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    Secret Gig in Cologne by 1Live

    Colplay played the second in their series of surprise intimate club gigs in Germany last night (April 7) and gave a lucky handful of fans a chance to hear new material of their hugely anticipated new album 'X&Y'.


    Following their set at the Melkweg Club in Amsterdam on Wednesday (April 6) Coldplay announced a gig at the 400-capacity Gloria Theatre in Cologne, Germany yesterday evening.


    Hundreds of fans waited outside the venue and those lucky enough to get tickets were treated to a 16-song set that included a host of brand new tracks, yet only one from their debut album 'Parachutes'.


    The band took the stage shortly after 9pm opening with new track 'Square One', before going on to play new single 'Speed Of Sound' and new album title track 'X&Y'.


    Drummer Will Champion surprised the fans by playing piano and harmonica on one track and bassist Guy Berryman also took up keyboard duties for a song. Chris Martin himself spoke some German to the crowd, thanking all the fans for coming and "for still remembering our name".


    And according to one fan, Chris Martin's "Dancing style even improved and is now wilder than ever before with some funny moves. He's got some more songs to dance to now, without playing the guitar or piano."


    The full setlist was:


    1. Square One

    2. Politik

    3. Speed Of Sound

    4. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

    5. Warning Sign

    6. X&Y

    7. Yellow

    8. Low

    9. The Scientist

    10. Til Kingdom Comes

    11. Clocks

    12. What If


    13. In My Place

    14. A Message

    15. Fix You



    "Speed of Sound" is the right choice for being the new single. "Politik" was (again) great, but at the wrong spot, because it took some of the power of "Speed of Sound". "What if" is the strongest Coldplay song on the upcoming tour. It takes a big piece of "The Scientist" with some more spice. Great! The girls loved "Til Kingdom Come", more or likely an "apple-is-goin-to-bed"-song, but still cute. "Fix You" was surprising and could also become a single. A lovely evening and worth all waiting for 13hours for the tickets. The "Twisted Logic" Tour can begin...


    ...and the CD has to be released, the waiting hurts ;)


    [thanks Elm & XFM]

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