12 Coldplay Months of 2013: JUNE (an invitation to a red wedding… and other events)


Live in living color
Feb 28, 2009
Even if it was a quiet year, June had a couple of things going on…

June 2nd: Will makes a (brief) appearance in Game Of Thrones

After waiting for around seven months, we were finally able to see Mr Will Champion make a quick cameo in the infamous Red Wedding. The episode called ‘The Rains of Castamere’ had our favourite drummer, even if it was for just a few seconds, doing what he does best: drumming. :will:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0qdSLvJbU"]Will Champion in Game of Thrones (sound version) - YouTube[/ame]

June 6th: Chris performs at the Ormeley Dinner

A very sharp-looking Chris Martin performed in the Ormeley Dinner in London (it is one of Europe’s most important environmental and conservation charity dinners)… but he wasn’t alone, Davide Rossi was onstage as well.
They played a couple of Coldplay songs (Paradise, Fix You) and some covers:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZz47lrxK4o"]Walking On The Moon[/ame]
and [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8znAKiW2S8"]Night And Day[/ame]
Here we have Viva La Vida:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoARXDJBVI"]Viva la vida by Coldplay's Chris Martin Live at The Ormeley Dinner in London - YouTube[/ame]

June 12th: Issue 5 of the MX Comics
Issue number 5, and the penultimate issue, of the Mylo Xyloto comics was released this day.
It’s called Upgrade.

June 27th: Top Glastonbury Moment

Two years later, Coldplay’s 2011 appearance on Glastonbury was named the number 1 Glastonbury moment by BBC radio listeners. The shortlist was compiled by various BBC radio personalities and Coldplay headlining the pyramid stage was chosen by Jo Whiley who said that she: “could not be happier for them. It was the perfect pyramid headline set.”

Radio listeners voted and the top 5 are:
1.- Coldplay headline the Pyramid Stage, 2011
2.- Radiohead headline the Pyramid Stage, 2003
3.- Blur headline the Pyramid Stage, 2009
4.- Bruce Springsteen performs Thunder Road on the Pyramid Stage, 2009
5.- Elbow perform on the Pyramid stage, 2011

Relive the complete Glastonbury set:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvBQ4WpaCXg"]Coldplay Glastonbury 2011 (LIVE) - YouTube[/ame]

June 28th: Chris and Jonny pick up the Best British Act award at the 2013 Silver Clef Awards

As it was previously announced, Coldplay won the Best British Act award and Jonny and Chris were there to pick it up. Here’s the video of the thank you speech (or a more accurate description would be him complaining about why Nick McCabe and Simon Jones, the presenters of the award, are not still in The Verve :lol:).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFTPs5dHruw"]Coldplay - Royal Albert Hall Best British Act - O2 Silver Clef Awards 2013 - YouTube[/ame]
Chris also presented the Lifetime Achievement award to Barry Gibb.

A lot of Bakery & Beehive encounters with the band
Coldplay kept working on LP6 during this month, which resulted in a lot of fans encountering them outside the studio. As expected we didn’t get a lot information about LP6 except the usual “it’s coming on very good”, but we got some lovely photos and stories. If you want to read (or re-read) them, the June stories start here on the Bakery thread :nice:

… years ago today
Two years ago today ETIAW was released (June 3rd)
Eight years ago today X&Y was released (June 6th)
Five years ago today VLVODAAHF was released (June 12th)
Two years ago today Coldplay headlined the Pyramid Stage (June 25th)

Bonus: a shout-out to Coldplay in The Killers’ Wembley Song.

On June 22nd The Killers played at Wembley Stadium where they performed a new song called ‘Wembley Song’ in which they mention a lot of bands that had previously played there. When Coldplay was mentioned a photo of Chris and Guy appeared on the screen.
Even if the were referred to as “Viva La Vida”, we know they are good friends:
A couple of days later Phil responded on twitter saying
Coldplay‏ @coldplay
One of the all-time great american bands ruling london a couple of weeks ago #wembleysong PH
Listen to the complete song here:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3L7VRQALM"]The Killers Wembley Song - YouTube[/ame]


Stand tall, bipedal ape
Dec 11, 2006
Oh, a lot of nice events in June!

Thank you for the review, Arantza! Very well organised and fun to read (and reminisce) :nice: