Eat to the Beat to cater for Coldplay during North America tour

22 July 2016 by
Eat to the Beat to cater for Coldplay during North America tour

Eat to the Beat (ETTB) will be catering for Coldplay on all 22 dates of the band's North America tour, which started in New York on 16 July.

The artist, production and crew catering specialists, which is part of the Global Infusion Group, has already provided backstage catering services for the band's 19 European concerts from 24 May to 6 July.

ETTB will arrive early on site each day to provide breakfast for the Coldplay crew and to prepare dressing rooms for the band and support acts.

The team will also cook and serve lunch and dinner, providing restaurant-style menus including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Susanne Traynor, ETTB's operations manager, who oversees support of the Coldplay gigs, has been coordinating the logistics of the ‘A Head Full of Dreams' tour from ETTB's head office in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

She said: "Coldplay have a large crew out on the road including the production team, vendor's crews and drivers who all need to be fed at each location.

"In Europe we have been catering for around 180 crew at each show plus a further 50 people in the 'band party'. In America the crew numbers are even bigger with ETTB catering for around 300 people at some of the venues."

She added: "If the band is playing consecutive nights our team will rest up in a hotel. When the band moves on ETTB stock the Coldplay crew buses with drinks sandwiches and snacks as the tour heads to its next destination. We also load up our own truck with the help of local crew, shower and bed-down on the bus in readiness to do it all over again at the next stop."

The tour will finish in San Francisco on 3 September.

ETTB also catered for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in May.

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