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Coldplace to use Xylobands for first time at Mansfield Palace Theatre

Posted onPosted on 10th Feb

Mansfield Palace Theatre will be lighting up the sky as Coldplace, the world’s leading tribute to Coldplay, use Xylobands for their UK theatre tour.

Xylobands is an ingenious LED wristband that was used on the Mylo Xyloto tour by Coldplay.

Coldplace has now been given permission to use the wristbands for their shows, and Mansfield Palace Theatre will be the first venue to experience them.

“We are so excited to be allowed to use the Xylobands on our tour, as they really enable the audience to become a part of the show as they light up and flash in time to the music,” explains Shane Crofts, lead singer and founder of Coldplace.

The Xyloband was originally invented by Jason Regler, and came from an idea he had of an interactive LED wristband. At the time Coldplay were looking for something new and different for their Mylo Xyloto tour, and so the Xyloband was trialled at their Madrid Show with 16,000 Coldplay fans.

The result was a spectacular show of colour, flashing in time with the music, which Chris Martin could only describe as ‘beautiful’. After the trial, 2.4m wristbands were ordered for the rest of the Mylo Xyloto tour, and it became a feature of the show.

“We approached Xylobands after we performed at a charity event where they were used, as they really did help to give the authenticity of a Coldplay show, and we were over the moon when they agreed to us using them,” continues Shane.

As well as lighting up Mansfield Palace Theatre, Coldplace will be performing “A Head Full of Dreams’ Show, along with some songs from the new ‘Everyday Life’ album.

“I love the new album and think it has a powerful message. It’s a personal album from the band on how they see the world, and they are expressing this through their music.

“I think personally that there are some of their best ever songs on the album,” says Shane. “’Daddy’ is my favourite song from the new album, as I think it’s just amazing.”

Coldplace’s show will be full of energy and colour, as well as some of the well-known anthems by the world famous band to sing along to.

“The band’s sound has certainly changed with their new album, and you can hear different influences in their music,” explains Shane.

“They have had a lot of criticism about being a morbid band, but I couldn’t disagree more. Their live performances are full of colour, visuals, Xylobands, laser and more, and it’s an uplifting gig, not boring at all.”

To experience the authentic Coldplay show for yourself, head to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday 23rd February, and help to light up a ‘Colour Spectrum’ with ‘A Head Full of Dreams’.

Tickets are £20 and available from or go to or call 01623 633133.