December 22, 2015


Coldplay Taking Personalized Fan Requests for 2016 Tour

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If A Head Full Of Dreams is indeed Coldplay's final album, will the subsequent tour be their last, too? Not sure, but they're working on a fun way to go out if so. Frontman Chris Martin told the U.K.'s Sun newspaper (via NME) that the band's taking requests:

"What we will do on this tour is almost like a request segment. We'd ask people to give us a reason why they want us to play that song so there is a purpose behind why we play it. ... I think we want to make it like a passport photo booth, so you go in and say, 'I am Derek, I would like you to play "The Hardest Part."' 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.' That is a bad example and not a real one."

The A Head Full of Dreams tour will be the band's first in four years; they never hit the road for 2014's Ghost Stories. So far we've only got dates for South America, Mexico and Europe, which start on March 31, 2016. Oh, and their Super Bowl halftime show gig on Feb. 7. To get you primed for the song-pickin', vote on the Super Bowl setlist here.

"We're enjoying playing really old songs," Martin told the Sun. "This tour will finally have a setlist where we feel good about it from start to finish."