Guy Berryman Leaves Cape Town Shirtless
The Coldplay bassist left a stadium packed with 47,000 fans
Bassist Guy Berryman left a concert Wednesday in Cape Town, South Africa, after performing with his band Coldplay. The Sottish-born Berryman, along with his band mates Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion, played to a stadium packed with 47,000 people — the first major music event in Cape Town since U2’s 360 performance in February.
Coldplay's upcoming fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, set for release October 24. Berryman recently explained that Mylo Xyloto was intended to a be a "Yellow Submarine"-style soundtrack for a film the band was going to make, but that idea was abandoned somewhere along the way. “It was going to be a kind of a soundtrack album to a film we were writing which had a story through it," Berryman told Independent Online. "We got quite far down the line with designing characters and then we abandoned that idea and moved into a different direction, retaining elements of the acoustic album and from the soundtrack album with us."
Berryman added that the story of Mylo Xyloto's creation led to an interesting final product. "So what we’ve ended up with is an album that we arrived at in quite an unusual sort of way, so it’s kind of a hotchpotch of all those different phases," he said.