[17-Apr-2012] Coldplay @ Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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==Setlist==

1 Mylo Xyloto
2 Hurts Like Heaven
3 In My Place
4 Major Minus
5 Lost!
6 Yellow
7 The Scientist
8 Violet Hill
9 GPASUYF
10 Princess Of China
11 Up In Flames
12 Warning Sign
13 DLIBYH
14 Viva La Vida
15 Charlie Brown
16 Paradise
17 Us Against The World
18 Clocks
19 Fix You
20 ETIAW


==Videos==

1 Mylo Xyloto
2 Hurts Like Heaven

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DiN45os5rg"]Coldplay Live at Rexall Place - Mylo Xyloto & Hurts Like Heaven - YouTube[/ame]

3 In My Place

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImThZZoxP4c"]Coldplay - In My Place - Edmonton 2012 - YouTube[/ame]


4 Major Minus
5 Lost!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7uLbJ6rszs"]Lost - Coldplay (Edmonton 2012) - YouTube[/ame]

6 Yellow

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zwREgd1eZs"]Coldplay - Yellow (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

7 The Scientist

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzkTU_4LH_U"]The Scientist- Coldplay (Edmonton 2012) - YouTube[/ame]

8 Violet Hill
9 GPASUYF

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvT-0Epkkk"]Coldplay - God Put a Smile Upon Your Face - Edmonton 2012 - YouTube[/ame]

10 Princess Of China

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-1FnI06Tfg"]Coldplay - Princess of China (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

11 Up In Flames

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCwbhHiQgEc"]Coldplay - Up in Flames (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

12 Warning Sign

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxwRbdihoyo[/ame]

13 DLIBYH

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUlYKSQj6MI&context=C49b397eADvjVQa1PpcFNmbvCUf5v55MVHvmtpEnEjp1kpitkFBto="]COLDPLAY Edmonton "Don't Let it Break Your Heart" April 17 - YouTube[/ame]

14 Viva La Vida

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZJoKWW6-GU[/ame]

15 Charlie Brown

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQP5u1qgMBI"]Coldplay Live - Charlie Brown (Edmonton) - YouTube[/ame]

16 Paradise

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ft8a8KwAN8"]Coldplay - Paradise (live from Edmonton, AB) - YouTube[/ame]

17 Us Against The World

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ehJqD44JI"]Coldplay - Us Against the World (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

18 Clocks

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCHzcdQg93Q[/ame]

19 Fix You

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3M54NHraRg"]Coldplay- Fix You (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

20 ETIAW

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unSaQ14WSco"]Coldplay - every teardrop is a waterfall (edmonton, AB) - YouTube[/ame]




North American tour announced
8 December 2011 11:59 am
21 dates in America and Canada for 2012


Good morning. We are very pleased to announce that Coldplay will head to North America in 2012 for a string of shows in the USA and Canada.

Tickets go on general sale on Saturday, 17 December at 10am (local time) from 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Before that, you can use any American Express card to purchase advance tickets, from Monday, 12 December, at 10am (local time) until Friday, 16 December, at 10pm (local time). The advance AMEX tickets will be available from here for all shows except Portland (here) and Houston (here). NB: The tickets for the two LA Bowl shows will not go on sale until January 2012.

Here is the full list of shows announced so far:

APRIL
17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
18 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
20 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
24 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
25 Seattle, WA KeyArena
27 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose

MAY
1 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (On sale 9 Jan)
2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (On sale 9 Jan)

JUNE
22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

JULY
2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
8 Washington, DC Verizon Center
23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
29 Boston, MA TD Garden

AUGUST
3 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
7 Chicago, IL United Center (On sale 19 Dec)
11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

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Coldplay starts tour in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Coldplay is bringing “para-para-paradise” to Edmonton.

The British rockers, led by Chris Martin, are kicking off their North American tour on Tuesday, April 17 at Rexall Place.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 17 at Ticketmaster. Prices have yet to be announced.

Paradise is the first single from Coldplay’s fifth (and possibly last) album, Mylo Xyloto, released in October. The song is nominated for a best pop duo/group performance Grammy, while Every Teardrop is a Waterfall is nominated for best rock performance and best rock song.

“This could be our last album,” Martin told The Mail on Sunday, a London newspaper. “It’s the distillation of three years’ work and right now I can’t imagine where another one would come from.”

Coldplay’s last visit to Edmonton was one of the concert highlights of 2009. “Theirs was one of those rare sets to fully savour — to toss aside your cellphone, BlackBerry or notebook, close your eyes, tilt your head back and let yourself be carried away by Martin’s falsetto, Jonny Buckland’s chiming guitars and Will Champion’s booming drums,” read The Journal’s review.

