Coldplay are spiralling into debt over a wristband gimmick on their current tour.
Prior to their shows, they’ve been handing out up to 40,000 flashing wristbands to fans in the audience.
The bands light up during the show, which creates an undeniably amazing atmosphere – but it turns out the Mylo Xylo band hasn’t thought about the cost.
“Most of the money we’re earning on the tour is put into the wristbands, Chris Martin explained. “We have to figure out how to keep it going without going broke because it’s a crucial part of the concert.”
Coldplay have been toying with the idea of having fans hand back the bands after the show, but it turns out that’s not as simple as it sounds.
“You have to clean everything in case someone picks up herpes or TB,” Chris continued. “Our lawyers told us we’d get sued, and having been sued a few times we’re not keen on that.”
Yeah, thinking about it, we wouldn’t really want to be wearing someone else’s sweaty wrist either.
The frontman is determined that the stunt will continue though.
“It’s a little self-indulgent but we love the way it looks when there are 15,000 or 40,000 or however many people with all those lights on them. The technology is still very experimental.”
Last week Coldplay were announced to be playing at the Paralympics closing ceremony in September - we wonder if the wristbands be making an an apperance then.
PHOTOS: Coldplay perform in Turin, Italy