PETALING JAYA: Grammy-winning band Coldplay welcomes everyone to attend their concert in Kuala Lumpur in November, despite some unwelcome remarks since the group’s tour dates were announced.
Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, in an interview with Hitz FM radio, said everyone was welcome to their show. He said the band had been wanting to perform in KL for a long time.
“We love all people, all religions, all leaders, all followers; nobody is excluded.
“Anyone that is not happy that we are coming, we are so sorry, but we love you too,” he said.
Martin said the message behind Coldplay’s latest album, “Music of the Spheres”, was that people should not be afraid of their differences or “otherness”.
“Maybe there are other planets and tribes, and it is all okay. It is a real opening of my imagination and my acceptance of other people and creatures.”
Coldplay is set to make its first appearance in Malaysia on Nov 22 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil as part of the British band’s Asian tour.
Last week, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim posted a video in response to Coldplay’s announcement of its KL date, welcoming the band to Malaysia and saying, “See you in November!”
But the band has received some backlash, with a PAS leader calling for the concert to be cancelled as it brought “no benefit to race, religion or country”.
Tickets for the concert were on presale on Tuesday, exclusively for CIMB Bank cardholders, while the general tickets were snapped up within three hours the next day.
Source : FMT