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To say there was a lot of anticipation of the new Coldplay record in 2005 would be something of an understatement. They’d been playing shows with the new material for some time, but none of it was officially out in the world yet. The choice of who to give the very first exclusive play of the first single to was obvious – it should be the man who they sent their first ever EP to all those years ago (and who, it appears never listened to it!).

Chris and Jonny arrived by black cab with a CD in one hand and a letter in the other.


Lammo took a listen to their CD and decided to give it a spin that night.


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.