From humble beginnings to the biggest rock band in the world, Chris Martin has found overwhelming success with Coldplay.
Chris Martin: Musical Beginnings
Chris Martin was born Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2, 1977, in Exeter, Devon, England. While at University College London's orientation week in 1996, Chris Martin met guitarist Johnny Buckland. The two decided to form a band, choosing the name Pectoralz. By 1997, the band - now called Starfish - recruited bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. After a suggestion from a friend, Starfish changed its name to Coldplay.
Chris Martin: Degrees & Hit Songs
In 2000, Chris Martin received a first-class honors degree in Ancient World Studies from University College London. That same year, Chris Martin and Coldplay released their debut album Parachutes, which peaked at No. 1 on the UK Charts and entered the top half of the Billboard 200 in the US. Coldplay had a breakthrough hit with the single "Yellow" followed by "Trouble." Due to the success of their US singles, Coldplay tickets for the band's small club 2001 tour sold quickly.
Chris Martin: Adrenaline Rush
In 2002, Chris Martin and Coldplay released their second album A Rush of Blood to the Head, featuring the hit songs "In My Place," "Clocks" and "The Scientist." Fans with Coldplay tickets began to notice singer Chris Martin's signature Make Trade Fair shirt, which promotes the Oxfam campaign. Coldplay tickets were in high demand for the nine-month tour, which took Chris Martin and Coldplay to North America, Europe and Australia. Fans with Coldplay tickets for the Sydney, Australia, show were in for a special treat as Coldplay filmed the 2003 concert for its Live 2003 DVD.
Chris Martin: A Man for all Seasons
In 2003, Chris Martin married actress Gwyneth Paltrow; the pair welcomed their first child, Apple Blythe Alison Martin on May 14, 2004. That same year, Chris Martin took part in Band Aid 20, appearing on the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas." In 2005, Chris Martin traveled to Ghana and Haiti as a part of Oxfam to study the effects of unfair trade in the region firsthand. Chris Martin and Coldplay also released their third album X&Y that same year and embarked on the year-long Twisted Logic Tour. Fans eagerly snatched up Coldplay tickets making the Twisted Logic Tour a huge success, grossing over $24 million.
In 2006, Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow welcomed their second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin on April 8, 2006. Chris Martin's collaboration with singer Nelly Furtado, "All Good Things (Must Come to an End)," was released on her 2006 album Loose. Chris Martin also made appearances on the Jay-Z song "Beach Chair" from his 2006 album Kingdom Come and the Kanye West single "Homecoming" from his 2007 album Graduation.
Chris Martin: Success Continues
In 2008, Chris Martin and Coldplay released their latest album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. The 2008 Viva La Vida World Tour is Coldplay's biggest production yet with several stages, lasers and strobe lights to impress fans with premium Coldplay tickets. Fans with Coldplay tickets will also be treated to Oxfam booths for more information on reducing poverty and making trade fair. With the Coldplay songs "Violet Hill" and "Viva La Vida" burning up the charts, you can be sure that Coldplay tickets for the Viva La Vida tour will sell out fast so order your premium Coldplay tickets from OnlineTickets.com today!