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    Coldplay Live Reviews and Setlist - Rock am Ring festival, Nürburgring, Germany (4th June 2011)

    Coldplay played a stunning set at the Rock am Ring Festival in Germany on 4th June 2011, which was streamed live across the world on the web. They played five new songs, which included Hurts Like Heaven, Major Minus (formerly known as Up With The Birds), Us Against The World, Charlie Brown (formerly known as Cartoon Hearts) and the new single Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. Sadly we didn't get to see Princess of China tonight.


    More live discussion on this show is at the Coldplay Live forum (66 pages so far and growing quickly!) You can also find lots of download links in the Multimedia forum to watch the performance again. Some excellent photos have been uploaded at Rhein Zeitung today which clearly show the confetti as letters M & X (as seen on the official website). Thanks to everyone who has contributed on the forums, Youtube and twitters, and recorded the show in all formats! We'll have more on this show over the next few hours/days!


    20110604rar2.jpgSetlist (Confirmed):


    Intro (Back To The Future themetune)

    Hurts Like Heaven


    In My Place

    Major Minus (*PKA Up With The Birds)


    Singing In The Raining

    Cemeteries Of London

    God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

    Violet Hill

    The Scientist

    Us Against The World


    Viva la Vida

    Charlie Brown (*PKA Cartoon Hearts)

    Life Is For Living



    Fix You

    Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall


    *PKA = Previously Known As


    Picture courtesy of analoeskah @ Flickr


    Now that Coldplaying works again (and my emotions are back in control) - FUCK I loved this show! Even just watching it on tv. I love the new songs, especially Major Minus. And Hurts like heaven (fast!). I loved all of the guitar parts. I loved GPASUYF and Cemeteries. Shed a few tears during (all-time favourites) Politik and The Scientist and one during (new favourite) LIFL. Will was awesome (as usual). I loved Jonny's guitar parts. Awesome to see him loving to be rocking it (and to see Chris loving Jonny loving to be rocking it). I loved Guys big basslines, I loved Chris' gorgeous singing (fix you anyone?). I love how happy the guys looked, I love their outfits, I loved the light show and all the colours, I love the piano, I loved (singin in) the rain, I loved the lightning during Clocks. Idk, somehow I didn't expect them to do this, like BOOM. I'm sure everyone there had an awesome time. Even those big guys with long hair and beer and tattoos. Still not too fond of ETIAW, but could get used to it. Also not too fond of booing Germans, but very fond of a joking Chris Martin. I also loved The Kooks. Anything else? Well this is generally why I love this band so much. They've outdone themselves tonight. Sorry for hyper post. [thanks Blue Nails]

    The whole first half of the concert, from Hurts Like Heaven through Violet Hill... I've never seen Coldplay rock so hard. They played all upbeat songs, with the exception of Lost, which still has a powerful beat... Major Minus was freaking awesome. They were seriously rocking hard during that, and then God Put a Smile Upon Your Face was the most epic I've ever heard it. Definitely like that Chris picked up the electric, that's rare. Awesome, awesome show. Love the new stuff. [thanks milesahead89]


    I'd love to put Alan McGee's face in front of Jonny's guitar for the whole of that first half and watch his skin slowly peel away from his already fucked up face. [thanks howyousawtheworld]


    AWESOME SHOW. Any doubts I may have had from ETIAW are put to rest.. I am so happy that they mixed up the setlist from yesterday, hope that continues for the rest of the summer. Song by Song breakdown: MX: Little intro? Good lead into; Hurts Like Heaven: i'm digging it, chorus seems solid, we'll see how it develops from more listens; Yellow: classic, has to be played every show and a good way to get the audience into it after two new songs; In My Place: Fantastic as usual, like the confetti early in the show, makes the stage all pretty for the rest of it; Major Minus: Again, good on first listen, bet it'll get even better.. kinda dark, but it's a cool song.. not sure why "Major Minus" is the title though; Lost!: I like the addition of the balloons for this one, plus Singing In The Rain outro was a nice touch; Cemeteries Of London: interesting to see this guy pop up, but I love it and think it's one of the most underrated from VLV; God Put A Smile Upon Your Face: LOVE LOVE LOVE the new into, Chris fingerpicking the electric sounded soo cool; Violet Hill: was not expecting this to pop up, but they have a big catalogue and I hope they remember that when making their setlists this summer!; The Scientist: my favorite Coldplay song, so happy to see it return to it's full form and not that acoustic version; Us Against The World: Reminded me a lot of Til Kingdom Come but that's not necessarily a bad thing!; Politik: Perfectly placed in the setlist, great energy and sliding into VLV after that mini piano intro/outro was awesome; Viva La Vida: just like Yellow, got the audience to go crazy; Cartoon Heart: probably my favorite new song that they played, that guitar riff was amazing (I know the live stream called it "Charlie Brown" but I think "Cartoon Heart" is the real name); Life Is For Living: WHAT?! Can't wait for more surprises like this one..; Clocks: Well, yeah, not what I wanted to hear, but they had to play it. Fix You: This song is made for encores, I loved the Swallowed In The Sea > Fix You Encore from the X&Y tour, hope they bring that back

    Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall: I like this song more and more everytime I hear it, and I cannot imagine how awesome it must have been to hear as the finale in the rain! *Jonny Buckland, picking up a stratocaster was the greatest decision you've every made [thanks toddbluezoo]


    wow... kinda blown away by this concert. Sometimes, I really don't like it that I don't cry during concerts. Coldplay would deserve that I really loved the moment of Us Against the World, when they stood there on the stage, close together, all happy to play music again and singin these song... They only need to announce tour dates (I hope they do), cause I've missed their last tour. [thanks dreamorlife]


















    Pictures: Rhein Zeitung


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