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12-Jun-2009: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA, USA


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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

Glass of Water

Cemeteries of London

42

Fix You

Strawberry Swing

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (Techno)

Talk (techno)

The Hardest Part (acoustic) - Chris piano

Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)

Viva la Vida

Lost!

Green Eyes

Death Will Never Conquer (will)

I'm A Believer (Neil Diamond Cover - acoustic)

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/1765

 

Wiki reviews

 

http://wiki.coldplaying.com/index.php/12_June_2009:_Wells_Fargo_Arena%2C_Des_Moines%2C_IA%2C_USA

 

Videos

 

Life In Technicolor

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqaZs4ER08]YouTube - Coldplay - Des Moines[/ame]

 

Violet Hill

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzTK6pbaHxM]YouTube - Coldplay - Violet Hill (Live, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)[/ame]

 

Clocks

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ-b5msdV6g]YouTube - Coldplay - Des Moines - Clocks[/ame]

 

In My Place

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otB0vaG7mXM]YouTube - Coldplay - In My Place (Live, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)[/ame]

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d7hHRggABs]YouTube - Coldplay-In My Place Live[/ame]

 

Yellow

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8z_yagQ-J4]YouTube - Coldplay - Yellow (Live Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)[/ame]

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so3N_dilVow]YouTube - Coldplay-Yellow Live[/ame]

 

Glass of Water

 

Cemeteries of London

 

42

 

Fix You

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GHUhWG2vks]YouTube - Coldplay - Fix You (Live, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)[/ame]

 

Strawberry Swing

 

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (Techno)

 

Talk (techno)

 

The Hardest Part (acoustic) - Chris piano

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sakJcI0FypU]YouTube - Coldplay in Des Moines : 06.12.2009[/ame]

 

Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sakJcI0FypU]YouTube - Coldplay in Des Moines : 06.12.2009[/ame]

 

Viva la Vida

 

Lost!

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQCbkAaIkD0]YouTube - Coldplay - "Lost!" - Des Moines, 06/12/2009[/ame]

 

Green Eyes

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjPp3uWgzqc]YouTube - Coldplay-Green Eyes Live[/ame]

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RcRV3jsseI]YouTube - Coldplay "Green eyes", Des Moines, IA[/ame]

 

Death Will Never Conquer (will)

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1PcpbbpN0]YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida Live at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA The Hawkeye State Ditty[/ame]

 

I'm A Believer (Neil Diamond Cover - acoustic)

 

Viva La Vida (remix interlude)

 

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Politik

 

Lovers In Japan

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmayYLYqEzc]YouTube - Coldplay - "Lovers In Japan" - Des Moines, 06/12/2009[/ame]

 

Death and All His Friends

 

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The Scientist

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp2E419dAjs]YouTube - Coldplay - The Scientist (Des Moines, IA)[/ame]

 

Life in Technicolor ii

 

The Escapist (outro)

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British alternative rock band Coldplay will play June 12 at Wells Fargo Arena.

 

This marks the band's first arena show in Iowa.

 

Band members include vocalist-pianist-guitarist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

 

 

Coldplay is known for hits including "Viva la Vida," "Speed of Sound" and "Yellow."

 

Most recently, Coldplay won three Grammys at the 2009 awards ceremony in February. "Viva la Vida" won for Song of the Year as well as Best Vocal Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, and the album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" won Best Rock Album.

 

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. March 21.

 

Coldplay will also play at the Qwest Center in Omaha on June 13. Tickets for this show go on sale at 11 a.m. March 21.

 

Check back for more details.

 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090312/ENT04/90312007/1111

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I have 4 tickets I need to sell to the Des Moines, IA show... because some family members can no longer attend. They are excellent seats very close to the stage! Two tickets are seated together, and the other two are together as well:

1st set: Section 103, Row H

2nd set: Section 103, Row R

Go to http://mediacache.eventbooking.com/61632_d4.jpg to see the seat locations.

 

PM me if interested.

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^ I was wondering the same thing. I don't know as if many people going to this show are actually from IA. I myself am traveling about 4 hours to attend because its the closest arena show to my area. Then gonna take the short trip to Omaha the next night. Should be a nice little mini vacation with a Coldplay fix.

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I think there are probably a number of Iowans going, but obviously not on this board. Glad to see you're making the trip, though! What about Alpine Valley? I've been there a number of times (actually sawre Coldplay on the last tour there).

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I'll be there! I live in Des Moines... so only about a 10 minute trip. It'll be nice to not have to drive hours to the closest Coldplay show for once. Then a roadtrip to Omaha to make for a great concert weekend. :)

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I have a quick question/request for those going to this show...would anyone be interested in getting me a bunch of the leftrightleftright albums that are being given away at the end of the show? a bunch of friends and myself really would like the album, and I've got some friends outside of the US that would really really like a copy. I know you can download it, but we all want hard copies. If anyone wants to help me out, it'd be greatly appreciated and I would pay for the shipping of the cds to me and if anyone can get me a box of cds I'll pay $50 plus the cost of shipping (like through paypal or ebay or something). my friends and I really really really want a cd, (as do a bunch of my friends' friends that live in other countries). I would be very very greatful. Let me know if you can help me out.

 

Thanks guys! Have a great time at the show!!!

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I'm not sure if anyone would be able to get a 'box' of them, being as they're being given away for free. And how many are we talking here? I would be willing to do what I could, if I knew they weren't going to be sold on eBay. It just sounds slightly shady to me is all.

