Hey Coldplay Fans: You Can Request Songs for the Band's Farewell Tour
If you’re a Coldplay fan, 2016’s A Head Full of Dreams tour will likely be your last chance to see Chris Martin and company perform live. They’re expected to go on indefinite hiatus once they’re done playing in support of their 2015 album, but they are putting in effort to make sure the die-hards get what they want.
Coldplay is taking fan requests. Apparently, even deep cuts are up for grabs. Martin told The Sun (via NME) that the farewell tour will include something “almost like a request segment” within the pre-planned set list.
Except it sounds exactly 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.,” Martin said. “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."'"
And yes, even the band’s 2000 debut album is fair play. "We're enjoying playing really old songs. This tour will finally have a set list where we feel good about it from start to finish. 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."
Oh, come on -- that’s an adorable example!
If we can request that Beyoncé joins Coldplay during their Super Bowl halftime show performance in February, that’s good enough for us.
So far, Coldplay has announced South American, Central American, and European tour dates, running between March 31 and July 6, 2016. They have not yet announced their U.S. farewell concerts.