Chris Martin's anti-bully album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 April 2008

Coldplay star Chris Martin

Chris Martin thinks Coldplay's new album can stop bullying.

The musician has tried to make the band's upcoming LP, 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends', "cool" so teenagers won't be afraid to admit they like their music.

He told Britain's BBC Radio 1: "When making this record we were incredibly hungry to prove why people have heard of us and I also wanted it to be OK for a 16-year-old to say they like Coldplay in the playground.

"Hopefully, with this record, they won't be teased so much - that's basically the motivation. I just want it to be OK to like Coldplay."

Chris also revealed the band will play in Barcelona, Spain, following the announcement of free shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and London's Brixton Academy.

He said: "We are also going to do a free show in Barcelona too - but we don't know when that will be, so that's why we haven't announced it yet."

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