iHeartMedia Kicks Off Coldplay’s Tour And New Album Release With Audio Roadblock And Exclusive Interviews Nationwide

iHeartMedia and the Empire State Building Celebrate New Album “Music Of The Spheres” with Music-to-Light Show

Culminating with an iHeartRadio Album Release Party 

Broadcast and Stream at 9 p.m. ET 

NEW YORK – October 14, 2021 – iHeartMedia kicks off Coldplay’s international tour announcement today with a nationwide audio roadblock and exclusive interviews across more than 150 Hot Adult Contemporary (Hot AC), Alternative Rock (Alt), and Contemporary Hit Music (CHR) broadcast stations nationwide and digitally on the iHeartRadio app, and a week-long national flyaway launching October 25 offering fans the chance to win an exclusive trip to one of the US tour dates.

Additionally, iHeartMedia will celebrate Coldplay’s new album “Music of the Spheres” set to debut Oct. 15 released by Atlantic Records with the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Coldplay TONIGHT (Oct. 14) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT across Hot AC, Alt and CHR stations nationwide and streamed on the CW app or on www.cwtv.com.  

The iHeartRadio Album Release Party will commence with a music-to-light show in partnership with the Empire State Building featuring the band’s collaboration with BTS “My Universe,” simulcasted across New York’s Z100 and available on the iHeartRadio app at 8:55 p.m. ET.  The Empire State Building, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021, serves as the New York City broadcast tower for iHeartMedia. The music-to-light spectacular will feature choreography of thousands of LED lights at the top of the famous tower through the wizardry of Marc Brickman and his Tactical Manouevre design collective team.

"We have been huge supporters of Coldplay since the beginning and to be able to help kick of their 2022 tour and their ninth album to music fans nationwide is exciting," said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.  "Coldplay has headlined so many of our concert and festival lineups from the iHeartRadio Music Festival to our recently announced iHeartRadio ALTer Ego in 2022, and we are thrilled to be a cornerstone in launching their new album “Music Of The Spheres” with an iHeartRadio Album Release Party."

iHeartRadio stations began teasing the tour announcement on Oct. 13.  Kicking off October 25, the week-long national flyaway contest offers two lucky winners the opportunity to be flown to one of the band’s US tour dates to become the center of Coldplay’s “universe” for the night. The band will personally call the lucky winners to welcome them to the show, and once there winners will receive a VIP experience including premium seats, photos from the stage, autographed drum sticks from the set that night and more. Fans can tune in across all CHR, Hot AC and Alt stations for more information.

About Coldplay 

Coldplay formed in London in late 1997. The band have gone on to become one of the planet’s most popular acts, selling more than 100 million copies of their eight Number One albums, which have spawned a string of hits including Yellow, Clocks, Fix You, Paradise, Viva La Vida, A Sky Full Of Stars, Adventure Of A Lifetime, Hymn For The Weekend, Something Just Like This and Orphans. 

In July 2021, Coldplay confirmed the October 15th release of their ninth album, Music Of The Spheres, produced by Max Martin. The album’s first single, Higher Power, received its first play on the International Space Station by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet in May 2021, and quickly became another worldwide hit. The second single from the album was My Universe, a collaboration with BTS, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard chart and was streamed more than 100 million times in its first week of release.  

About the Empire State Building  
The Empire State Building, "The World's Most Famous Building," owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. The $165 million reimagination of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates an all-new experience with a dedicated guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows. The journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory, the only 360-degree, open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, orients visitors for their entire New York City experience and covers everything from the building's iconic history to its current place in pop-culture.  Learn more at www.esbnyc.com.  2021 is the 90th anniversary year of the Building which officially opened on May 1, 1931. Declared "America's Favorite Building" by the American Institute of Architects, as well as the world's most popular travel destination by Uber and the #1 New York City attraction by Lonely Planet it welcomes more than 4 million annual visitors from around the world. 

Since 2011, the building has been fully powered by renewable wind electricity, and its many floors primarily house a diverse array of office tenants such as LinkedIn, Shutterstock, and Global Brands Group, as well as retail options like STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, and Starbucks. For more information and Observatory Experience tickets visit esbnyc.com or follow the building's FacebookTwitterInstagramWeiboYouTube, or TikTok

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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