Coldplay Live Reviews and Setlist – Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany (29th August 2009)

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida tour finished the mini stint in Germany last night as they played at the newly named Reitstadion Riem in Munich. One change to the previous setlist – Green Eyes (with Chris on vocals) replaced Til Kingdom Come. Meanwhile Chris Martin forgot the lyrics to ‘The Hardest Part’ [thanks SueDeNimes & nancyk58]

[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
Green Eyes
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)

Picture by theralpf @ Twitter

Okay, I’m back once more. Again, not a detailed review as I’m tired as hell and I must get up pretty early tomorrow again… But just one sentence: The show was outstanding, even better than the one in Düsseldorf. But that’s also probably why I got a much better spot at the front this time and could enjoy the whole gig.

Well, the queuing up and especially the “run” to the front were horrible as always – there were barricades and wavebreakers everywhere (it seemed) and it was like a maze, we had to run for ages! That’s never happened to me so far! But we ended up at the front right in front of Guy and I was so happy because I could see all of them, even Will! Although Chris talked even less than in Düsseldorf, the boys all in all seemed to be in a pretty good mood! We looked out for Phil, but there was no sign of him… Which was a pity because otherwise we’d have sung Happy Birthday to him. We managed to say hi to Miller, though. Sadly, Chris forgot(?) about the “Lola-Welle” (), which I actually missed. And they played Green Eyes instead of TKC this time! The most hilarious part of the evening was certainly the moment when Chris forgot the lyrics to The Hardest Part… He just suddenly stopped like out of the blue and just said: “F…!” Then he had to start twice until it worked again. I really felt sorry for him because it actually looked like he was a little bit embarassed… Well yeah, can’t think of anything more as I’m really (and I mean REALLY) exhausted right now… Will try to upload my photos (also the ones of Düsseldorf) and maybe write a more detailed review next week. [thanks Ilione]

Just got up (was a long ride back from München). It was so cute how Chris finally made Will sing. And he forgot a part of The Hardest Part which was quite funny. I come back later for a proper review, but just to let you know: 1) Jonny has one of the cutest smiles on earth and he smiled at me TWO times. 2) I got WILL’S VIVA LA VIDA DRUM STICK!! Biggest Thanks to Nicole for getting it for me! [thanks TickingClock]

Finally I’m back from Munich. TickingClock, Ilione, Angel_brb and I boarded the front row – again It was a long way trough this f*cking stadium but I gave my best and so we had a good place. The show was amazing again but I think the gig in Dusseldorf was bit better. Chris forgot the lyrics of The hardest Part, haha… We have repeatedly called Guy, but unfortunately no response. I made a thank-you banner for Chris and he saw it, grinned and gave me a thumb up. After the show I was able to win a drumstick for TickingClock and a setlist for Ilione – Coldplay karma again. This week was the craziest week in my life – 3 Coldplay concerts in 5 days, hundreds of miles on the rail and road, sleeping too little, aching legs but… I’ve met a lot of very nice Coldplayers, I saw 3 fantastic shows, I’ve got the best thing ever – all I can say now – this was the time of my life!!! [thanks aniskywalker]

Munich – Saturday night the British band Coldplay ended their mini summer tour through Germany in Munich with an evening full of anthems and perfect pop music. They have only played a total of three concerts in Germany – the tickets were in great demand. Just as during their tour in the autumn of 2008 they mostly played the songs off their album “Viva la Vida“. But the fans in “Olympia-Reitanlage Riem” in Munich knew the older big Coldplay hits as well and sang along with great joy. It is true that the setlist has not changed since the concerts during the autumn tour, but the open-air-stage created a quite special atmosphere. The quartet from London had their big break-through in year 2000 with songs such as “Yellow“. Anthems such as “the Hardest Part“ and “Fix You“ followed. They had an image of being soft rockers with propensity for melancholy, but that changed in 2008 with their long awaited album “Viva la Vida“ which has a more lively sound – a deliberate choice. Frontman Chris Martin continued nevertheless to be a heartthrob. And there was no doubt about that when you saw and heard the screaming female fans in Munich. [ / nancyk58]

More on this concert including reviews, videos, pictures and tweets here onwards.

Pictures by by DomRap23 @ Twitter & Coldplaying