You probably saw it coming: Coldplay hitting the stage with all guns, or at least sparklers, blazing. Not just because they are one of the world's biggest rock bands; more because of their faintly ridiculous home-made garb.
It's all military jackets and multicoloured frayed sashes, which, along with current fourth album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, appears to take at least some influence from the Spanish Civil War.
The Brit four-piece's self-confidence knows no bounds in terms of song choice as well as their look. They follow the opening pair, both defining songs from the new album - including an explosive Violet Hill - with a run of signature epic rock ballads you would have expected to hear in the encore. In Your Place is stadium pop par excellence and the ever sublime Yellow even comes with an amusing, impromptu couple of lines from Farnsy's You're The Voice.
Read the full review article at the Coldplay Live forum here [thanks miumiu]
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