Coldplay‘s innovative ‘Xylobands’ wristbands are costing the British group around £400,000 a gig, according to guitarist Jonny Buckland.
The wristbands have become a signature feature of Coldplay’s UK stadium tour, and are controlled by a wireless signal which illuminates the accessories during performances.
However, when speaking to Bauer Radio’s In Demand, Buckland has revealed the gimmick is coming at a hefty cost. “Every night, I think it’s about £400,000,” he said. “It looks amazing, it just makes everyone have a great time – most of all us – and it just feels so magical. So we’re just immensely grateful for them.”
“Even if you don’t like our music now, I would say come to the show just to see that – wear earplugs, bring a book and when the lights come on, have a look!”
A full interview with Coldplay, as well as an exclusive recording of their gig at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, will be aired tonight (June 14th) from 8pm on 20 Bauer Radio stations in the UK.
More information can be found at coldplayindemand.com.Just Published:
- Song by The Fall deemed not suitable for Twilight soundtrack
- The Clash re-release five studio albums in 'boombox' package
- Placebo announce new album, European tour
- Queen's Brian May brands The Voice 'absolutely the most depressing programme on TV'
- Video: The National perform live on Late Show...with David Letterman