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5-Mar-2009: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia - Tickets, Meetups, Reviews/Photos

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COLDPLAY have announced a third Melbourne concert - before the first two have even gone on sale.

The British band will now perform at Rod Laver Arena on March 3, 4 and 5 next year.

All tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow from Ticketek, priced between $120 and $140.

Promoter Michael Chugg said seeing the intense demand from an early pre-sale of selected tickets prompted the multiple shows.

"We decided that we needed to add these extra shows now so that the fans know there will be tickets available for them tomorrow," Chugg said.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24742901-2902,00.html

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Welcome to the thread for the above concert which can be used for all discussion prior to, during and after the gig.

One thread one concert - should hopefully keep everyone organised and up-to-date with Coldplay on the road.

Did you get tickets?
Are you looking for tickets?
Are you looking for ticket swaps?
Need help/directions on getting to the concert?
Not sure what the arrangements and rules are for the particular venue is?
Are you just bloody excited?
Do you have a review for the concert?
Did you take any pictures... share them here!

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Setlist

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Yellow
Cemeteries Of London
Glass Of Water
42
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (Chris piano, Will)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
Lost!
Speed Of Sound (acoustic)
I'm A Believer (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will vocals)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
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Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
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The Scientist
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)


Photos

http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1658

Wiki reviews

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/5_March_2009:_Rod_Laver_Arena,_Melbourne,_Australia

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=coldplay+melbourne+5&aq=f

1. Life In Technicolor

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4jrjgb4YA"]YouTube - Coldplay - Start of Concert & Life In Technicolor[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lphypxamAM"]YouTube - Intro Life in Technicolour Violet Hill Melbourne 05 03 09[/ame]

2. Violet Hill

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCxFuXTAaPM"]YouTube - Coldplay 'Violet Hill' Melbourne 2009[/ame]

3. Clocks

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEvbmJVryYI"]YouTube - Coldplay Clocks Melbourne 05 03 09[/ame]

4. In My Place

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz59-EObtIw"]YouTube - Coldplay Melbourne March 5th 2009 - In My Place[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsP9ZKq9qUw"]YouTube - coldpay live in melbourne (5/3/09)[/ame]

5. Yellow

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRiz3NCkMUs"]YouTube - Coldplay - Yellow (live in Melbourne)[/ame]

6. Cemeteries Of London

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSjHdAvCmm0"]YouTube - Coldplay Cemeteries of London Melbourne 05 03 09[/ame]

7. Glass Of Water

8. 42

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ51lWd9zTQ"]YouTube - Coldplay - 42 (live in Melbourne)[/ame]

9. Fix You

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oS_8b2H6ds"]YouTube - Coldplay - Fix you (live in Melbourne)[/ame]

10. Strawberry Swing

11. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (partial techno remix)

12.Talk (partial techno remix)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvumf-BWKZM"]YouTube - Coldplay - Talk[/ame]

13. The Hardest Part (Chris solo piano)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syy4wORN2o8"]YouTube - Coldplay - The Hardest Part (live in Melbourne)[/ame]

14. Postcards From Far Away (Chris solo piano)

15. Viva La Vida

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFvyryltEms"]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida Live at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne[/ame]

16. Lost!

17. Speed Of Sound (acoustic)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-0OI-tvYNw"]YouTube - Coldplay - Speed of Sound[/ame]

18. I'm A Believer (acoustic)

19. Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic, sung by Will)

20. Viva La Vida (remix interlude)

21. Politik

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rye0DVjknE0"]YouTube - Coldplay - Politik & Piano Solo by Chris Martin[/ame]

22. Lovers In Japan

23. Death And All His Friends

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMubiIcPd5k"]YouTube - Coldplay March 5th Melbourne 2009 - Death And All His Friends[/ame]

Encore

24. The Scientist

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDFKO-isqw"]YouTube - Coldplay - The Scientist & Life In Technicolor ii[/ame]

25. Life In Technicolor ii

26. The Escapist (outro)



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Cobalt

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SQUEE!!

Now to hope my other friend can go... otherwise I'll have nobody to go with :cry:
 

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GOLD STANDING!! :dance:

I really wanted to go on the 4th though but still!! :dance::dance:
 

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Anyone else got tix for this? :surprised:
 

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This'll be my first trip to Rod Laver, what's it like as a venue, pretty good viewing all round? The Adelaide Ent Centre can be a ratshit in the seated area's due to the corporate boxes that are beneath them, I'm hoping laver will be better.
 

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Got my tickets -- gold standing, too! Super, super happy. Got tickets to all three shows.

I love Rod Laver, and being fairly small in size, I would say it's good viewing all 'round. Back in 2006, I was literally in the last row, right up the top for Coldplay, and the view was still pretty fantastic.
 
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I'm going - so excited!!! It will be a dream come true to see these guys. !GOLD STANDING! - see you there on the night! (I will be the noisy one jumping up and down singing every word to every song).
 

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yayyyy....so glad CP are coming to oz. i have tix for this show for my whole family....there is 5 of us....we can't wait! our seats are in the lower section.

been to Rod Laver several times for concerts and it's a great venue. we had lower section for CP in 2006 and the view (and the concert) was great.
 

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That's great, foreverdizzy. Are you all fans?

Glad to hear that the view from the lower section is great -- not that I really doubted it. Rod Laver is a great little venue.
 
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That's so great for you and your family, foreverdizzy. Are you all fans?

So glad to hear that the view from the Lower Section is great (though, I didn't doubt it!). And I agree, Rod Laver is a great little venue! ;)
yes we all love CP! :cool:

there is no way i could have gotten tix for only a couple of us w/o someone being extremely disappointed....so, we're all going. :D

i'm just hoping the crowd will be into it on the night...last time we saw them in 2006, Chris had to stop and encourage everyone to get up on their feet. :stunned:
i was really glad he did that b/c when they came out at first, i naturally stood up only to be told to sit down!:shocked2::veryangry2:
needless to say after he did that, i felt rather smug when i looked at the peeps that had told me to sit down in the first place. ;)

hopefully that doesn't happen this time.

we all can't wait! :)
 

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Yeah, I remember that. I can't stand it when people ask that you sit down, especially if you're seeing your favourite band. You've paid to be there, too -- I think that entitles you to the right to watch the show however you'd want. Be that sitting, standing or jumping around.

Feeling pretty certain this will be a pretty great one.
 
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givelovesolong

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Massively excited! Seriously YouTube obsessed at the moment -- can't stop watching live videos.

Only eighteen days until the first concert and even that is feeling like forever away right now.
 
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Thinking of having a meet before all of these gigs for people going to the Melbourne gigs - VM me if you're interested, I'm just getting interest levels first :smiley:

Also, 9 days
 

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People - leave me a message either today or by tommorow 6:30pm about interest because I have to pitch this idea to the parental unit. I'll go ahead if we get three other people, at the moment I only have one interested. I can hold it on any date since I'm off school at the moment, but I'm looking more at 1st March or 8/9th March. I can do Saturdays, I can do Fridays, whatever. With your message please tell me what days/times would be most convenient for you and I'll try and sort something out.
 
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