Chris Martin's homecoming gig may not be quite the tub-thumping affair he had hoped for, report The Sun in another online article linked to the band this morning. Coldplay will play in his home town of Exeter on Saturday week but are under orders to keep the noise down. Here's the rest of The Sun's article:
Coldplay will headline the, ahem, Big Noise Session at Exeter Castle - a new concert in aid of Mencap which follows the charity's Little Noise Session in London last month. But the winter wonderland-themed event is limited by a noise abatement order served by Exeter Council in October to control use of amplified sound at the historic venue.
Maybe it explains why Coldplay plan a scaled-down, acoustic set. This also fits plans for their new album, which I told you yesterday will be of acoustic recordings in a church. Also on the bill at Exeter are Lily Allen and La Roux- and I'm sure all the acts will make sure the night goes off with a bang. If not a very big one.
Meanwhile, the owners of Exeter Castle have said a noise abatement order issued on the premises has had no bearing on the type of concert Coldplay are planning to perform there, report Exeter's Express & Echo. Here is their article:
Guy Wadsworth, of the Exeter Castle Partnership, quashed speculation that the order, issued by Exeter City Council in October, had anything to do with Chris Martin and his band opting for a scaled down acoustic set. He has told the Echo it was the band’s decision to do this kind of show, although he emphasised that no sound would be audible from anywhere outside the castle’s grounds. Doors will open at 6.30pm with Coldplay aiming to finish their set at 10.30pm, on Saturday, December 19.
The latest discussion on this new show is currently happening at the Coldplay Live forum, where you can read the latest comments here onwards.
More photos of Coldplay's most recent concert - at Wembley stadium, London, UK (19th September 2009):
Photos by Kimgan
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