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COLDPLAY are being paid a whopping £1.2million to play a festival in Japan later this year.

 

If they gig for 75 minutes on both nights, they will trouser a jaw-dropping £8,000 A MINUTE.

 

Not even a Premier League footballer or F1 star can earn that kind of wedge – it’s four times the amount paid to bands for topping the Glasto bill.

 

Frontman CHRIS MARTIN and wife GWYNETH PALTROW could buy a lifetime’s supply of macrobiotic food.

 

News of their payday has been spreading around the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

 

One industry insider there said: “They say there is no money left in the industry but this shows the cash is still there for the top acts.

“It’s like football or any big business. The little people feel the pinch but the big boys get richer.”

 

Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival bosses are rightly chuffed with themselves.

 

Pistols

 

With a new album due out in June, Coldplay should reclaim their title of the biggest band in the world by the summer.

 

Summer Sonic begins on August 9 in Tokyo and moves to Osaka a day later.

 

Coldplay will headline both locations. Other acts booked include THE VERVE, the SEX PISTOLS and ALICIA KEYS.

 

The band are pleased with the way the new album is shaping up – it includes a song Chris claims is the band’s best yet.

 

That’s quite a claim from the group who brought us Yellow, Clocks, The Scientist, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face and Fix You.

 

The record is going to be heavily influenced by the number 42, the answer to the ultimate question according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by DOUGLAS ADAMS.

 

It’s a possible album title too.

 

X&Y was the best-selling album of 2005 worldwide, reaching No1 in every corner of the globe.

 

It has been head-to-head between Coldplay and U2 for the biggest band in the world crown over the past few years.

But it looks like Coldplay are sneaking it.

 

If the album is as successful as the last two – coupled with this incredible booking – they truly will be the ultimate blue chip act of our generation.

 

They should change their name to Goldplay.

 

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article920836.ece

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Thank you very much for that !!! :)

 

COLDPLAY are being paid a whopping £1.2million to play a festival in Japan later this year.

 

If they gig for 75 minutes on both nights, they will trouser a jaw-dropping £8,000 A MINUTE.

 

Do they really need to get paid that much money.. ? :thinking:

well... they earned it.

 

With a new album due out in June

 

:rolleyes: do we still pay attention to possible release date mentionned by unofficial sources .. ?

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$8000 a minute?? :shocked2: I have $4000 in my account and if I pay them to perform in my house, they will only play for 30 seconds...

 

You wouldn't even get 30 seconds, as the 8000 are in British pounds. Which is 16158 US dollars.

For $4000 you will get yourself 15 seconds of Coldplay. This is crazy.

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You wouldn't even get 30 seconds, as the 8000 are in British pounds. Which is 16158 US dollars.

For $4000 you will get yourself 15 seconds of Coldplay. This is crazy.

 

oh..

and they will just sing "lights go out and i cant be sav..." *stopped*

 

:laugh3:

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they're spending a lot of time in the studios for recording and also a lot of time on road,then they must be credible for that!

 

why they should not even have to get paid for that!

how can everybody think like that?

 

if we buy those albums then also they can make good amount of money!

 

but they're also spending their amount to help charity!:rolleyes:

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What makes them so popular?

 

I'm a fan, obviously, so I like their music a lot. But they are oddly not the most commercial band in the world. They're not Matchbox 20 or something. Most of the second album was this bluesy acoustic stuff - hardly anything like today's producer-oriented Timbaland-style fare.

 

I have a theory that it's the spiritual / religious content of the band's lyrics that strikes a universal chord. Anyone wanna share thoughts on this deep question?

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I just would like to be rich to contract them and make them sing such greatful songs as How you see the world is, just to make some poor people listen to what i think is the best feelin ever: coldplay singing.

 

I am sure im wrong and i know they don't need music in live, but it may make them feel a bit happy of living for a day

 

won't it?

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They should donate the money to charity.

Yes they should, I would be fairly shocked if they decide to pocket it all. It would go against all the causes they support, and it's not like they need the money anyway - the amount they're getting paid is overkill and at the moment I can't help thinking that they might have been persuaded solely by the huge sum of money involved. Lets hope they make a public announcement of their donation and prove me wrong.

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Let's not forget that Coldplay is not really just Guy, Will, Chris, and Jonny - its a whole crew of people who are having to travel to Japan (and Canada) and put on a show - they gotta get paid somehow, too.

 

Also, I'm not saying they were suffering for it, but besides their Latin American tour last year they didn't really get paid - no other concerts, album sales, etc...

 

With all that being said I'm sure they are going to be bringing home a considerable amount of money - and we know from what they've said before that at least 10% of that is going to some charity or another.

 

 

:)

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