Fans have frequently questioned why Coldplay is known for its exquisite stage shows and bizarre stage surprises.
However, they will soon have an explanation, as Chris Martin has revealed the reason for the band’s unusual tour guests, which include puppet bands and strange alien masks.
According to the “Yellow” singer-songwriter, doing so allows them to feel liberated.
Martin claimed that his bandmates, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion, generally dismissed most of his wilder ideas.
Martin and the fictional extraterrestrial puppet band, The Weirdos, perform “Biutyful” from their “Music of the Spheres” album.
He also explained why they wear masks, demonstrating their belief in “the equality of all people and all beings.”
The boyfriend of Dakota Johnson elaborated:
“The aliens and all that stuff, it’s allegorical. It’s us talking about life on Earth but without naming names because we are not really into criticism or finger pointing.”
However, Chris Martin understands that some people will not creatively understand what they’re trying to say in their performances, saying:
“When people say they don’t really understand, I feel like that’s OK, it is maybe not for everybody.”
That segment is only six minutes long, but it allows them to be even more approachable, and they even believe it is one of the reasons they exist today – to be free and to encourage others to be free.
While the band’s live shows appear to be full of energy, Martin also revealed that he had made several changes to their shows that his colleagues had rejected.
He left the final decision to his Champion, saying that the drummer had to “feel it,” and if he did, they’d do it. They won’t do it unless he feels it.
Champion was the band’s “heart and anchor,” according to Martin.
Meanwhile, last week, the legendary band sold over 1.4 million tickets for their 2023 UK and European tours.
Their new tour dates were announced after they completed the UK leg of their global tour, which included six nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.
This is one of their most extensive tours, with 105 events spread over 16 months and nearly two million people in attendance.
Chris Martin also revealed that the gigs were almost canceled due to the band’s financial difficulties.
“But luckily we had some help and they saved the day and we did a few changes here and there.”