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    Houston Preview: Coldplay plays Toyota Center tonight

    guyberryman2008a.jpgPerforming in Coldplay — one of the world’s biggest bands — could get comfy. Too comfy, even. For bassist Guy Berryman, though, the nightly thrill is intact. After all the massive stadium shows and festivals, stepping on stage still brings that rush of blood.


    “I don’t get nervous anymore. But I still get that great sense of excitement,” he says. “I love that moment right before we go on, that anticipation of the lights coming down. It never tires for me.”


    Coldplay is on a global tour supporting Vida La Vida or Death and All His Friends, the British band’s fourth album of moody, edge-of-artsy piano rock. In a year of music industry struggles, the album is a standout, having enjoyed the biggest debut yet for Berryman, vocalist-pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckman and drummer Will Champion: In the United States alone, the album sold 720,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band plays Toyota Center tonight. “We’ve got four records now, so we have to get the balance right between the new album and the old songs people want to hear,” Berryman says. “We try to make it as dynamic as possible from beginning to end.”


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