Rock on TV Preview: Coldplay Premiere New Songs on 'Kimmel'

Also: Big Audio Dynamite on 'Fallon' and Mariachi El Bronx on 'Leno'

August 3, 2011 1:30 PM ET
Coldplay playing at the Splendour in the Grass music festival in Woodford, Australia
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Coldplay will begin the next stage of their aggressive – if somewhat confusing – plan for promoting their forthcoming fifth album on tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band, who have yet to announce a title or release date for the record, will reportedly play two new songs – the single "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" and "Charlie Brown" – live on location at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. From there, the band will headline Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday night, make appearances at the Austin City Limits and iHeart Radio festivals in September and then, maybe, actually release a new record.

Maroon 5 with Stevie Nicks and Jason Derülo - America's Got Talent, NBC 9:00 p.m.

Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside - Late Show with David Letterman, CBS 11:35 p.m.

Mariachi El Bronx - Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC 11:35 p.m.

Coldplay - Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC 12:00 a.m.

Big Audio Dynamite - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC 12:35 a.m.

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