Coldplay Being Sued By Former Manager Over Contractual Dispute


Coldplay are to be sued by their former manager Dave Holmes over a contractual dispute. Dave Holmes and Coldplay parted ways last year after 22 years in partnership.

According to legal documents in the UK, the band led by frontman Chris Martin alongside drummer Will Champion, guitarist Jonny Buckland, and bassist Guy Berryman are all being sued by Mr Holmes.

Coldplay who were formed in 1997, are now under the management team of Mandi Frost, Phil Harvey, and Arlene Moon, who had all worked with Holmes for years.

While information regarding the lawsuit remains scarce, sources have said that it concerns a contractual dispute. Legal documents for the case have yet to be made public.

Following their formation in 1997, Coldplay signed for Parlophone Records two years later, when it was owned by EMI.

After EMI was purchased by Universal Music Group in 2012, it was also forced to shed certain labels, as the company were requested to sell subsidiaries, following orders from the European Commission.

Coldplay Are Coming To Croker

News of this lawsuit comes just weeks after Coldplay added extra dates for Croke Park, as part of their ‘Music Of The Spheres’ World Tour.

Having initially confirmed shows for August 29 and 30 next year, the band added extra dates for September 1 and 2, due to high demand.

“Due to huge demand in the presale, a third Dublin show has been added for September 1, 2024”, they wrote at the time. “Presale tickets are on sale now”.

Other venues also include Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Lyon, next June, along with Rome, Dusseldorf, and Helsinki in July, along with August concerts in Vienna, Munich and of course Dublin.

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