Live 2012 DVD round-up: worldwide cinema screenings 13th Nov, Jonny talks ‘colourful inspiration’ behind film

According to various cinema websites across the world, you can see the Live 2012 film exclusively in movie theatres for one day only on November 13th. ‘First come, first served with tickets on sale worldwide at the end of October’ is the message that has been given out.

So far to date Coldplayers have found listings at cinemas in the UK, US, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, France, Lithuania, Denmark and Bulgaria, with more shows expected to be listed across the world closer to mid-November. Please post details of your local listings in the Coldplay forum – MX DVD premiere thread. [thanks edward_kingdom, Blue Nails, Steph_C, Lu’kaa, Connor!42!, iSwin, SolyphOmkaro, LFDianne, Taz1853, LVI56, LoversInJapan, Coeurli, valypan, Dicoldp, Danceteacher, wabbit, coldplaykb and everyone else who contributed with information!]

A word of warning though – a similar screening promotion happened in the US and Canada prior to the Glastonbury 2011 performance last year – when this was pulled from all listings and it became clear that it would not be shown in cinemas. (If you see this happening in your neck of the woods please let us know in the forums!)


Meanwhile, following on from the promotional videos of the Live 2012 DVD, various media articles have been quoting the band members from the promotional preview clips. For example, PopCrush wrote: Coldplay‘s Mylo Xyloto album was created based on a single visual image, a burst of color amidst a dark world. That’s according to guitarist Jonny Buckland, who described the record and its corresponding tour in a new clip from the band’s upcoming Live 2012 concert film and album.

Jonny said the band had a mental image of rays of colour shooting through concrete. “The initial image we started with for the Mylo Xyloto album a rose bursting through concrete, that was was the starting point of the whole thing, this splash of life and color and passion in a bleak, gray place,” he confirmed. “Everything else kind of grew out of that one image.”

Jonny added that the group made a conscious decision to paint all over their instruments, amps and tour props with the same splashes of color seen on the album cover. “It feels like we’re right in the middle of the tour… right smack bang in the middle. We’ve done quite a lot but there’s still a lot more to go. It just feels like something we’ve never really done this well before. It feels like we’re ready to play stadiums now, which I don’t think we’ve ever felt like before.”

He continued: “Stagewise, we’ve got an artist called Paris, and a designer called Misty to help us paint absolutely everything. All the guitars, all the amps, and these enormous 100 metre drapes that we put over the back (of the stadium seats); the whole of the stage floor in painted. Everything is just covered in luminous paint. We wanted to take over the whole stadium and make it feel like it was ours.” (You can watch and discuss the clip in the ColdplayFilm – MX Live DVD thread at the Coldplay forum now [thanks chrimas4])

Chris Martin previously said the film will focus on the crowds just as much as his band: “Over the years, our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They’re loud, diverse, full of soul, and make the songs sound much better than we can on our own. We wanted to try to bottle the incredible feeling that they give us, and hence our concert film.”

Earlier in another Live 2012 DVD preview clip, Chris said: “I see this tour as the last shackles being thrown off of being worried about what anyone thinks. I’d love it if in 20 years we would look back on this and think that’s when I feel we started to become really good. We don’t tell anyone all the darker side of things but we’ve been through all the breakups and the addictions and all that. We have a chemistry that no-one else in the world has so we don’t mess with it.”


The online Parlophone poster advertising the one-night-only cinema screenings

New photos of Chris Martin in Los Angeles this week – various sources (late October 2012):

Don’t forget to check out your tour discussion thread if you are getting Coldplay tickets or just getting excited for the European & North American 2012 shows and other forthcoming appearances:

FEBRUARY 2012
8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (iHeartRadio) [discussion]
9 Los Angeles, CA @ Jimmy Kimmel Live [discussion]
10 Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute [discussion]
12 Los Angeles, CA @ 54th Grammy Awards, Staples Center [discussion]
16 Sydney, Australia @ 2DayFM, Mobile Live Set (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]
17 Sydney, Australia @ Sunrise (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]
21 London @ Brit Awards 2012, O2 Arena [discussion]

MARCH 2012
2 New York, NY @ Good Morning America [discussion]
4 New York, NY @ The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Radio City Music Hall (Amnesty International) [discussion]

APRIL 2012
17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place [discussion]
18 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome [discussion]
20 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]
21 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]
24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]
25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]
27 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]
28 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]

MAY 2012
1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
3 Los Angeles, CA @ American Idol show [discussion]
4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ’s Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion]
18 Porto, Portugal @ Dragao Stadium [discussion]
20 Madrid, Spain @ Estadio Vicente Calderón [discussion]
22 Nice, France @ Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia [discussion]
24 Turin, Italy @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]
26 Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund [discussion]
29 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium [discussion]

JUNE 2012
1 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
2 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
4 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
7 Sunderland, UK @ the Stadium of Light [discussion]
9 London, UK @ Wembley Stadium (Capital FM’s Summertime Ball 2012) [discussion]
9 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]
10 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]
22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]
23 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]
25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]
26 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]
28 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum [discussion]
29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]

JULY 2012
2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]
3 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena [discussion]
5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]
6 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]
8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]
9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]
23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]
24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]
26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]
27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]
29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]
30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

AUGUST 2012
1 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills [discussion]
3 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]
4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]
7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]
8 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]
10 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]
11 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium [discussion]
30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]

SEPTEMBER 2012
2 Paris, France @ Stade de France [discussion]
4 Cologne, Germany @ Rheinenergie Stadium [discussion]
6 The Hague, Netherlands @ Malieveld [discussion]
7 Los Angeles, US @ Shrine Auditorium (Stand Up To Cancer) [discussion]
9 London, UK @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony [discussion]
12 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion [discussion]
14 Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Stadium [discussion]
16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Slavia Eden Stadium [discussion]
19 Warsaw, Poland @ National Stadium [discussion]
22 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Arena [discussion]

NOVEMBER 2012
10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt Smart Stadium [discussion]
12 Sydney, Australia @ MAX TV intimate show [discussion] [NEW!]
13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]
17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]
18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]
21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [discussion]

Read also: European Stadium Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the Europe tour)
Read also: North America Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the US/Canada tour)
Read also: 2012: Live Appearances – Easy Thread Finder (last updated – 12th January 2012)
Read also: 2012 tour date rumours (please post dates for ALL countries in here)

Kit yourself up for the forthcoming MX tour and get spotted with Coldplaying’s new range of merchandise! [click on the items for the full shop]

The new range of Coldplaying merchanise (unofficial of course to the official shop) has hit our stores, with our biggest range of goods so far. Prices are as low as they can be for a Cafepress shop so more people will be able to afford them. We don’t take any profits for the sale of the merchandise as a result. Take a browse in one of the online stores nearest to you: UK | US | Canada | Australia | European (shipping is worldwide, but you can choose what currency to pay in) – simply alter the country dropdown menu at the top of the shop page. [thanks to TracieMorgan and zzz]