Everyone's excited about rock band Coldplay's plans to perform in Mumbai this November. But some are wary, hoping that the news isn't another internet hoax.
On August 10, Google India tweeted, “Save the date, Coldplay to play in Mumbai (MMRDA Grounds) on 19th November.” According to reports, the tweet, published at 11:53 am, was almost immediately deleted. There isn't an announcement from the band yet, and its official website does not have anything on the calendar for November.
Nevertheless, Coldplay fans are thrilled.
Coldplay in Mumbai MMRDA grounds 19th November!! 😭😭☺️ so happy!! Can't wait— --⭐Ruby Saini⭐-- (@PunjabiiKudi) August 10, 2016
Recently, Coldplay flew down to Delhi to perform at a private event in July 2015. Twitter exploded with a range of emotions as music director Vishal Dadlani and comedy group All India Bakchod's Rohan Joshi posted photos with the band that evening.
The band was also spotted in Mumbai in September 2015, shooting for a video at various locations. It turned out to be for Hymn For the Weekend from their latest album A Head Full of Stars.
The British alternative rock band was formed in 1996 by Chris Martin (frontman), Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. They shot to fame with their first album, Parachutes (2000), which had tracks such as Yellow and Don't Panic. Other all-time favourite tracks among Coldplay fans include Fix Me, The Scientist, Paradise, and more recently, Hymn For the Weekend.
So is Coldplay really coming to Mumbai? Or was it a Google goof-up?