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I have a quick question/request for those going to this show...would anyone be interested in getting me a bunch of the leftrightleftright albums that are being given away at the end of the show? a bunch of friends and myself really would like the album, and I've got some friends outside of the US that would really really like a copy. I know you can download it, but we all want hard copies. If anyone wants to help me out, it'd be greatly appreciated and I would pay for the shipping of the cds to me and if anyone can get me a box of cds I'll pay $50 plus the cost of shipping (like through paypal or ebay or something). my friends and I really really really want a cd, (as do a bunch of my friends' friends that live in other countries). I would be very very greatful. Let me know if you can help me out.Thanks guys! Have a great time at the show!!!

 

so what did you post this on every board??.I dont think anyone is going to get a box for you.Also you said your friend took a box and it fell of the car??Im glad it did,he shouldnt have taken them

 

Why dont you and your friends go to some concerts and get one??

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Coldplay finally rocks Iowa (short Jonny Buckland phone interview)

 

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Coldplay makes its first Iowa stop in Des Moines

 

British alt-rock band Coldplay will perform its first arena show in Iowa Friday at Wells Fargo Arena, in support of its latest studio album, "Viva la Vida or Death and All Its Friends."

 

The album marks a different sound for the band, said guitarist Jonny Buckland.

 

"The process of it sounds like a new start," Buckland said during a phone interview from his London home last month. "Obviously, there's going to be lots of links to previous music, but working with Brian (Eno), it was a fresh start for us."

 

Coldplay's collaboration with Eno, a famed music producer (U2, David Bowie, the Talking Heads), has led to a more experimental, creative sound for the band.

 

"We've tried things we've never tried on our own," Buckland said, such as "taking ideas from hip-hop."

 

Even with all its superstar status, a major alternative act like Coldplay (one of the top-grossing acts in the world in 2008) might not have booked an arena show a few years ago in Des Moines. In fact, Buckland seemed a little surprised about the venue.

 

"Iowa? We actually haven't been to Iowa," he said.

 

Des Moines now consistently draws big-name music headliners - mostly country and rock bands. Several years ago, before Wells Fargo Arena opened and when 80/35 Music Festival was little more than a pipe dream, bands as big and relevant as Coldplay skipped Des Moines for Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City.

 

Times have changed. As of last week, nearly 8,000 of the 10,000 available tickets to Coldplay had sold. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift's country show scheduled for June 27 was the first to sell out at Wells Fargo Arena so far this year. Lazerfest, with headliner Korn, drew a throng of 15,000 metalheads to a field in Indianola on the last day of May. And last year's inaugural 80/35 Music Festival, organized by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC), attracted nearly 30,000 fans over two days, with about half that number paying to see headliners like The Flaming Lips and The Roots.

 

"Part of us booking 80/35 was to show agents and promoters that Des Moines could handle bigger shows - and bigger alternative shows," said Amedeo Rossi, project manager for the DMMC. Shows like Coldplay.

 

Coldplay fan Nicole Tortenson, 30, of West Des Moines, already snatched up her tickets. She normally travels beyond Iowa to attend big shows and has considered traveling to Kansas City with her husband to hear Jason Mraz on May 6.

 

"I was really impressed we got Coldplay here," Tortenson said. "Usually we'd have to go to Chicago to see a show like this."

 

http://desmoines.metromix.com/music/article/coldplay-finally-rocks-iowa/1240660/content

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Buckland family joins Coldplay on the road (Des Moines preview/Jonny interview)

 

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From Des Moines Register:

 

When British alternative rock band Coldplay debuts its arena show on Friday in Iowa, the occasion will rate more than just a gig for one of the band members.

 

Guitarist Jonny Buckland, 31, will be on something of a family vacation. Buckland tours not only with his band mates - front man Chris Martin, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion - but also with his 19-month-old daughter, Violet, and his fiance, Chloe Lee-Evans.

 

"We travel a lot together," Buckland said over the phone last month from his home in London. "We're just a normal family, kind of. A normal traveling family."

 

Violet is already showing some "early signs" of rock-star tendencies, he added.

 

"She definitely likes dancing," Buckland said. She especially likes "Viva la Vida," the title track of Coldplay's fourth studio album that has garnered major awards, including Best Rock Album at this year's Grammy Awards.

 

Buckland has previously referred to Coldplay's first three albums as a trilogy. "Viva la Vida or Death and All Its Friends," he said, treads on new sonic territory.

 

"Obviously, there's going to be lots of links to (our) previous music, but working with Brian (Eno), it was a fresh start for us," Buckland said of recording with famed producer Eno, who's credited with also helping to reinvigorate the careers of David Bowie, the Talking Heads and U2 (a band that Coldplay deeply admires). "He's so enthusiastic about trying new ideas."

 

Although Buckland is removed from many of the band's business concerns - he was unaware of the band's 987,000 (and counting) Twitter followers or the recent plagiarism allegations from Cat Stevens - Buckland is intensely focused on his music.

 

He can also sense on stage when a certain tune fails to resonate with live audiences, based on the light that filters into the darkened arena from the surrounding hallways.

 

"When you play a big show like in an arena, all you can really see is the exit doors," Buckland said. "When you play a song that you know is done well ... those doors are clear and you hear everyone singing along ... Sometimes you play a song, there's queues all the way down the stairs and you see people taking their toilet breaks!"

 

So to the 8,000 or more fans expected to flock to Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, choose wisely when you take a beer (or loo) break.

 

Jonny Buckland will be watching to see if you like that particular song.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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