It looks like an early Christmas for Coldplay fans in India, it has been confirmed that the British rock band is finally setting their stage up in Mumbai’s MMRDA Grounds (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) on November 19.
There was much discussion, jokes, memes on Twitter on Friday over the abnormally high ticket prices of Coldplay concert. A report on Mid-Day stated that the prices for the much-awaited concert would start from Rs 25,000 and go up to a whopping Rs. 5 lakhs.
Twitterati in India had their share of fun after reading the sky-high concert rates. They started making comparisons with the price of the Coldplay concert tickets to the recent announcement of the Apple iPhone 7 and the ear pods.
Believe it or not, there are many who have been waiting to attend the concert but their monthly salary might be less than the lowest price of the ticket.
Now, most would be aware that Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin was in India last year for the Global Poverty Project to oversee innovative projects addressing sanitation in local communities. Coldplay is, in fact, the curator for the Global Citizen Festival.
The event will also feature Jay-Z, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, AR Rahman and Deepika Padukone along with Modi and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Rumours of Coldplay coming to India for a concert got the wind when the band came to India to shoot for ‘Hymn for the Weekend’, a song from their latest album A Head Full of Dreams in collaboration with Beyonce. The song was shot in the bylanes of Mumbai and Sonam Kapoor had a cameo in it.
Now, we get it–your biggest takeaway from this whole charade would be “25 K for the cheapest ticket? What?! Should I break that FD (Fixed Deposit) I started last year? Would puppy eyes work in front my parents yet again?”