Speculations around Coldplay’s concert in India have been rife ever since the band shot a video in the maximum city. But since then, there’s no confirmation from the band or their spokesperson.
On Wednesday morning, however, Google India added fuel to the fire when they shared the following tweet from their official account, “Save the date, Coldplay to play in Mumbai (MMRDA Grounds) on 19th November”
Needless to say, fans went into a frenzy following the announcement and Coldplay became a trending topic on social media within minutes. But while the fans were going into a ‘musical nirvana’, the band itself did not make any official announcement. Although to everyone’s credit, an announcement from Google India was good enough.
But for some strange reason, Google India deleted the tweet minutes later, and without any explanation whatsoever, leaving fans confused over whether the band was actually coming to play or not.
Later, an entertainment and lifestyle portal ‘Creative Mind Sent’ reported that they have learnt from a ‘trusted source’ that Coldplay is indeed coming to Mumbai on November 19 and performing in the city. What makes their post interesting though, is the fact that the ‘trusted source’ could very well be the tweet from Google India.
Since then, a handful other sites have also done similar articles, attributing the information to the same website.
Last year, Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin played impromptu set in Delhi when he visited India as a part of the Global Citizen delegate. Later, in September 2015, the band even shot for the video for their track ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ in Mumbai.
Ever since their Mumbai visit, there’s been speculation that the band will return to the country for their first ever performance in India.
Unfortunately for the fans, the news of whether the band is really coming or not is still ‘unconfirmed’, at least till the time the band makes an official statement about their supposed visit. Fingers crossed till then.
Coldplay are a popular British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). The band has sold over 80 million records worldwide and won 7 Grammys, making them one of the most successful music artists of our time.