Coldplay can't compete with 'handsome' Take That

Coldplay are planning to perform smaller concerts from now on because they believe they are not handsome enough to compete with Take That


This article is from 2012.



Coldplay aren't handsome enough to compete with Take That.

The 'Princess of China' group - who are famous for the flashing wristbands they hand out a their concerts to create a lightshow - have decided to scale down their live performances following a recent stadium tour because they can't compete with the good looking boy band.

Lead singer Chris Martin said: "I think what we do next will probably be something quite small, but that doesn't mean we don't love doing the big stuff! It's probably good for us to mix it up a bit. You can't keep trying to get bigger and bigger, you can't try and compete with Take That! They do have Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, they have those five handsome men and you don't need wristbands when you have that much talent in the looks department!"

Meanwhile, guitarist Jonny Buckland has encouraged people to come to their concerts even if they are not fans of Coldplay's music because the light show is so good.

He told Bauer Radio: "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!"

The full interview and exclusive Coldplay gig will be aired tonight from 8pm across 20 Bauer Radio stations in the UK. Visit for more information.

This article is from 2012.


The anthemic indie quartet continue to steamroller all before them.

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Tue 11 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 277 7888

Wed 12 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 277 7888

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

Wed 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 6 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Thu 1 Jun

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 040 0004

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