Martin and his bandmates — including bassist Guy Berryman — will perform a New Year’s Eve special on PBS’s Austin City Limits and pbs.org.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Coldplay+starts+tour+Edmonton/5831178/story.html
 

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JUST got the VIP email confirmation for our tees - can't wait for the show!!
 

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COLDPLAY: Why are the British so bloody good at rock ‘n’ roll?



The impending arrival of Coldplay has filled area rock fans with a level of joy not seen since the last time Coldplay came to town.

So rarely do we get to see such a top-level British rock band in Edmonton, and it’s always a delightful treat. That’s because we still bow to the Queen of England, touch her face on our money and feel deep down in our bosoms that British rock bands are superior to North American rock bands. Should there ever be some grand Intercontinental Rock Band Warz with both Simon Cowell and Howard Stern on the judging panel (followed by a fistfight to the death between the two), we’d know for sure, but for now, it’s a gut feeling. A big one.

Coldplay performs Tuesday in Rexall Place. You might say expectations are high.

There are few North American counterparts to Coldplay’s arena-anthem-ready brand of piano-rocking goodness. Semisonic? Too flash-in-the-pan. Ben Folds? Too obscure. Billy Joel? Never mind. Coldplay has the piano rock thing all locked up, backed up by battalions of like-minded Limey ivory tinklers led by General Sir Elton John and the deadly arsenal of Supertramp hits in reserve.

Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin can be credited for single-handedly (double-handedly) bringing the humble piano back into rock ‘n’ roll front and centre, which in the ‘90s had been sorely missing keyboards of any kind. (Now there’s too many; be careful what you wish for.) Martin’s sensitive lyrics, haunting melodies and rugged good looks didn’t hurt Coldplay’s popularity any. Like Nickelback, they paid the price for their massive success, called “bedwetters music” by yobs from bands like Oasis – whose nearest American counterpart would have to be the Smashing Pumpkins; throw them both into the ocean – and are to this day often dismissed as “rock for girls.”

And the problem is?

Point being: Not too many bands like Coldplay over here.

It’s strange because the British sure seem to rip off – pay homage to – huge swaths of original American music. Americans can take credit for the invention of blues, jazz, hip hop and other forms of music invented by blacks and subsequently stolen by whites, but the British have dominated almost every type of rock that came out of it. Many great British bands got their start playing early American blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, you name it – and look at them now.

Mr. Obvious would also like to point out that the Brits dominate heavy metal. Metallica rules, as did Iron Butterfly, but AC/DC rules more. Iron Maiden more than that. And Ozzy and Black Sabbath even more. Don’t forget Judas Priest. And Led Zeppelin. And Motorhead. It’s a rout turned to 11. Don’t forget that Spinal Tap was fictitious British metal band played by AMERICAN actors.

Fleetwood Mac tapped into the arty, poppy side of rock, but so did the Police with equal impact – and besides, half of Fleetwood Mac is British. They got their start in London. Art rock might as well be a British invention even if it isn’t: Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Deep Purple, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, plus both the Moody Blues and Procol Harum, and later, Radiohead, Muse, the prog-rock redcoats just keep coming. Rush can’t defend our borders all by itself.

The battle of living male rock legends appears to be an American victory at last, with the Generals Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen leading the charge – only to be met by Field Marshals David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel and Rod Stewart. OK, maybe not Rod Stewart. Stack him against Bryan Adams – and Bryan moved to England a long time ago. Hey, this is like Stratomatic Baseball for rock bands! Like Elizabeth I, Adele by herself has done much to defend the Crown of England in the War of the Women of Pop, but the plucky lass cannot withstand a continuous assault of the big American guns Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna, with Madonna bringing up the rear every five years or with the cycle of album-movie-fragrance-branding as predictable as the 17-year cicada. Eat our crops and go away already. Folk music would be a lock for the yanks were it not for the Irish. Rap rules in North America, too, while the Brits are frightfully up-to-date on the electronica scene. Country – and therefore Lynyrd Skynyrd – could only have come from white America. But Mr. Obvious digresses. Rock ‘n’ roll is the issue here, and why the British seem to be so bloody good at it. An angrier underclass, maybe?

The question of the best punk rock band ever is a contentious issue. However we love our Iggy Pop and the Stooges and the Ramones and Green Day on Broadway, and argue all you want who invented the punk genre, more people associate the Sex Pistols with all things punk than any other band. Canny fashion was the deciding factor.

