Coldplay delighted fans in Los Angeles on Friday (21Mar14) by previewing their upcoming album Ghost Stories in its entirety during an intimate concert.

The Yellow hitmakers invited 800 lucky fans to a soundstage at Sony Studios to listen to their sixth studio album, weeks before its release on 16 May (14).

Opening the gig, which was also being recorded as part of a Dvd extra for the album, frontman Chris Martin joked to the crowd, "Welcome to my stand-up comedy show."

The band played all nine tracks from Ghost Stories in order, and also performed a few familiar hits including Paradise, Clocks, Vida La Vida and Fix You.