Coldplay Live Reviews and Setlist – LCCC, Manchester (12th September 2009)

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida stadium tour returned to the UK last night as they played at Lancashire Cricket Club in Old Trafford, Manchester. One minor change to the setlist – Trouble replaced Green Eyes in the acoustic set. Both ColdplayingHQ and Vivacrew twittered live updates from the venue, mainly throughout the day before the show. Chris did an interactive question and answer set on stage talking to a video recording of Simon Cowell on X-Factor, who basically criticised the crowds rendition of the ending of Yellow… until it was done a second time. See a video of that here at the Coldplay Live forum. [thanks SueDeNimes]

[discussion] [photos] [videos] [wiki reviews/setlist] (updated over the next 24-48 hours)


Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
In My Place
Glass Of Water
Cemeteries Of London
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (Chris piano)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
Trouble (acoustic)
Manchester Rhyming Song (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic – sung by Will)
Billie Jean
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Scientist
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)

Photos by me!

First in the queue at 6.45am. Front row almost 10 hours later. No setlist changes really, Trouble in for Green Eyes, and a Manchester Rhyming Song introduced Will. I know Mich got one of Will’s bell sticks, and I nearly got one when Chris bounced his right off Will’s VLV drum and it came flying off the stage in my direction, missing me with a direct hit by no more than a couple of feet. Chris did an interactive question and answer set on stage talking to a video recording of Simon Cowell on X-Factor, who basically criticised the crowds rendition of the ending of Yellow. Chris gave us a second chance which was obviously going to be louder, and then he panned back to the recording of Simon Cowell who gave it a “bloody fantastic”. [busybeeburns]

Just got back, been awake since 7.30 and im shattered. Been standing up since around 2.30, and my back is gone. Had a fantastic time though, got a load of butterflies as well. Took quite a few pics and some vids, will do my best to upload them tomorrow. Oh and coldplay covering billie jean = AWESOME. [thanks gib786]

Amazing! Jay-Z was awesome, as were Coldplay. H to the Izzo!!! Great to hear Glass Of Water and Cemeteries Of London. Caught a butterfly, too. Hope everyone had a great time! [thanks Fixed]

Gig was incredible !!!!!!! Was right by the C-stage and they ran straight past us. That Jackie security woman was manic, she is pretty f*cking scary! She was barking orders around at everyone. We got pushed forward just before Jay Z while they roped at bit of space off next to the c-stage but we stayed close to the barrier and the three songs they played there were fabulous. The audio wasn’t great, Chris sounded so quiet but Will doing the high parts of Billie Jean more than made up for it They all looked like they were really enjoying themselves up there, laughing and smiling and Chris looked quite cheeky and mischievous. Him singing Trouble to Will was awww cute. [thanks squareone13]

What a fantastic day,we managed to get at the front of the b-stage so had a brilliant view of the band,the only downsides where whilst waiting for the bands to come on a girl behind us sitting with her back right against my wife’s legs so she couldn’t move them it was only when The white lies came on that she could move properly,also flying bottles of piss one of which sprayed my wife on the shoulder on the person next to her on the head.Beside that really enjoyed the whole day and wish I was going to Wembley. Thought Jay Z was brilliant but wasn’t that keen on The white lies,Oh and one other thing we didn’t manage to get a cd so if anybody has a spare please let me know. [thanks hooper68]

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