Coldplay parts ways with manager Dave Holmes after 22 years
Holmes is now suing the band over a "contractual dispute"
According to the story, Holmes is now suing the band “over contractual disputes,” but the legal documents have not been made public. I’m glad to read that Phil Harvey, who Chris Martin often calls the secret fifth member of Coldplay, is still involved.
The four members of multiplatinum-selling British rock band Coldplay are being sued by former manager Dave Holmes, according to legal documents recently filed in the U.K.
A rep for Coldplay confirms to Variety that the band and Holmes quietly parted ways 12 months ago after working together for 22 years — nearly the group’s entire professional career. They now continue to be managed by the team of Phil Harvey, Mandi Frost and Arlene Moon, who worked with them and Holmes for many years.
This story comes after Azealia Banks accused Holmes of abuse back in 2017. The story didn’t gain traction then but resurfaced earlier this year.
In 2018, Holmes said in an interview with MusicWeek: "To be part of something like this as a manager is just incredible. You go your whole career working in this business and never get close to anything like this."