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London, United Kingdom (1997 – present)

Coldplay is a British band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland – who met each other in September 1996 at Ramsay Hall (halls of residence) at University College London - bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

With five successful albums releases (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) - and a scheduled sixth album release in May 2014 (Ghost Stories) - Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva la Vida.

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Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album, Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo And The Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005).

Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

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  • prsblm

    Happy 3rd anniversary Mylo Xyloto <3

    Yesterday 2:31am Reply
  • Alexander_boo

    =/

    23 Oct 8:22am Reply
  • pettesampz

    Ghost Stories Live 2014 ♥ [2]

    21 Oct 8:56pm Reply
  • prsblm

    Ghost Stories Live 2014 ♥

    21 Oct 7:15pm Reply
  • Emi_lia

    Heartbreakingly underrated and reasonably priced concert tickets, this is still the only band to date that has never ever disappointed me musically. Ever. [4]

    21 Oct 4:48pm Reply
  • nels0ncarvalh0

    E essa nova versão do álbum que vai sair, vcs vão arrombar meu bolso

    20 Oct 8:50pm Reply
  • prsblm

    Heartbreakingly underrated and reasonably priced concert tickets, this is still the only band to date that has never ever disappointed me musically. Ever. [3]

    20 Oct 3:52pm Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    Heartbreakingly underrated and reasonably priced concert tickets, this is still the only band to date that has never ever disappointed me musically. Ever. [2]

    19 Oct 6:58pm Reply
  • phongluu1209

    It's ambient music inspired by amazing talents like Sigur Rós, Jonsí & Alex, Brian Eno, Tycho, and more. this is still the only band to date that has never ever disappointed me musically.

    19 Oct 6:07pm Reply
  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is pretty shameless self-promotion, but if you're into ambient/soundscapes/etc., you might like my new release, Summer Ghosts. It's ambient music inspired by amazing talents like Sigur Rós, Jonsí & Alex, Brian Eno, Tycho, and more, so check it out if you'd like! You can find both of my releases at https://bestghosts.bandcamp.com/. Have a good one.

    19 Oct 5:40pm Reply
  • Kittichan

    Overrated and overpriced concert tickets, but this is still the only band to date that has never ever disappointed me musically. Ever.

    19 Oct 5:16pm Reply
  • chronogger

    magic ♥

    19 Oct 3:36pm Reply
  • makushka1

    бла <3

    18 Oct 3:11pm Reply
  • w-allflower

    I don't care, go on and tear me apart.

    18 Oct 4:32am Reply
  • prsblm

    Ink vai ganhar clipe, aleluia [2] e que seja um clipe digno

    16 Oct 10:25pm Reply
  • Belle_Elena

    in love with Oceans

    16 Oct 8:28am Reply
  • duard0

    Ink vai ganhar clipe, aleluia

    15 Oct 5:58pm Reply
  • Jeu_a_froid

    We need new tour ! :(

    15 Oct 2:26pm Reply
  • JustineFrank

    top 2 favorite artists are def. Coldplay and Paloma faith Paloma Faith has such a powerful voice, its beautiful. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKr9gWqwl4

    15 Oct 6:55am Reply
  • bruno__alves

    proprietarios

    15 Oct 1:06am Reply
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