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    Dallas review 2: Coldplay brings us grandeur, wistfulness - and wristbands (22-23 June)

    7423995504_d826a55250_s.jpgIt was a magical evening at the American Airlines Center on Friday night as fans filled the sold-out arena for the first night of Coldplay’s two day stay in Dallas, writes the Pegasus News website this weekend, in a review article of Coldplay's Dallas shows (on Friday and Saturday night - 22nd & 23rd June). Catch up on the latest tweets, pictures, videos from the shows at the Coldplay Live forum here (22nd - Friday) and here (23rd - Saturday) now. Read on to see what Pegasus News thought of Coldplay's shows in Dallas...


    Attendees were handed different colored Day-Glo wristbands as they walked into the venue without an explanation. It wasn’t until Coldplay took the stage later in the evening that the bracelets revealed their purpose.


    Wolf Gang, a London britpop band influenced by Coldplay, tried their hand at warming up the crowd as they trickled in. The band’s sound was clear and concise, leaving many impressed with what they had heard, but it was Swedish electro europop sensation Robyn that got people out of their chairs. The pint-sized pixie is not as well known in America as she is in Europe, but she put on quite the show. She danced all over the stage to her electric beats, performing tracks like “Dancing On My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend” from her Body Talk album series...

    When it came time for Coldplay to take the stage, the air was electric with anticipation. The British band is known for its crowd interaction and props, so it was fitting when the arena went dark that each wristband lit up and blinked along while John Williams’ theme from Back to the Future played. Fans went wild and screamed to a deafening pitch when lead singer Chris Martin struck the first notes of the night. A rainbow sea of lights illuminated the arena with their twinkle glow – a magical sight to behold.


    Coldplay wasted no time in kicking the celebration up a notch as the air filled with an overflow of confetti during the second tune of the night “In My Place” – which could have been reserved for the encore. During another tune, giant balloons fell from the rafters and bounced around the arena. The stage, the lights, and Martin’s clothes kept with the neon splatter paint graffiti theme of the band’s newest release Mylo Xyloto. Coldplay went through most of the hits in their musical catalog from their first album, Parachutes, to their most recent record. “The Scientist,” “Yellow,” “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face,” “Viva la Vida,” and “Paradise” were some of their biggest performed in Dallas on Friday. The band reserved the bigger hits for the encore.


    As usual, the band made its way to the back of the arena a play a few acoustic tunes in the audience during the encore. Performing “Us Against The World,” each member appeared in the audience one by one, adding beautiful harmonies to the song. Fans surrounding the band loved it, many grabbing their phones to take photos or record the special moment. After Coldplay performed “Speed of Sound,” they made their way back to the stage where they closed the evening to a sea of blinking wristband lights with “Clocks” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.”


    The bouncing balloons, confetti, and singing in the audience were expected, but the twinkling wrist bands really tipped the experience over the edge. We can’t wait to see what they do with their next album and tour.


    New photos of Coldplay performing at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX (22nd June 2012):


















    Photos courtesy of D210.tv @ Flickr (click for more!)


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    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] [NEW!]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ's Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion] [NEW!]

    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] [NEW!]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]

    18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion] [NEW!]

    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]


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    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]


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