Coldplay's Chris Martin: 'Our crowd wristbands cost too much to make'
Published May 25 2012, 10:30 BST | By Tom Eames Coldplay
's Chris Martin has stated that the band's wristbands are producing high costs while on tour.
The 'Paradise' band have handed out thousands of colourful wristbands to crowd members since they were launched at their Madrid gig last October.
The gadgets light up during the gigs when the sun goes down or the lights are dimmed, and Martin said that he hopes they can continue to use them.
"Most of the money we're earning on the tour is put into the wristbands," he is quoted as saying in The Sun
"We have to figure out how to keep it going without going broke because it's a crucial part of the concert."
Coldplay had planned to ask the audience to hand them back in after the gig, but lawyers reportedly said that would not be possible.
"You have to clean everything in case someone picks up herpes or TB. Our lawyers told us we'd get sued, and having been sued a few times we're not keen on that," Martin added.
"It's a little self-indulgent but we love the way it looks when there are 15,000 or 40,000 or however many people with all those lights on them. The technology is still very experimental."
Coldplay will perform at the Paralympics closing ceremony
in London later this year.
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