Jump to content
  • Guest

    Coldplay's Oracle on the band's band flight experiences, LRLRL, Studland Bay, 360 degree staging

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (over 2600 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    March 29, 2012 - submitted by George, United Kingdom

    Q. Hello Oracle, I was wondering, with the band travelling across the globe so often to so many places, has there ever been a bad flight experience? emergency landings, horrendous turbulance) thanks :)

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes, inevitably there have been many patches of turbulence over the years but a couple of really bad moments do sprint to my mind. One I was present for. We were in a very small plane from Vegas to Palm Springs for a Coachella performance. I honestly thought I should try and call home to say my goodbyes as the plane took dips like a rollercoaster. Really rather frightening. I don't suppose that compares to when Chris went on an Oxfam trip. The plane hit a dust patch on landing causing Chris to fear for his life!


    March 29, 2012 - submitted by Arthur, Paraguay

    Q. Is Guy going to be in NYC for The Pierces's concert on Thursday night?

    The Oracle replies:

    I shouldn't think so Arthur as he lives in the U.K and as far as I know, is at home at the moment.March 28, 2012 - submitted by Ben, United Kingdom

    Q. Last week I went on a geography trip to Studland Bay where the music video for Yellow was filmed - why was this beach, of all beaches chosen?

    The Oracle replies:

    James Frost (one half of the video's directing team) said it was their producer who suggested it. As is usual with videos, several locations are given as options before a scout of those places are carried out. Studland Bay was actually the first they visited and as soon as they saw it they knew immediately it was the right place to film.


    March 28, 2012 - submitted by Johanna, United States of America

    Q. Shalom. The other day I saw a post on Rihanna's Facebook page that said she was on the set of Coldplay's Princess of China video. But I haven't seen anything about it from Coldplay. Are they making one? T.Hanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    PH (Phil) did actually post a photo of Chris on Coldplay's Twitter a few days ago.


    March 27, 2012 - submitted by Mega Elizabeth, Indonesia

    Q. Hey Oracle I have seen coldplay video.. Charlie Brown. who the boy in ya video? Thx .. handsome boy.

    The Oracle replies:

    His name is Elliott Tittensor.


    March 27, 2012 - submitted by Leah, Trinidad and Tobago

    Q. Dear Oracle, I bought tickets to see Coldplay on 24th July in Montreal with 4 other friends. The Ticket we received says Section 205 "Obstructed view". The Bell Centre said that they won't know how obstructed the view will be because they don't know the stage setup.... We're flying in all the way from Trinidad & Tobago to see the show and I'm hoping that we didn't get stuck with poor viewing :(((( Can you help or provide any info re: stage plan for Bell Centre at Montreal?? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    The stage set-up is 360 degree so you'll be able to see wherever your seats are. Obstructed view usually suggests some part of the supports and/or beams so you will definitely need to check with the venue to find out whereabouts Section 205 places you in relation to the structure.


    March 27, 2012 - submitted by Julia, Brazil

    Q. Is the drawing of the butterfly from LeftRightLeftRightLeft original? If not, where does it come from?

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes. If you've been lucky enough to attend one of the Viva shows and be even luckier to get yourself a confetti butterfly, you'll see that it is the same shape as the lrlrl logo. In fact, taking luck one step further into the realms of luckiest, if you had a physical copy of the LRLRL CD, if you put your confetti butterfly atop the logo butterfly, they are exactly the same size as well as shape.


    March 26, 2012 - submitted by Kristin, United Kingdom

    Q. Hey Oracle, is it wrong to go to a concert alone?

    The Oracle replies:

    I have been to loads of concerts on my own. If you have nobody to go with you at least you will be in a place where everyone is there for the same thing and will have a great time with like minded folk.


    March 26, 2012 - submitted by Tyler, United States of America

    Q. Hello Oracle! Is the band's studio (The Beehive/Bakery) truly located in Northern London, particularly Camden Town area? This past weekend I was in London for the first time and had a blast. Such an amazing city. I looked on the internet for pictures and locations of the studios, and I think that I found the right area. Are you able to confirm that I was at the right place?

    The Oracle replies:

    It's located in North London yes but not technically in Camden Town. From your description you were at the right place but the band wouldn't have been there though (they're not presently there either). Aw I hope you didn't spend too much time waiting when there are so many more fun things to do in London.


    March 26, 2012 - submitted by Gavin, United States of America

    Q. Oracle, I have the opportunity to study abroad next spring and am so excited as I have never been out of the USA before. (except a one day trip a few miles into Canada) I'm an English major and don't know any other languages, so I've narrowed it down to Scotland, Ireland, or England. Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Cork, Ireland are at the top of my list. Wherever I go I'll be able to travel on a few weekends and spring break, but it's still a tough decision! Opinion? Advice?

    The Oracle replies:

    Ooh what a tough choice! I love Scotland and Ireland but if you forced my hand to choose one of those places to go and study, I would definitely pick Edinburgh. I know someone who is currently at St.Andrews and he loves it but yup, I'd pick the thriving capital.


    March 22, 2012 - submitted by Alicia, Mexico

    Q. I am afraid. I found a person that likes the same things that I like. She loves the same bands, movies, etc. that I. Everything is SO similar! Should I be concerned or upset? It's like I'm not unique. It's a little bit traumatic. She loves the same lyrics that I... It's inexplicable.

    The Oracle replies:

    Don't worry Alicia, it's not inexplicable. We're all humans so by our nature we'll have a lot in common with many other people. I mean, Coldplay have sold millions of records so that's a thing that unites a certain set of people despite age, creed, race etc. If we then add favourite books, films, TV shows, comedians etc. then it would stand that if we all liked totally different things we wouldn't have the means to experience any of it. There wouldn't be the need for cinemas showing films or theatres with comedy or bands playing live gigs because everything would be too niche. Yes, we are all unique in our differences but we should celebrate our similarities with the people who share them. Or at the very least embrace those differences to experience new things - even if the new is from 1845. *This is my favourite piece of classical music. Ever.


