May - Casino de Paris, Paris, France

12 June - Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1 July - Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale at 9am CET on Saturday, 19 April from

Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list (which can be joined at

Ghost Stories is Coldplay's sixth album. It will be released worldwide on Monday, 19 May.