- 02 Dec 16
It looks like selfie sticks – along with more than a dozen other “undesirable items” – could be banned when Chris Martin and Co takes to the stage in Croke Park next summer, as part of their world tour.
Coldplay will perform in New Zealand this Saturday, but the local press there are reporting that there's more than 15 items fans will not be able to take with them into the concert in Auckland.
The banning of selfie sticks is becoming an increasingly common demand these days. They have already been prohibited at a number of US festivals, including Coachella and Lollapalooza. While they are also now banned from several UK venues, including O2 Academy Brixton, London’s O2 Arena and the SSE Wembley Arena.
Slipknot’s singer Corey Taylor recently said he would “beat the shit out of you with a cricket bat” if anybody dared to bring a selfie stick to one of his gigs.
Along with selfie sticks, Coldplay have informed organisers for the New Zealand concert not to allow in glow sticks; umbrellas; political banners or signs; lasers; air horns; animals(excluding dogs); and crash helmets.
Other prohibited items include: branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways; metal utensils/cutlery; chilly bins; fireworks, flares, lasers or flash lights; furniture chairs or stools; skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters; and large spiked/studded belts or bracelet.
No doubt some similar demands will be made by Coldplay – who recently announced plans to release an E.P. in 2017 – when they take their tour to Dublin next summer.