    March 22, 2012 - submitted by Martin, Australia

    Q. Greetings oh wise Oracle... This question might have been asked already, but which Mylo Xyloto album artwork do the boys consider to be the 'main' or 'original' one?

    The Oracle replies:

    Ooh that's an interesting question yet at the same time if we think about it... why would anyone who had an absolute give the option? I think the beauty of it is that they see that both work so well but suit different individual styles within the parameters. As with lyric interpretation, the band have left it up to you to decide which you prefer. That's also why I like the personalised MX artwork.


    March 21, 2012 - submitted by Jack, United Kingdom

    Q. Dear Oracle, I'm seeing the boys at the Emirates Stadium in London on the 4th of June (first time so I'm massively excited already!!) I've got GA tickets which I believe includes the first tier of stadium seating. In your experience, how early would I need to get to the venue to queue to get a decent choice of seats? Thanks :)

    The Oracle replies:

    Ooh Jack, that's a big pressure question! I wouldn't like to say "get there for 9 a.m" but I do know for a fact that some of our wonderful fans will do because the crew & I have met a few of them of several occasions. I went to a show at Wembley Stadium last Summer and got there at around 5pm. It wasn't too difficult to get a good standing aspect but the only available GA seats were no where near the front. That said, wherever you are in a stadium you're going to have a great view of the overall show and its effects. In answer to your direct question though, I'd have to say "er, early"!


    March 21, 2012 - submitted by Eelco, Netherlands

    Q. Best Oracle in the world, Last year I saw Coldplay at the Pinkpop Festival, it was my first festival ever. I saw lots of people wearing weird and funny clothes. I'll be going to Pinkpop again this year with some friends. My friends want to dress up funny, but I don't now why I should do it too. Would you dress up funny for a festival? Greets from Holland, Eelco

    The Oracle replies:

    Personally no, I wouldn't dress up at any festival - though I should point out that I generally love fancy dress. Bestival is a festival that encourages people to dress up on the Saturday and I know that the first day of T In The Park some people do attend in costume too. I suggest you only do what YOU feel comfortable doing and that's not just my advice for dressing up for Pinkpop, but for life!




    twittercoldplaying.jpg facebook.png youtube1a.png lastfm_1.png myspace1.jpg


    Don't forget to check out your tour discussion thread if you are getting Coldplay tickets or just getting excited for the European & North American 2012 shows and other forthcoming appearances:


    FEBRUARY 2012

    8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (iHeartRadio) [discussion]

    9 Los Angeles, CA @ Jimmy Kimmel Live [discussion]

    10 Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute [discussion]

    12 Los Angeles, CA @ 54th Grammy Awards, Staples Center [discussion]

    16 Sydney, Australia @ 2DayFM, Mobile Live Set (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Sunrise (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]

    21 London @ Brit Awards 2012, O2 Arena [discussion]


    MARCH 2012

    2 New York, NY @ Good Morning America [discussion]

    4 New York, NY @ The Secret Policeman's Ball, Radio City Music Hall (Amnesty International) [discussion]


    APRIL 2012

    17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place [discussion]

    18 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome [discussion]

    20 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    21 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]

    24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]

    25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]

    27 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]

    28 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]


    MAY 2012

    1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    18 Porto, Portugal @ Dragao Stadium [discussion]

    20 Madrid, Spain @ Estadio Vicente Calderón [discussion]

    22 Nice, France @ Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia [discussion]

    24 Turin, Italy @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]

    26 Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund [discussion]

    29 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium [discussion]


    JUNE 2012

    1 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    2 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    4 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]

    7 Sunderland, UK @ the Stadium of Light [discussion]

    9 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    10 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    23 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]

    25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    26 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

    28 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum [discussion]

    29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]


    JULY 2012

    2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]

    3 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena [discussion]

    5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    6 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

    8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

    26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

    29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

    30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]


    AUGUST 2012

    1 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills [discussion]

    3 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]

    7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    8 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

    11 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]

    28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium [discussion]

    30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]


    SEPTEMBER 2012

    2 Paris, France @ Stade de France [discussion]

    4 Cologne, Germany @ Rheinenergie Stadium [discussion]

    6 The Hague, Netherlands @ Malieveld [discussion]

    12 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion [discussion]

    14 Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Stadium [discussion]

    16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Slavia Eden Stadium [discussion]

    19 Warsaw, Poland @ National Stadium [discussion]

    22 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Arena [discussion]


    Read also: European Stadium Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the Europe tour)

    Read also: North America Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the US/Canada tour)

    Read also: 2012: Live Appearances - Easy Thread Finder (last updated - 12th January 2012)

    Read also: 2012 tour date rumours (please post dates for ALL countries in here)


    Kit yourself up for the forthcoming MX tour and get spotted with Coldplaying's new range of merchandise! [click on the items for the full shop]


    cpingshopdesigns1.png cpingshopdesigns2.png cpingshopdesigns3.png cpingshopdesigns4.png cpingshopdesigns5.png


    The new range of Coldplaying merchanise (unofficial of course to the official shop) has hit our stores, with our biggest range of goods so far. Prices are as low as they can be for a Cafepress shop so more people will be able to afford them. We don't take any profits for the sale of the merchandise as a result. Take a browse in one of the online stores nearest to you: UK | US | Canada | Australia | European (shipping is worldwide, but you can choose what currency to pay in) - simply alter the country dropdown menu at the top of the shop page. [thanks to TracieMorgan and zzz]


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    This is now closed for further comments

  • Create New...