Around in 2008/09 but I don't remember which one. It was Viva La Vida or Lovers in Japan or Life in technicolour ii. I can't remember they were all playing in music channels. But it wasn't until mid 2014 that I started listening to coldplay (bought their albums etc)
Hey, So the first one is a sampler from Native Instruments the Maschine Studio. The synth used by Guy is a Minimoog Voyager and finally the drum pads are just triggers for a sampler like the spd-sx. They're the PD-128-BC by Roland.
Actually Chris's improv is always done while the rest of the band walks back to the mainstage. Sometimes he talks or sings. The request song was skipped because the concert started about 15' late. There was a problem with some lighting fixtures in the right side of the stage.
Coldplay have a really bad history with pianos/keyboards.
Their early years they used a Kawai mp9000 (that's the sound we hear until today)
From AROBTH to MX they used the Yamaha GT-20 silent piano (no actual string in it)
But Yamaha stopped the making and the support for this piano and because...