Coldplay has been around since 1996 and been amongst the most successful British rock bands. Chris Martin, the lead singer and Jonny Buckland, the lead guitarist founded this band at the University College in London. Later on, guy Berryman joined the group, and became their bassist. At that time the band was known as the "Pectoralz", and was renamed "Starfish." Soon after, Glastonbury Ticketstheir drummer Will Champion got onboard the band and the band was once again renamed. This time, they stuck to being known as "Coldplay."
Popularity in US
Their popularity grew in London with the release of three epic albums between 1998 and 1999. In 2000 their band gained a lot of popularity in the United States with the release of their Album "Yellow." People in their middle ages and older adults grew fond of Coldplay. So did every class of people ranging from the working to non working class. Till date, the band continues to maintain large crowds, and its reputation in the music world. Coldplay won several Grammy awards over the years and showed their support for people all over the world. They are actively involved in social and political campaigns to support human rights, cancer treatments, and earthquake relief internationally.
UK's Festive Scene 2012
On 11th November 2011, Coldplay announced their shows that are scheduled at UK's festival scene this year. Glastonbury is not hosting the festive scene this year, and this gives other places in the UK an opportunity. However, Coldplay has announced a show at Glastonbury and T in the Park in May and June this summer. Coldplay will perform live at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, London's Emirates Stadium (2 days), at the Sunderland's Stadium of Light and at Manchester's Etihad Stadium as well. Their shows will be held between 29thMay and 9thJune. Coldplay tickets are already running out because of their new album "Princess of China."
Their Family Life
Chris Martin got married to Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003 after meeting her in 2002. Since then they have lived a happy life and have two wonderful children. His daughter is Apple Blythe Alison Martin and son is Moses Bruce Anthony Martin. Simon Pegg (old friend) and Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist) are Apple's godfathers.
Jonny Buckland plays an important part in Coldplay. Without him, there can be no Coldplay. He married Chloe Lee Evans in 2009 and had a charming daughter Violet and a son Jonnah. The couple lives a life of harmony and success.
Guy Berryman was once married to his childhood sweetheart Joanna. They have a daughter, Nico and had separated in 2007. However, the two still meet frequently for their child's wellbeing.
Will Champion was the fourth member of Coldplay and had once been sacked by Chris Martin. He was asked to return after a short while. Their relationship is still as Glastonbury Ticketsfriendly as it has always been. He is believed to be the most rational member of Coldplay. Will married Marianne Dark in 2003, and they have been a happy couple since. They have a daughter Ava and fraternal twins named Juno and Rex.
Coldplay has no female singer in their band. However, they have worked with Rihanna for their album named "Princess of China". Coldplay chose to sing with her because they simply love her voice. This album is also getting both positive and negative responses so far.