UPDATE: Please note all figures have been updated as of June 2, 2017.
Last year, I opened the CSPC article related to Coldplay wondering if they were the biggest band on Earth. With a tour up to a gross of over $300 million and an attendance well past 3 million I guess we can safely answer yes. The most stunning fact is that the Leg 6 will start in a few days, with the leg 7 to follow, meaning both numbers will climb much higher.
Massive results from touring was the last component of mega-success that the band was missing. Their three previous tours paired with their albums from 2005, 2008 and 2011 all grossed around $200 million while the new one is expected to come close to $500 million. Those numbers are the trademark of an act moving from hot to legendary status.
Does that mean their new albums are going to struggle with a big first week thanks to their fan base and then sharp drops week after week? Up to now, this is very far from being the case. In fact, their new material continues to perform incredibly well. How well? You will found out right now.
As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge their results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all the Coldplay‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.