Coldplay played their final festival of their huge summer tour last night at Rock In Rio festival, Rio De Janeiro (1st October 2011). They now head to South Africa to play two huge concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg, starting on 5th October, before heading home to the release of their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto.
Coldplay took over Twitter once again as all of the following at some point trended worldwide during the concert: The Scientist, Us Against The World, Violet Hill, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face, Chris Martin, Charlie Brown, In My Place (plus more, depending on your country/location - including Lovers In Japan, Speed Of Sound which weren't even played tonight!). Chris did some artwork to the stage with cans of spraypaint during the show (pictured, below right). The show was streamed on YouTube at the Rock In Rio channel but apparently it won't be repeated on that channel so we await to see what quality recordings we get uploaded in the next 24-48 hours. Keep an eye on the Multimedia forum at the messageboard. Some excellent photos from the concert are already available courtesy of Rock In Rio @ Flickr and also from riotur @ Flickr.
More live discussion on this show is at the Coldplay Live forum (reviews start around page 42 onwards). Thanks to everyone who has contributed on the forums, Youtube and twitters. We'll have more on this show over the next few hours/days!
Hurts Like Heaven
In My Place
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
Us Against The World
Viva La Vida
Life Is For Living
Fix You (Amy Winehouse - Rehab cover intro)
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Photo courtesy of Rock In Rio @ Flickr
It's funny, because I wasn't even planning on watching tonight. I was over at my Dad's and happened to be on YouTube, and was like, "Oh yeah! Coldplay's about to be on!". We actually watched everything up until Lost! together. What a freaking fantastic concert Rock in Rio was. Chris, along with everyone else in the band and the crowd, was bouncing off the walls with energy, and it showed. This is quite possibly the best concert has done in recent memory. Good job, Coldplay! You truly rocked Rio. [thanks DundahMifflin]
I woke up at 6:30 am on Sunday morning..and it worthed! they were amazing : Chris' voice was perfect as the first summer concert in Germany's Rock am Ring, Will's drums was perfect as in Glastonbury, Jonny was perfect as usual and Guy was perfect as in Scotland. I mean, this concert was the sum up of all summer concerts. ah, and of course the crowd! I watched lots of Coldplay concerts and I've never seen an audience like that.. They were even singing along with the new single PARADISE. Now i can understand why musicians love Brazil or South America.!! they rocked not onyl Rio but also all the internet world!!! [thanks jeremyy]
My goodness... what a crowd! You could tell Chris was loving every minute of it. This was definitely the most excited I've seen him so far during this festival run. Since this is the last show for this run that we'll get to see broadcast, it's only fitting that it was so epic! That's amazingly awesome about Twitter... Coldplay still, as they once said, rules the world. I forgot to mention the spraypainting during In My Place... I loved it! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come on the tour. [thanks heelsrule1988]
OMG! amazing concert!!!! i was so excited to hear all those portuguese words!!! and btw, someone was asking about the people who where in a zip in front of the stage, it's a slide. it's not for vip, you just have a really long line until it's your turn they had it too at rock in rio in lisbon. [thanks lili_portugal]
I didn't expect so many Coldplay songs as worldwide TT!!! however I've never seen such an amazing crowd, I mean they knew all the songs, even Paradise! I understand why Chris was so thrilled during the whole concert!!! I wish I was there. [thanks Valentina]
I feel like I have to post a tiny review, because this was one of the best gigs they've done... It felt really special, I'm so happy I woke up for this! I watched from my comfy bed. Maybe it was because I'd only slept for four hours, but I cried a lot during the show. (Then again, I am a real crybaby.) Saw a few tears in the audience as well. I went back to sleep afterwards, and my dreams were filled with Coldplay. The crowd ROCKED, it was the best I've ever seen, thank you Brazilian people! You could tell the band were enjoying every second. The Dutch can learn a lot from you guys. I kinda want to hug everyone who was there. I am so jealous. I think Chris started a little messy, but the second half (Violet Hill!) he sounded amazing. Fix You hasn't been one of my favourites lately, but today it blew me away like it used to. Paradise is stunning live. UATW had the most perfect harmony. Charlie Brown was awesome, can't wait for the studio version. And Politik... sigh. [thanks Blue Nails]
Me and my girlfriend watched the concert together last night. We do live in Brazil, but it's far from Rio and also I'm physically unable to stay among such a crowd. Nevertheless it was absolutely magical. We were downright amazed throughout the whole time. I'm so proud everybody at the crowd could sing Paradise, I hope the band was happy. My favorite moment was when Chris spraypainted "Rio" on the wall. A very nice touch. [thanks Pierri]
More Coldplayer reviews to follow...
New photos of Coldplay @ Rock In Rio festival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (1st October 2011):
More photos available via Rock In Rio @ Flickr now.
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