In the past, iTunes Radio has streamed albums by The Black Keys, Eminem, Pharrell, and Rick Ross, attempting to compete with services like Spotify and Rdio. Neither of those, however, offer any sort of early streaming capabilities like iTunes Radio.
You can stream Ghost Stories by opening iTunes on you computer or iOS device, going to iTunes Radio, and clicking the “First Play – Ghost Stories” pre made station. If that doesn’t work (it’s still rolling out), head to the actual iTunes Store, click the Coldplay banner, and then look for the First Play button.
The album itself is set to come out next week on May 19th. You can pre-order the 9-track album for $9.99. With a pre-order, you’ll get instant downloads of singles “Magic”, “Midnight”, and the Avicii-produced “A Sky Full of Stars”. The band will also premiere a live-special on NBC this Sunday, May 18th.