Coldplay and ex manager sue each other

By MediaMonkey

October 9, 2023

The split between Coldplay and Dave Holmes, who managed them from 2005 to 2022, has gone so badly both are now suing each other in London’s High Court.

Holmes sued first, saying the band had signed a £30 million deal for two albums before they split with him, and he’s done sufficient work on those albums, including clearing samples and sorting recording, that they owe him £10 million in currently unpaid commission.

Coldplay have sued back for £14 million, saying Holmes mismanaged them, including poorly handling their tour so costs spiralled, such as spending nine million quid on sixteen stage pylons which, it turned out, were unusable.

Unless they settle, they will be in court.

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