On the same day that the biggest band in the world, U2, released its new album, Coldplay were in Perth showing why its the No.1 contender for the heavyweight crown.
Friday was the first show of the band’s Australian tour, which comes to Melbourne this week, and the British quartet thrilled the packed house with a no-nonsense, high-energy rock show that featured hits from their four mega-selling albums, drawing heavily from the Grammy-winning Viva La Vida, the world’s best-selling album last year. Playing on a relatively simple stage, Coldplay proved that you don’t need pyrotechnics, fancy props or dancing girls when you have a catalog of superb songs to choose from including Clocks, sing-along favourite Fix You, Lost, The Scientist, Violet Hill and the evening’s highlight Viva La Vida.
Read the full review at the first Burswood Dome thread at the Coldplay Live forum here
If you missed it, you can now download the video and audio from Coldplay's MTV World Stage Performance from Tokyo at the Multimedia forum here [thanks Twisted Mind, Lore & LittleMissMessy]