Coldplay make £174k a day

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2018


Coldplay make a whopping £174,000 a day from their live shows and merchandising, according to new account reports

Coldplay make a whopping £174,000 a day.

The 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers - comprised of Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion - make the hefty sum each day from their live shows and merchandising, according to accounts from their Flock of Birds Touring company.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the company reported a turnover of £63,667,007 and a profit of £38.4million for 2017, with its activities reported as the "production of live music throughout the world, excluding North America, and worldwide merchandising".

The staggering turnover was made up of £59.1 million in performance fees and promotional support and £4.5 million in merchandise and royalty income.

Last year, the 'Yellow' musicians headed out on their 'A Head Full of Dreams World Tour', and raked in a whopping £32.4million from Europe, £22million from Asia, £6.2million from South America.

In North America, it has been claimed in the accounts that the band earned £2.1million solely from merchandising.

The impressive income comes after lengthy speculation that Coldplay's 2015 record 'A Head Full of Dreams' could be their final album.

In 2014, just after the release of their sixth record 'Ghost Stories', frontman Chris Martin compared a seventh album to "the last 'Harry Potter' book", sparking rumours they wouldn't be releasing an eighth.

He said: "We're right in the middle of [recording] ... It's our seventh thing and the way we look at it, it's like the last 'Harry Potter' book."

However, the band's manager Dave Holmes recently suggested the 'Viva La Vida' musicians could be planning an eighth album, after stating they won't be heading on out on the road again for another three years, as they need to "come back with something really special".

He said: "We won't be touring again until 2021 at the earliest. We need to take a break and come back with something really special".

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