‘Catching Fire’ Kindling: Coldplay Releases ‘Atlas,’ Advance Ticket Sale Date Set

With just 12 weeks until “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” blazes into theaters, Lionsgate has kicked off its “TickTock” countdown, promising new goodies each week until the film’s November 22 release date. Today’s morsel: the release of Coldplay’s soundtrack single, “Atlas.”

The track marks the first time the Grammy-winning band has recorded an original song for film. And in signature style, they’ve delivered a single that is soaring yet melancholy, which pretty perfectly captures heroine Katniss Everdeen’s standing by the end of this second installment. (Click to download the track from iTunes.)

But that’s not all, Peeta People: Lionsgate also revealed the on-sale date for advanced tickets. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 1 at 12 p.m. ET, and while you’re at it, bookmark Fandango or MovieTickets.com.

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