Coldplay has announced the new A Head Full of Dreams film, which throws the doors wide open on their colorful 20-year history. The film will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand on Friday, November 16 with local language versions available globally soon after.
The documentary release will be preceded by a special one-night showing of the film in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing in more than 2,000 cinemas around the world, on Wednesday, November 14. Tickets are on sale from Friday, October 19 from Coldplay.film.
In conjunction with the launch of the A Head Full of Dreams film on Amazon Prime Video, Coldplay will premiere three live tracks, available to stream only on Amazon Music beginning Friday, October 26. The tracks are: “Stayin’ Alive” (Live at Glastonbury) by Coldplay & Barry Gibb, “Us Against the World” (Live in Leipzig), and “Don’t Panic” (Live in Paris).
A Head Full of Dreams offers an in-depth and intimate portrait of the band’s spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet. At the heart of the story is the band’s unshakeable brotherhood which has endured through many highs and lows.
The film is directed by Mat Whitecross – director of Supersonic, the acclaimed 2016 Oasis documentary – who met the four friends at college in London, before they’d even formed the band. From the very first rehearsal in a cramped student bedroom, Whitecross has been there to capture the music and the relationships on tape.
Whitecross has since directed many of the band’s most iconic videos (including “Paradise,” “A Sky Full of Stars,” and “Adventure of a Lifetime”) and continued to document the band’s musical and personal evolution.
Using extensive unseen archive, behind-the-scenes and live footage, the A Head Full of Dreams film sees the band reflect upon their two decades together. It was filmed during Coldplay’s record-breaking A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which was certified as the third-biggest tour of all time, playing to more than 5.5 million fans across the world.