Ever since English band Coldplay made a supposedly impromptu visit (and a spontaneous performance with Vishal Dadlani which won our hearts) to Delhi last June, rumours of the band planning a performance in India have been doing the rounds.
Imagine the delight of Coldplay fans when Google India tweeted on Wednesday that the band would be performing in Mumbai this November. "Save the date, Coldplay to play in Mumbai (MMRDA) Grounds on 19th November," it read. The tweet was deleted later but not before it sent fans into a tizzy.
As of now, Coldplay’s website makes no mention about the purported India visit or any dates for October and November.
The India connection
The band’s recent song ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ was shot in India and also featured Beyonce and Sonam Kapoor. And while many were disappointed with the stereotypical exoticization of the Indian landscape and its people, the song was a hit and the band enjoys a massive following in the country.
Earlier in February, the band had tweeted thanks to fans for making the song a hit and in one of the tweets, said that their new mission was to “bring Coldplay back to India asap”.
1/3: I see Hymn for the Weekend is at No.1 on iTunes India - unbelievable!! Thank you to the people of India for making us feel so welcome…— Coldplay (@coldplay) January 31, 2016
2/3: and especially the residents of Worli Village, Mumbai for making our video possible. We had so much fun.— Coldplay (@coldplay) January 31, 2016
Reports suggested then too that it could be a hint to an upcoming gig in the country. But with no official announcements so far, fans can only cross their fingers and hope lights will guide their favourite band back here.