To thank staff at HMV in Dublin for staying up so late, he buys them all a drink...


frontman CHRIS MARTIN caused a stir in DUBLIN in the early hours of this morning (October 25) when he showed up at HMV to buy the new David Gray

album at a special midnight opening.


has a massive following in Ireland, and to celebrate the fact, HMV on Grafton Street opened at midnight offering fans the chance to buy one of 100 signed copies of ‘A New Day At Midnight’. Several hundred braved the cold and rain.

Just as staff were readying to close up around 1am, Chris Martin arrived asking if he could buy five copies of the album – Coldplay

had just arrived in Dublin ahead of tonight and tomorrow’s shows at the Point Depot in the city.

Once staff recognised him, they let him in. Martin was offered five complimentary copies of the album, but insisted on paying. When no money was accepted, he gave the staff the 100 Euros cost and so they could buy themselves a drink.