Singer facing legal action following an alleged incident in Santa Monica during January
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is reportedly facing legal action following an incident earlier this year in which a photographer claims that the singer hit him with a car.
Martin is being accused of purposely hitting a member of the paparazzi with his Jeep in January. TMZ reports that photographer Richard Terry has filed charges alleging that Martin “intentionally turned his wheel sharply to the right, causing the jeep to jump the sidewalk and hit Terry”.
In his lawsuit, Terry accuses Martin of having “a significant history of repeated and ongoing violent acts against entertainment news people”.
Martin is said to have been leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica, California when the alleged incident took place. Gossip site TMZ claims that the incident was caught on camera by a fellow photographer.
Meanwhile, Coldplay have revealed they are taking song requests from their fans for their forthcoming ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ tour.
Martin has said that while the band have finalised most of their setlist, they have left part of it open for members of the audience to submit their favourite tracks.
The band are due to play four dates at Wembley Stadium next summer as part of their UK tour from June 15-19, 2016. The tour is the band’s first in three years and follows the release of new album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’.
“What we will do on this tour is almost like a request segment,” Martin told The Sun. “We’d ask people to give us a reason why they want us to play that song so there is a purpose behind why we play it.
“I think we want to make it like a passport photo booth, so you go in and say, ‘I am Derek, I would like you to play “The Hardest Part”…’ So for example, if we are going to play a song like ‘Spies’ off ‘Parachutes’, it will be lovely to play it and say, ‘This is for Helen from Bolton as this reminds her of her dad.’ That is a bad example and not a real one.”
He added: “We’re enjoying playing really old songs. This tour will finally have a setlist where we feel good about it from start to finish.”
Coldplay will play the following UK live dates in support of new album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ next summer:
Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 4, 5)
Glasgow Hampden Park (June 7)
London Wembley Stadium (June 15, 16,18, 19)