Coldplay's Viva La Vida stadium tour ended in spectacular fashion last night at the massive Wembley stadium in the second of two consecutive concerts in London. Torrential rain arrived just as the band took to the stage and didn't subside until well into the set. Once again Jay-Z made a special appearance during Lost but Simon Pegg did not return for the acoustic set on the C-stage. See more C-stage photos at the Coldplay Live forum and also after the jump. Chris, Jonny, Will, Guy AND phil gave the most emotional group hug after Life In Technicolor ii to signal the end of the Viva tour. The official website has now been revamped and Viva no longer appears. However, there is still evidence that a Latin America tour will be going ahead...
Life In Technicolor
In My Place
Glass Of Water
Cemeteries Of London
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (Chris piano)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
Lost+ (feat. Jay-Z)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - sung by Will)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)
Photo by me!
Hello just got back. Incredible, no changes to setlist. It was an incredible performance and atmosphere. life in technicolor ii was great as was lost with jay-z. all supports were great as well. Very touching at the end when the band Hugged and phil Harvey joined them onstage. It's an end of an era and what a way to finish. Best night of my life. [thanks cleeson7]
Even better concert that the 18th. As soon as Blue Danube started it began raining torrentially and for the first 6 songs EVERYONE on the floor (probably half of the 80,000 crowd) were soaked to the skin. The atmosphere was incredible and must surely surpass that of Red Rocks several years ago when rain almost cancelled the show. With the rain, glowsticks, flying beer glasses (!), the end of the Viva tour, group huddle after the very last song which included Phil Harvey... etc etc... it really was the best show that Coldplay have ever put on. You just know when the lasers during Clocks glitter as raindrops pass through them that its going to be a special show. Yes #42 even better than Paris :P Thanks to Chavi who gave me her setlist :D and the Coldplayitalia crew at the C-stage for the Viva crown :D and thanks to the roadie who left his cap behind near the C-stage - you won't be needing it again for a while! Please don't arrest me it has gone to a very good home!! :X At one point we were wondering if the C-stage would actually go ahead - watching the roadies clear buckets of water from the under the stage and rip the carpets up didn't look good. Thank fuck it stopped raining by Glass of Water. No changes to the setlist and no appearance by Simon Pegg this time. [busybeeburns]
just got home, in short White Lies deserved longer, that was the 3rd time I've seen them and each time they get better. Girls Aloud, well that was my diner break. Jay Z bought the house down, was not expecting the crowd to be as into it as they were, was so lovely to see him genuinely humbled by it all and of course CP. I'd made it a point not to come on the forum in the past weeks so it was all a surprise and it was worth it. Could be the concert of the year for me and thats saying something seeing as I've seen this year The Warchild gig/ killers in Rome, Muse Teignmouth and Paris and Radohead (to name a few). Brilliant night and the parents loved it too. Job well done. I've taken so many pics, tomorrow will be sorting through them day <3 [thanks bello-lo]
Not much energy or inspiration to write a full review tonight, so just a few observations. We were sat on Jonny's side, third block from the front next to the aisle, an absolutely superb position to view the whole show, nip to the bar and for food, and also down to the pitch standing where the secret and illicit ciggie-smoking took place. SO, Coldplay! There's not much to say here really, lol. It seemed a much slicker operation at Wembley than Manchester, with the different bits of the set hanging together much tighter and far better organised. The band, roadies, all the crew really nailed this tonight, it went like clockwork. It was great to be further back than the last gig too, to have the perpective of the whole scene. Chris didn't seem to play too much to the front rowers again, but I didn't mind this time as I wasn't front row. And the scene was GORGEOUS. The lighting was brilliant, the video screens looked absolutely awesome from a distance away. It was mindblowing to see Coldplay play to this many people in this setting and seem so at home. Seriously good stuff. Ah, as always the gig passed in a flash. Before I really knew it Politik was on and I was planning my hasty exit after my beloved LiJ. Chris seemed quite tired again to me, but more relaxed and his voice less croaky than at Manchester. He really seemed to be having fun most of the time. I was bit disappointed he seems to have ditched the best bit of In My Place ('singing please please please...') and again only picked it up halfway through the phrase. LiJ was probably the weakest vocal of the night (BOO!), and he changed 'Osaka sun' to something unintelligible ('London sun'?) which always pisses me off (Imagine Bono changing it to Late Tuesday Afternoon, Bloody Late Tuesday Afternoon, or REM singing Losing my Agnosticism). So, not a great night for vocals, but everything else was almost perfect, and in many senses things were better than I could ever have imagined. What a long way we've come! From first gig of the tour at Brixton, to the last at Wembley...I can't believe it's all over. But, Viva La Vida, indeed. [thanks Tonsu]
I'm back! feet aching, throat sore, eyes red raw - but what an effing awesome gig! GA were plain awful - Sarah was definately on something, very reminiscent of Robbie pre: the Leaving Take That" announcement (hmmm i wonder...) anyway everything else was fantastic. Generally speaking i think the sound quality at Wembley Stadium is not the best, but it didn't spoil it for me. Jay Z was fab. Totally worked the crowd up into a frenzy - I loved the new song from Blueprint 3 as well, "New York" - female singer that does the vocal on that had an amazing voice. Then before you know it the sound of the classical music build up, the stage cuts to black out and we're off to the sounds of LIT. The sell out crowd are then given a whistle stop tour of 26 examples of a band at the top of their game. Then before you know it's over. The fireworks are exploding overhead, we return full circle (well almost) to LITii and the boys then play their final number. and. In the end. we lie awake and we dream of making our escape... Let's hope they don't escape just yet eh folks. 159 gigs on and the VLV Tour is at an end. Will, Johnny, Guy & Chris I hope you have a fantastic and well earned holiday. I for one cannot wait for Album number 5, but until then. Ohhh Woooaaaaa--aaaa-hhhhh Ohhh, Ohhh Woooaaaaa--aaaa-hhhhh Ohhh.. etc etc to fade.... [thanks rushofbloodUK]
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