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New Coldplay album coming, Alison Krauss joins bluegrass HOF

A look at what’s happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic.

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British rock band Coldplay are headed out of this world with a new cosmic-themed album called “Music of The Spheres,” produced by Max Martin and scheduled to drop on Oct. 15.

The band, fronted by singer Chris Martin, announced on Tuesday their ninth studio album on social media with a handwritten note and a list of tracks, including some songs that are represented by emojis.

The first single from the new album, “Higher Power,” came out in May and a second song “Coloratura” is coming out on Friday.

The band hasn’t yet announced touring plans, but is scheduled to perform as a part of Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 25.

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Grammy-winner and bluegrass star Alison Krauss is joining the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, which recognizes her career as a former teenage prodigy who has become one of the most commercially successful bluegrass artists.

Krauss has won 27 Grammys, including album of the year for her collaborative record with Robert Plant called “Raising Sand.”

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