FOR Coldplay fans disappointed by the band's decision not to tour, the next best thing comes to Weymouth Pavilion on Thursday, March 5.

Coldplace, the world's leading tribute to Coldplay, will perform all of the band's most famous anthems, as well as a selection of tracks from the 2019 album, Everyday Life.

Coldplay decided not to tour this latest album due to concerns over the environmental impact of concerts.

Shane Crofts, lead singer of Coldplace, commented: "The band's decision not to tour Everyday Life wasn't one taken lightly, but they are obviously very passionate in trying to make a change regarding climate awareness. I would have loved to see them perform with their latest album, but of course respect their decision."

As an alternative, Coldplay held a concert in Jordan in November 2019, and broadcast the performance live to viewers across the world. "Their live Youtube gig really did feel like a global gig for all the fans," Shane said.

Formed more than a decade ago, Coldplace have since performed more than 600 gigs in the UK and abroad, firmly establishing themselves as one of the world's top tribute bands. They have appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio 1 and The Gadget Show, as well as playing at festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall and Ringer Starr.

At the end of 2019, the band appeared at the Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s to celebrate the event's 50th anniversary. "Although that wasn't the first time we'd performed in Dubai, the gig was extra special as Kylie Minogue was headlining. We got to share the stage with this legend," Shane says.

Having always aimed to authentically recreate the visuals, energy and atmosphere of a live concert, Coldplace will this year be using the Xyloband wristbands used by Coldplay themselves.

Shane adds: "Coldplay were the first band to pioneer the interactive wristbands during their Mylo Xyloto tour, and we are the only tribute band to have been given permission to use them. We're very excited to bring this new element to our shows."

Coldplace's performance at Weymouth Pavilion begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £22.50 or £22 for concessions, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.