Coldplay Spent HOW MUCH on Those Coloured Wristbands?

If you went to any of the shows on the Mylo Xyloto tour, you probably still have the “Xyloband” that was given to ever member of the audience.  The way they all changed colour with the music was admittedly pretty cool.  And it was expensive.

Each of the wristbands–capable of emitting  green, blue, yellow, red, pink and white with their radio-controlled light-emitting diodes–cost $5 each to make.  And Coldplay had to make a lot of them.

The final tally for just the wristbands was about $7.2 million.  Considering that the entire tour grossed about $60 million, that’s represents a sizeable cost, doesn’t it?

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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