Coldplay warned Malaysia concert will be stopped if they "misbehave"

Coldplay warned Malaysia concert will be stopped if they "misbehave"

The government of Malaysia has issued a stern warning to Coldplay...

Coldplay performing onstage
Coldplay / YouTube (European 2024 Tour official trailer)

Coldplay will have to be on their best behaviour when they take the 'Music of the Spheres' World Tour to Malaysia

The award-winning British band is set to perform in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, November 22. 

However, officials from the mostly conservative Muslim country have warned that they will cut the show's power if any "unwanted incident occurs". 

Coldplay has come under scrutiny for their support of the LGBTQI community. Officials are also taking extra measures following an incident involving another British band. 

Indie rock band, The 1975, caused a major stir during a performance at The Good Vibes festival in Malaysia in July. 

Two same-sexed members of the band kissed onstage. According to The Guardian, the festival was promptly cancelled due to the gay kiss, and the band was fined $2.7-million (R50-million).  

Fahmi Fadzil, Malaysia's Communication and Digital Minister, says they have a "kill switch" in place to stop the show if they need to. 

However, the minister is confident that the concert will be incident-free. 

“The prime minister has also said the band is very supportive of Palestine. So, we are upbeat about the concert today,” The Guardian quoted him as saying. 

Around 75,000 people are expected to attend Coldplay's show in Malaysia.  

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Coldplay's 'Music of the Spheres' tour has been widely successful with sold out shows in France, Japan, Australia, Holland, Romania, and Italy. 

The tour has sold more than $617-million worth of tickets. 

It is currently the fourth highest-grossing tour in history. Elton John's 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour' ($939-million) is in the number one spot.

It's followed by Ed Sheeran's 'The ÷ (Divide) Tour' ($776-million) and U2's 'U2 360° Tour' ($736-million).

Beyoncé, Harry Styles, The Rolling Stones, and Guns N’ Roses are also in the Top 10. 


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Main image credit: YouTube/ Coldplay (European 2024 Your official trailer)

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