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Coldplay taking song requests

The $137m-grossing A Head Full of Dreams tour will feature a fan-request segment when it touches down in India and Australasia

By IQ on 02 Nov 2016

Chris Martin, Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams tour, Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, June 2016, Daniele Dalledonne

Chris Martin: Playing 'Spies' for Linda in Bolton, probably

image © Daniele Dalledonne

Coldplay are continuing to take song requests for the next leg of the A Head Full of Dreams tour.

The band, who broke attendance records in Mexico on the tour’s Latin American leg earlier this year, announced last December they would do a “request segment” be introducing a request segment for their seventh concert tour. “I think we want to make it like a passport photobooth, so you go in and say, ‘I am Derek, I would like you to play “The Hardest Part”‘,” frontman Chris Martin told The Sun. “So, for example, if we are going to play a song like ‘Spies’ off Parachutes, it will be lovely to play it and say, ‘This is for Helen from Bolton as this reminds her of her dad.'”

He added: “That is a bad example and not a real one.”

In a statement posted to their website this morning, Coldplay said they will be keeping the request section for upcoming dates in India and Australasia. It reads:

If you’re coming to any of the upcoming shows in India, Australia and New Zealand and there’s a Coldplay song you’d like to hear (which the band don’t usually play), then we’d love you to send us your request video. Yours might get chosen and played! Here’s what you need to do…

  • Record a short video (15 seconds or less) of yourself on a plain background telling us which Coldplay song you’d like the band to play
  • Please don’t have any music playing too – just you talking
  • Don’t forget to tell us why you’d like to hear your chosen song
  • Upload your video to Instagram with the name of your chosen song as a hashtag (ie #Shiver) PLUS the appropriate show hashtag from below (only one show hashtag per post, please). Please tag @Coldplay too. If you’re going to a show in a city which has more than one show, please also tell us which date you’re going to


The A Head Full of Dreams tour was as of July the third highest-grossing of 2016 so far, bringing in US$137.2 million after a stadium-heavy summer in the US and Europe.


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