Coldplay Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Manager Dave Holmes: Reports

Coldplay has reportedly settled a lawsuit with their former manager Dave Holmes, concluding a legal battle that has been ongoing for several years.

The lawsuit, which involved allegations of unpaid fees and breach of contract, has apparently been resolved for a sum reported to be in the multiple millions of pounds.



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Holmes initially sued Coldplay in 2022, claiming that the band owed him significant amounts of money for his management services. Holmes sought over $12 million in damages, alleging that he was not compensated for his contributions to the band’s success. The exact details of the settlement remain confidential, but it is understood that the settlement amount is substantial.

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The dispute between Coldplay and Holmes has been a topic of interest in the music industry, with both parties reportedly eager to resolve the matter out of court. Holmes, who managed Coldplay for over 20 years, was instrumental in guiding the band through some of their most successful years. However, tensions apparently arose over financial disagreements, leading to the eventual lawsuit.

In the lead-up to the settlement, both Coldplay and Holmes have reportedly kept negotiations under wraps, with neither side commenting publicly on the case. The resolution of the lawsuit now allows both parties to move forward without the shadow of legal disputes.

The legal issues began after Coldplay and Holmes parted ways in 2021. Holmes claimed that he had a contract entitling him to a share of the band’s earnings and that Coldplay had breached this agreement. The band’s representatives argued that Holmes had been adequately compensated for his services and that the claims were unfounded.

Despite the legal wrangling, Coldplay has continued to thrive, working on new music and planning future tours, including extending their Music Of The Spheres World Tour to Australia and New Zealand later this year.

A new album, Moon Music, is due out Oct. 4. In the U.K., Coldplay’s chart story is immaculate. Each of their nine albums have gone to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, dating back to 2000 debut Parachutes.