Coldplay’s Chris Martin Says Band is ‘Going Broke’ from Tour Wristbands


Story by Charles Ken

Coldplay singer says band is spending too much money on wristbands for fans

If you’ve been to a Coldplay lately, chances are you’ve scored an illuminated LED wristband from the alternative rock guys. The band have been passing out wristbands to concert-goers at each of their shows promoting their latest album, “Mylo Xyloto.” While the guys are happy with the result of the glowing wristbands, they’re just now realizing that the idea is costing them a ton of money.

“Most of the money we’re earning on the tour is put into the wristbands,” frontman Chris Martin told U.K. newspaper The Sun. “We have to figure out how to keep it going without going broke because it’s a crucial part of the concert.”

At first, Martin says he planned to gather up the wristbands back from the audience after each concert, but that approach didn’t work out, since it posed some major health risks to attendees. “You have to clean everything in case someone picks up herpes or TB,” Martin said. “Our lawyers told us we’d get sued, and having been sued a few times we’re not keen on that.”

If you haven’t scored a too-cool-for-school wristband yet, you’ll have an opportunity to wear one when Coldplay set off on their North American tour on June 22 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The tour wraps Aug. 11 in St. Paul, Minn., and find a complete list of tour dates, here.




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