Name the biggest American rock band you can think of and chances are there’s a bigger and better British counterpart – with the possible exception of Bon Jovi vs. Def Leppard. We’ll call that a draw of banality. The International Rock Table of Comparisons would surely also include The Rolling Stones vs. Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix vs. Eric Clapton, The Who vs. The Eagles, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. U2.

This is fun. Line ‘em up! On one side of the ocean, it’s Pearl Jam, Nirvana, the Doors, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, REM, Beach Boys, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Tom Waits and the White Stripes. On the other side, The Clash, Queen, Muse, Eric Clapton, The Kinks, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Bush, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Yardbirds, Chemical Brothers, Blur. Don’t forget the Beatles. And don’t forget Elvis.

Well, it’s been fun typecasting rock bands with pernicious cultural comparisons to create an imaginary war, hasn’t it? The gut feeling remains: The British rock better than we do. The question now is why. Consider that their culture has been around 10 times longer than ours has, that the UK is riddled with violent history upon violent history, mystery piled on mythology, not to mention a surfeit of wealthy, deep-thinking art students turned musicians steeped in said lore plus Earl Grey tea and maybe LSD. And consider that the aforementioned oppressed underclass has had a lot of time to brood and come up with original ways to express themselves through music. They chose to do it in its most emotional, evocative form. That would be rock ‘n’ roll. Coldplay is just one weapon in the UK’s vast arsenal against the underdog North Americans, whose current pain is sure to produce some great music to come. For now, we wait and surrender to the British rock ‘n’ roll hegemony.

At least until Van Halen comes to town next month.

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Is anyone on this forum going to this first show?
Yes. Will give a full report afterwards. May or may not do some tweets during the show - @antonatienza. Will try to keep you folks posted :)
 

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Local pastor invokes music of Coldplay

By Richard Cuthbertson, Calgary Herald April 15, 2012



This was no Sunday morning mass with old hymns and organ music.

No, the New Hope Church in West Hillhurst dedicated its service Sunday to the music of Coldplay. The British quartet is one the most famous rock bands on the planet and will perform Wednesday at the Saddledome.

Preaching Coldplay from the pulpit is part an effort by Calgary pastor John Van Sloten to spot God's truth everywhere. He has previously plucked Christian meaning from pop-culture darlings like Metallica and the film The Matrix.

Of course, Van Sloten is also a fan of Coldplay, and yes, he has tickets to the upcoming show.

And he acknowledges there can be cynicism regarding sermons on bands and movies, and the church opens itself to criticism that a Coldplay service is just a gambit to boost attendance.

"You may think that this is a marketing ploy or some sort of theological bait and switch. It isn't," Van Sloten said. "It is based on the theology, the belief that God made everything. And that is a thoroughly Christian truth."

During the sermon, Van Sloten drew on lyrics from several Coldplay songs that seem to show a tantalizing link with biblical scripture. Us Against The World, for example, uses the Christian word Amen.

The church bulletin asks if "all of Coldplay's best songs will most certainly play on in heaven," and if "God created Coldplay to bring more joy, freedom and meaning to your life."

Van Sloten said he doesn't know what Coldplay's religious views are. But it's a burning question at online Christian forums, where many have remarked upon the band's lyrics.

"I think that God can speak through Coldplay, whether they intend to or not," Van Sloten said. "I have no problems with Coldplay being atheistic or agnostic to the truths that are written in their lyrics."

It's not like New Hope Church is preaching every week about those who make the pages of entertainment magazines, although they did do a service a couple months ago (at the request of a local family) on the Canadian band Arcade Fire.

Next week will see a far less celebrity-based offering called Geophysics and the Ground of all Being. Two weeks from now, there will be a talk about God and the flow of the Bow River.

Many churches have embraced modern music, with guitar and drums and all the trappings to make for some foot-tapping Christian songs.

What's perhaps different here is the embrace of one band and a "theology of Coldplay."

But that seemed to play well with Sunday's congregation. Samantha Woodward said she doubts lead singer Chris Martin's intention is Christian, but that he would still be pleased to find a community gaining so much from his songs.

Michael Anderson said artists put out work that different people interpret in different ways.

"Music is the way that I communicate to God," he said. "More than words, sometimes and certainly more than words can say."

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Local+pastor+invokes+music+Coldplay/6464497/story.html#ixzz1sBvpK9nP
 

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^ Wrong thread! It mentions the concert on the 18th.

Yes. Will give a full report afterwards. May or may not do some tweets during the show - @antonatienza. Will try to keep you folks posted :)
It would be awesome if you could tweet the setlist :nice:
 

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Trying to make June 28 come quicker, huh? I'm waiting to hear if I won us a trip to see them in Miami on June 29, too...

I am hoping to win that trip as well:lol: I can't wait for the 26th of June:)
 
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