There have not been many more successful musical acts over the past decade or so than British band Coldplay. From the release of their first single “Yellow” in 2000 they have been consistently on the radio or near the top of the charts both here and in the UK. With every album they release from Parachutes (2000) to A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) to X&Y (2005) to Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) to their latest Mylo Xylotomy (2011) they have cemented themselves as the premiere piano rock band of their generation. Hit song after hit song has charted at or near the top of the charts with “In My Place”, “Clocks”, “The Scientist”, “Speed of Sound”, “Fix You”, and “Viva La Vida” being some of the biggest.
Their popularity has not waned at any point over the last decade and a bit in that their latest album Mylo Xylotomy topped the charts in 34 countries worldwide. There is incredible demand for their concert tickets wherever they play. In Montreal they will be playing two nights at the Bell Centre. It has been explained that their success worldwide is due to the fact that they do not sound like a British band rather they are a global one.
Due to all their popularity the band has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and won awards like Brit Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and an amazing seven Grammy Awards.
Not satisfied with simply producing the music the band has also been heavily involved in charity work and awareness campaigns. From the beginning Coldplay has put their money where their mouth is and donated ten percent of their profits to charity. The band has been involved with organizations like Amnesty International and Oxfam’s Make Fair Trade.
-Dates: July 26-27, 2012
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $44.00, $64.00, $94.00, $124.50 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: Marina and the Diamonds, Charli XCX