Did you hear Viva la Vida on line? I have (and like) Violet Hill (very much). but have yet to hear any other songs from the new album.
I ALMOST bought some not-so-great seats for the Washington, DC show, but I really want to hear a bands new album BEFORE I plunk down (too much) money for a show where they are surely going to be playing most of that new album.
I downloaded Violet Hill when they were offering it for free on their website. I liked it but am worried because it didn't sound too much different than what has come before. I'll still pick up the new album, as I've enjoyed the others, but hopefully they expand their sound a little in some of the other tracks.
I *ahem* obtained it the other day (I'll still buy it) and listened to a few tracks. It seemed pretty good, but I wasn't expecting anything drastically different from their current "sound." I've always liked Brian Eno's production so it should be an interesting listen.