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ColdPlay Userbox[edit]

As part of Wikiproject Userbox, I have added Template: User ColdPlay to the bands area. Feel free to use. Tim Quievryn

Concert footage airing[edit]

In case there are any misconceptions, the concert slated as being a DVD release earlier in the year has been shown on BOTH SPANISH AND CANADIAN TELEVISION. Somebody is continually deleting my alterations even though it WAS DEFINITELY shown on Spanish television, according to the official website.

Whoever wrote this is an idiot. It was never aired on Spanish television according to the band manager.

Closing three sentences in first paragraph of history...[edit]

...which read:

"By 1997, Martin had also met then Classics student Tim Rice-Oxley. During a weekend on Virginia Water, they asked each other to play off their own songs on the piano. Martin, finding Rice-Oxley to be talented, asked him to be Coldplay's keyboard player but Rice-Oxley refused as his own band, Keane, was already active. Days after, this event would shape the second line-up of Keane and keep Coldplay's unaltered, thus leaving both bands as quartets.[7]"

contain information other than what appears in reference 7, which focuses on artist departures from the EMI label, and on speculation as to whether Coldplay would renew with EMI at a particular point in their history. (Martin meeting Rice-Oxley, weekend on Virgina Water, M's invitation to R-O to join Coldplay, R-O's decline of invitation and its relation to Keane—essentially none of these BLP facts are supported by the given reference.)

As well, the closing sentence, and in particular, the phrase "this event would shape the second line-up of Keane" has no clear meaning as it stands (what is a "second line-up"?), and is also not supported by the citation given. As such, tag placed and this note added. Sincerely, a music apprec. prof.

Semi-Protection[edit]

Can someone get the page to semi-protection.URDNEXTtalk 5:19, May 31 2014 (PT) — Preceding undated comment added 12:21, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Pop rock[edit]

Hello friends. Many web sites and many critics considered Coldplay a "pop rock band", but you doesn't leave me o others include pop rock as a genre of the band. Wikipedia must be objetive. Coldplay was alternative rock and post-britpop (like Radiohead or Jeff Buckley) on Parachutes, A rush of blood to the head and part of X&Y, but then they adopted a pop rock sound. I'm fan of Coldplay, but i think we must to be objetive. Grettings! Gabriel (talk) 18:21, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Indeed. Their music is poppier than the average alternative rock band, especially on their later releases. Someone keeps insisting for pop to be listed. If pop going to be listed, then pop rock may as well be too, since that could really apply to most of their music, rather than just pop. With the many sources available, I went ahead and added pop rock, citing Billboard, a highly reliable source. 75.129.101.158 (talk) 06:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

A Head Full of Dreams[edit]

Hello everybody.

I see that you have placed a link for Coldplay's latest album, A Head Full of Dreams into Coldplay's page. However, I am making a page for the album. This is interfering with the publishing of the page, and I would like the link to be deleted.

I have three reasons to backup my complaint:

1: I'm relatively new to this type of coding. I don't know how to delete this type of URL.
2: Coldplay's page is semi-protected, due to the rising popularity of the new album, and vandalism. 
3: I am not an authorized editor.

I hope that you can understand that I would like to add this page very soon, and this will get in the way, due to an article title policy. As my word as an encyclopedia editor, I will not publish this article until the link is clearly removed.

--Sheldon.andre (talk) 20:44, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

It's way too early to add an article about A Head Full of Dreams. Album articles need to pass WP:NALBUMS criteria, such as:
  1. the album has been the subject of multiple, non-trivial, published works appearing in sources that are reliable, not self-published, and are independent from the musician or ensemble who created it,
  2. has appeared on any country's national music chart,
  3. has been certified gold or higher in at least one country,
  4. has won or been nominated for a major music award, such as a Grammy, Juno, Mercury, Choice or Grammis award,
etc.
When the release of the album is announced and more information on the topic is published in reliable sources, it'll be possible to consider adding the article.
As for the redirect page, when the article is ready you can just edit it and paste your article there. There's no need to delete it. — Mayast (talk) 23:25, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
By the way, in the mean time, you might consider adding some information on the new album that you have gathered to the appropriate section of this article. It could definitely use some new content. — Mayast (talk) 23:29, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Just to clarify for anybody coming to this conversation, I think the original poster is talking about A Head Full of Dreams currently being a redirect to a section of Coldplay and they want to create a new article. — Brianhe (talk) 01:26, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
As of 2015-03-15, it does not seem that Coldplay has released the album yet. Sheldon.andre, my recommendation is to copy the Wiki markup from this old version of A Head Full of Dreams to User:Sheldon.andre/sandbox, then work on it there. Once Coldplay has released the album & it passes WP:NALBUMS including multiple valid citations, then you should be able to copy your work to overwrite the code at A Head Full of Dreams. Peaceray (talk) 06:03, 17 March 2015 (UTC)