By: Brittany Rosso
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – Many bands celebrate anniversaries- but none quite like this. To celebrate it’s 20 year anniversary, Coldplay will be releasing a secret project, “A Head Full of Dreams.” This documentary film brings the band’s past two decades to life again to celebrate its anniversary. The film is set to release to select theaters across the globe on Nov. 14, and will also be available on Amazon Prime Video beginning on Nov. 16. A trailer for the upcoming film can be found on the band’s official Instagram page, @Coldplay.
The compilation of the past 20 years of Coldplay history is said to include backstage, unseen and live footage. Most uniquely, the film is directed by Mat Whitecross, “who’s been filming the band since their first rehearsal,” as stated on the Coldplay Instagram page. The documentary follows the development of Coldplay and its many successes over the past 20 years, capturing sentimental moments, legendary performances and everything else in between. So far, the film has been described as an “in-depth and intimate portrait of the band’s spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet.”
Coldplay’s first studio album “Parachutes” was released in November of 2000. Soon after, they began to perform concerts and gigs, eventually leading to 20 years of sold out shows, 7 studio albums, several tours and performances and even headlining festivals. According to Wikipedia, Coldplay’s “Head Full of Dreams Tour” is also said to be the third-highest-grossing concert tour of all time at $523,033,675.
Over the past two decades, Coldplay has had several other accomplishments. The band has received 107 awards out of 252 nominations in its history. From album awards, Best International Artist to Best British Group, and many other awards in between, they have undoubtedly, proved their hard earned success.
Get ready, Coldplay fans! It’s your turn to travel through the past 20 years alongside Coldplay and watch the memories unfold.