Coldplay To Beam "Viva" from Space, Thanks to Sirius

June 11, 2008 1:38 PM ET

It's already streaming, but Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is set to make its satellite radio debut as Sirius will play the album in its entirety this Friday at 6pm EST. Sirius' Alt Nation will become Coldplay Nation, as the band will personally introduce songs from the new album, play songs by artists that have inspired them and broadcast some of their favorite artists. Coldplay Nation will beam from space until June 22nd. While you wait for Friday's Viva-via satellite debut, check out this Chris Martin interview excerpt from the new Rolling Stone.

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