25-Mar-09: Asia World Arena, Hong Kong - Tickets, Previews, Meetups, Reviews, Setlists, Photos/Video

busybeeburns

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Coldplay is hot and absolutely cool



If there were any lingering doubts in the backs of the minds of Coldplay fans that the band is the coolest on the planet, the Grammy Award-winning rock band consigned them to oblivion with its Viva La Vida concert on Wednesday.
Chris Martin was the consummate entertainer throughout, using his ultimate insider's knowledge to rib bass player Guy Berryman, guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion between numbers and create an intimate atmosphere.

But when it came time to pump up the volume, the band did it at full strength, complete with Martin's signature voice and dances, flickering strobe beams and six video orbs for dramatic effect to fuel the high-octane event.

It was intense. The audience went crazy at the first notes of Yellow, the song that thrust the band into massive popularity nine years ago. It was accompanied by an array of giant yellow balls filled with confetti bouncing from the stage. From then on, the band bombarded the fans with hits like Clocks, In My Place and Strawberry Swing, before leading them to sing along for Fix You.

Martin went unplugged for a piano solo in The Hardest Part. That just made the adrenaline rush even stronger for the climax: Viva La Vida. The crowd sang so loudly it almost drowned out the band.

Just when you thought the show couldn't get any better, the four strolled to the back of the AsiaWorld-Arena hall, where Martin led the crowd in a Mexican wave of illuminated phones to The Monkees' I'm A Believer.

The thrill didn't end there. Thousands of butterfly confetti fell from the ceiling for Lovers In Japan at the end. As the fans tried hard to catch one, the band hid coyly under Japanese parasols.

By then, the show had already gone on for 1 hours. The fans still hadn't gotten enough. They cheered on the band for a three-song encore that included The Scientist.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk
 

lemon

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I am chinese, so I am really exited, although I don't live there anymore.

I know that Chris used to talk in the country's language on concerts back in 2003. Haven't seen them for a while!
 

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Is there a video of Chris asking Jonny to sing.?Id love to see it,Thanks
 

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Finally I'm getting here to express my excited feeling!!!! :rolleyes:
That's their 2nd time to get to Hong Kong and this time they used to emphaize more in the visual feeling (like Lovers in Japan).

Audiences are used to sing together while Viva La Vida and Fix You.
Good audiences, good show Coldplay!!!!!
 

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THANK YOU

even now, i haven't calm down yet
the show is just too amazing!!!
my body was sore after jumping the whole night :p

coldplay is such a powerful band
full of energy!
and they're so sweet too!

after all
thank you, coldplay!
for giving us such a wonderful night
hope we'll meet again somewhere in the future
 
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Thanks! I liked the butterfly picture. Let me rephrase that.. did you guys take any Jonny pictures? :idea2:
 

lhmvic

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Newspaper in HK

My English is not good, but I try to translate an article from a newspaper in HK, because it's interesting! It's by HK paparazzi following Coldplay these days! :stunned:

http://the-sun.on.cc/channels/ent/20090326/20090325233740_0000.html

Coldplay arrived in HK on 24 Mar around 5pm, some fans were waiting in the airport, but Coldplay left through a secret passage! :cry:

They stayed in "Four Seasons Hotel" instead of "Mandarin Oriental" (where they stayed last time in HK). But it seems they like the restaurant "Zuma" in Mandarin Oriental, so they went there for dinner at 8pm by car.

Although Chris is married, he still looked at every girl in the restaurant during dinner! :laugh3:

4 hours later, they left the restaurant and went to "California red karaoke" in Windsor House Causeway Bay.
While they were waiting for the car, Chris took out a "breath refreshner" to clean his mouth! :rolleyes:

They left the karaoke at 2am.

The reporter also interviewed with Will and Guy, they said they were not singing their own songs in the karaoke, they just relax there! And also no Cantonese songs for them!

Will and Guy also said Coldplay new album which is originally planned to be released end of this year, will be delayed to next year. :(









 

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will was dressed nicely!
chris, u should really learnfrom will! :dozey:
 

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My English is not good, but I try to translate an article from a newspaper in HK, because it's interesting! It's by HK paparazzi following Coldplay these days! :stunned:

http://the-sun.on.cc/channels/ent/20090326/20090325233740_0000.html

Coldplay arrived in HK on 24 Mar around 5pm, some fans were waiting in the airport, but Coldplay left through a secret passage! :cry:

They stayed in "Four Seasons Hotel" instead of "Mandarin Oriental" (where they stayed last time in HK). But it seems they like the restaurant "Zuma" in Mandarin Oriental, so they went there for dinner at 8pm by car.

Although Chris is married, he still looked at every girl in the restaurant during dinner! :laugh3:

4 hours later, they left the restaurant and went to "California red karaoke" in Windsor House Causeway Bay.
While they were waiting for the car, Chris took out a "breath refreshner" to clean his mouth! :rolleyes:

They left the karaoke at 2am.

The reporter also interviewed with Will and Guy, they said they were not singing their own songs in the karaoke, they just relax there! And also no Cantonese songs for them!

Will and Guy also said Coldplay new album which is originally planned to be released end of this year, will be delayed to next year. :(









Wow, thanks:)
 

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Thanx for your reviews & pix guys! :D
While they were waiting for the car, Chris took out a "breath refreshner" to clean his mouth! :rolleyes:



I LOLed at that part, & LMFAOed when I saw those 2 pix!!!! :laugh3:
Oh Chris! :rolleyes:
& I agree with Zeya, the 3 of them should learn how to wear a suit from Will & Phil! :dozey:
Thanx for posting that, lhmvic! ;)
 

lemon

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Wow, wow, wow, Coldplay has to be really careful ;-). The paparazzi in Hongkong is touuugh!

They have a reputation to be even more harsh than in the U. K. ;-). Nice to hear a bit about them, though.

I had a look on the Sun page and just read the tag under one photo and that already sounds so paparazzi-like.
 

lhmvic

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Some videos from me!

Remember to click "HD"!

Lovers in Japan:
(with Chris carrying the umbrella!)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJr-p6xFxI"]YouTube - Coldplay - Lovers in Japan (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]

Viva La Vida:
(with Chris laying on the floor!)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQKDtBR_zPY"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida (part 1) Live in Hong Kong 2009[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmQL9g49yYQ"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida (part 3) Live in Hong Kong 2009[/ame]

Glass of water:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP-w0nNfpAs"]YouTube - Coldplay - Glass of Water (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]

God put a smile on your face:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXgZIByGxF4"]YouTube - Coldplay - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]

The scientist:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4EE0LkHmz8"]YouTube - Coldplay - The Scientist (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]

Politik:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVojSCeDUB4"]YouTube - Coldplay - Politik (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]

Life in Technicolor II:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUvyBTtPiU"]YouTube - Coldplay - Life in Technicolor II (Live in Hong Kong 2009)[/ame]
 

julia.c

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the concert was definitely AWESOME!
the crowd became so hyper when "Life in Technicolor" started playing...
weeeeeeeeee i went crazy with my friend. :smug:
it was a wonderful night~ love COLDPLAY!!!
 
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