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1998_01_16_-Laurel-Tree-Flyer
Flyer for the show

Coldplay’s first show took place in the upstairs room of a pub called The Laurel Tree, not far from Chris and Jonny’s flat. The building still exists, but is no longer a music venue.

This is one of the small handful of Coldplay shows not mixed by Daniel Green. It is also notable for the short lived band-name Starfish, before they finally arrived at Coldplay. The gig was completely sold out – mainly as a result of the band’s persuasive skills amongst their friends.

Most of these folks, though, continued to come to all of Coldplay’s early shows, so it can’t have been too bad…

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Welcome to the Coldplay Timeline

The Coldplay Timeline is a living history of the band, from their first rehearsal in 1998 to the present day. It allows you to relive their story via exclusive videos, audio, photos, blogs, interviews and handwritten notes.

There are two ways to use the site. You’ll begin at the chronological Timeline view, where you can scroll down through the years. Or, switch to Map view and see all the items with locations mapped out.

On both views, you can filter by Category and/or by Era – allowing you to search for, say, all of the video content from the X&Y era.

You can add to the Timeline too, by uploading your pictures from shows you’ve attended. We’ll also add more content over the coming days, weeks and months.

We really hope you enjoy exploring the Timeline. But if you spot any issues – or just want to give us some feedback – then drop us a line via the Contact form.

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