Five times Coldplay did the most Coldplay thing

Coldplay release a new album Everyday Life, their eighth studio album, on Friday, 22 November.

A double album, one side is called Sunrise and the other Sunset.

The group teased their new release and its 22 November date with black and white posters of the band appearing in cities around the world on 13 October.

It's not the first time Coldplay have made a splash, here's five instances when they cemented their position as one of the biggest bands in the world.

Stayin' Alive and My Way at Glastonbury 2016

Coldplay are almost residents at Glastonbury, they first performed there in 1999 and headlined for the first time in 2002.

The band have returned to Somerset to headline the festival a further three times, in 2005, 2011 and 2016.

For their 2016 performance they handed out 100,000 LED wristbands to the audience to create a spectacular light show across Worthy Farm.

They were joined on stage by the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb for a rendition of To Love Somebody and then what Chris Martin called “the greatest song of all time”, Stayin’ Alive.

Finally their performance closed with an appearance by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis to sing My Way.

Coldplay at Glastonbury 2016

Taking over Super Bowl 50

Coldplay headlined the half time entertainment at Super Bowl 50 in 2016 joining with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson in San Francisco.

They opened with Viva La Vida, with Chris Martin starting singing on the pitch before being surrounded by a crowd of fans.

The performance then featured a marching band and dancers dressed like flower stems for Paradise and Adventure of a Lifetime.

The set included a version of Clocks, with a segment looking back on some of the artists who had performed at previous Super Bowls over the years including footage of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney and Whitney Houston.

Giving a fan a 'once in a lifetime experience’

Wheelchair user Rob was carried over the crowd to join Chris Martin on stage at Dublin’s Croke Park in July 2017.

“A lad accidentally fell on me and was extremely apologetic,” Rob explained at the time.

“He and his friends insisted on lifting me up and getting me a better view.”

Rob was spotted by Chris Martin from the stage and lifted through the crowd to join the lead singer in front of the stadium crowd, "Chris Martin called me up on to the stage, suddenly I was on stage with Coldplay," Rob recalled.

Rob played harmonica alongside the band with “83,000 people cheering, as I was in the middle,” he said.

“From the moment I came down I got a glimpse of a celebrity life. The video has gone viral since and my phone hasn’t stopped.

“I’d like to thank Chris for an amazing experience.”

Fan Rob joined Chris Martin on stage

Ending Britain's 2012 summer of sport

Coldplay rounded off Britain's 2012 summer of sport headlining the closing ceremony of the Paralympics for London 2012, watched by an estimated 7.7 million on Channel 4.

They were joined by British Paraorchestra, Rihanna and Jay-Z for the event, which ended the 12 day Summer Paralympics.

Performing from a sundial stage the band’s set was split in to four sections, for the seasons autumn, winter, spring and summer.

Their final song Every Teardrop is a Waterfall was accompanied by water fountains on stage ‘raining’ in the dancers.

This was followed by a fireworks display over the stadium and an orchestral arrangement of Politik while Tower Bridge was raised and concluded with a Union Flag being projected on the Palace of Westminster.

Revealing new album tracks in the classified ads of the north Wales Daily Post.

The track listing for Coldplay’s new double album, Everyday Life was revealed in the classified section of north Wales’ Daily Post on 23 October.

The band had announced the new album was on its way in a letter to a fan, Lena Tayara, a few days previously.

The advert, which was next to others for a fridge-freezer and bales of hay, was supposedly placed in the paper as guitarist Jonny Buckland once had a holiday job at the paper. Similar adverts appeared in Exeter’s Express ands Echo and Southampton’s Daily Echo.

Daily Post editor Andy Campbell said he was “blissfully unaware” of the advert’s placement until a reader called the paper.

“To be honest, it's a brilliant bit of marketing by Coldplay, to get everyone talking about their new album and the track listing,” he told BBC Radio Wales.

"Maybe someone from the record company, maybe Jonny Buckland himself phoned up the adverts team and placed the advert."


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