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    Coldplay news round-up: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, 'American Museum of Natural History' Gala

    20111112snl3a_1.pngChris Martin got a bit of a break from performing when he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for an interview on 11th November, writes Neon Limelight this weekend. [You can download the show in the Multimedia forum now and also discuss it in the Coldplay forum (thanks Mimixxx, iriden, jeremyy, zzz)]


    They continue with the review: "The singer talked about a slew of topics with his old pal Jimmy. Among them was chatter about his band’s uber successful new album Mylo Xyloto, his wife Gwyneth Paltrow and sometimes being confused by Coldplay’s busy traveling schedules. He recalls a hilarious incident where one of the band members (he wouldn’t mention names!) became so confused after waking up in an airport departure terminal in Iceland that he put his underwear on over his pants. Along with being witty, charming and just downright adorable, Chris did a little dancing. He and Jimmy shared bad dancing stories and performed the worm for everyone."

    Photo of Chris Martin on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (11th November 2011):




    Hitfix have the first review of Coldplay on Saturday Night Live which was aired on Saturday 12th November, where Coldplay performed Paradise and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. Read the reviews and check out some pictures below. [UPDATE: You can download the show in the Multimedia forum now and also discuss it in the Coldplay Live forum (thanks iriden, coldplaymom, ANGELOKUSS & Astronaut)]


    Hitfix continue: Coldplay comes onstage to sing “Paradise,” and my first thought? “This looks like the dorm room of an art student with a lot of black lights.” As for the song: it’s got an anthemic chorus that works, but there’s a long road to get to the good stuff. The audio mix onstage does a good job of delivering the ambient nature of the record, but when Coldplay goes this bombastic with its production, the underlying melodies and emotions often get lost. Their last album did a great job of tempering those impulses, but “Paradise” feels like a track left off “X&Y” more so than a logical extension of “Vida La Vida.” [Grade: B-]


    Then Hitfix wriote: We’re back in the art school dorm, with Coldplay performing “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.” I dig how the band’s drummer pulls a Mumford and Sons for a bit, playing acoustic guitar and the bass drum simultaneously. Each member of the band is a multiple-instrument threat, which is fun to see in concert as they trade off roles in order to perform the next song. I especially love the guitars in this track, which sound like bagpipes. Normally, bagpipes have me looking for the nearest cliff off which to jump, but it works for me in this song. Yes, liking Coldplay makes me uncool. But there you have it. [Grade: B+]


    Photos of Coldplay on Saturday Night Live (12th November 2011):








    Finally, Coldplay performed at the American Museum of Natural History's 2011 gala in New York on 10th November. Before the event, it was described as ""A much-anticipated highlight of the fall season, the museum gala is the American Museum of Natural History's largest annual benefit," the museum said in a news release. "More than 600 guests are expected to attend this year's dazzling ball. Following cocktails in the Roosevelt Rotunda, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and a performance by Coldplay in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life." No videos have emerged yet, but one review and two pictures have been found. [thanks mimixxx]


    The review goes on to say: At the American Museum of Natural History Gala on Thursday night, Emma Stone was not giving interviews. “Not a chance,” a clipboard-wielding flack said of the Carven-clad actress. “Seriously, forget it.”


    The publicist was walking backward while she shook her head, and nearly collided with Blythe Danner, who was picking her way through the party in search of her table. “Excuse me?” the bemused Danner asked the woman politely. “Forget what?”


    Coldplay was set to perform after dinner, which would give Danner a chance to see her son-in-law, Chris Martin, in action. Was she excited? The actress laughed. “Of course, I’m a very big fan,” Danner said. “I doubt that’s surprising.”


    Though they arrived at the event separately, Andrew Garfield seemed to be escorting Stone, his “Amazing Spider-Man” co-star. The Burberry-clad actor proffered his arm to the starlet for the descent from the Hall of Biodiversity into the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. “Very happy to be here,” Garfield nodded of the melee below, which from the stairs did look like leagues under the sea. Guests took on a coral-reef-like appearance from that distance. “It should be a fun night.”


    The crowd assembled at the closely placed dinner tables under the museum’s giant blue whale had a decidedly comedic bent. Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig and Jane Krakowski all present and accounted for, thanks to “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels’ customary patronage of the evening. Jimmy Fallon wasn’t sure how the night would go, despite the musical entertainment’s reputation as easy-listening. “Coldplay may get us all going,” the comedian said before dinner, cocking an eyebrow. “You never can tell.”


    Photos of Coldplay performing at the American Museum of Natural History's 2011 gala in New York (10th November 2011):






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