Coldplay Were Fearful That U.K. ‘X Factor’ Appearance Would Drive Fans Away
On the band's website and their official Roadie 42 blog that is written by one of their crew members, it's revealed that there were some fears that Coldplay's appearance on the show might result in alienating some of their core fan base.
"There has been a lot of discussion over whether this was a good idea -- not least within the Coldplay camp itself," the roadie wrote. "I remember first hearing that it was a possibility. 'Man, you're handing haters some pretty huge bullets there,' was my first thought.
"The downsides are obvious," the roadie continued to say in the blog, that can be viewed by clicking here. "It now becomes effortless for the cool kids to lay out their case against the band. For some, 'The X Factor' is the devil. It is regularly painted as the source of all evil in the current music industry. Indeed, as an angry young man back in my own student days, I'd have ranted at length against it."
However, Coldplay's frontman, Chris Martin, has stated he and his bandmates were "very grateful" for the opportunity to perform on the hit television show.
In 2012, Coldplay is set to headline a North American tour which will kick off on April 17 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Rexall Place. Click here for a complete list of dates where the tour will be stopping.
Watch Coldplay's Performance on 'X Factor'