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    From setlists to Slashed to Shiver, Coldplay's Oracle gets stuck into this week's questions

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (circa. 2900 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    August 16, 2012 - submitted by Ally, United States of America

    Q. HEY ORACLE! I know I ask you questions like every day but this one is good so please answer! In the video Shiver in the background there is a yellow globe. It looks like the album cover from Parachutes! Is it?

    The Oracle replies:

    There is indeed a yellow globe in the Shiver video and that very one is the one that was photographed for the Parachutes cover.


    August 16, 2012 - submitted by Quinn, Canada

    Q. Hi Oracle, hope your day's going swell! So I'm just needing to ask to make sure: is Coldplay still performing for the Paralymics? If so, then are they doing the opening or closing ceremonies?

    The Oracle replies:

    We answered that on here a couple of times and tweeted on the 15th August (yesterday) just to clarify what's happened. It's worth signing up to Twitter for updates...

    August 16, 2012 - submitted by Jocelyn, Canada

    Q. I heard on radio station I could send my video for the dvd of Montreal show, could you send the link for it? Thanks.

    The Oracle replies:

    It's only if you have film footage of Us Against The Word and/or Speed Of Sound. Here is more information for you.


    August 15, 2012 - submitted by Coldplay fan, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, Will Chris, Will, Guy, and Jon be in the Mylo Xyloto movie, such as Chris playing the role of Mylo? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    I think you may be a little confused. The Coldplay film is a live concert film - it's not about the Mylo Xyloto story that the comic is based on. The comic characters (which are all animated also) are not based on the band members nor are they them *playing* any of the characters. To see how the illustrations look, click here.


    August 15, 2012 - submitted by Daniel, United States of America

    Q. Hello Oracle! How come Frank Ocean has been taken off the upcoming tour dates? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    He hasn't been "taken off"; he's cancelled all his scheduled performances including his own European tour, V Festival and the opening slot with Coldplay.

    Anchorman will announce his replacement soon.


    August 15, 2012 - submitted by Prince, United States of America

    Q. It's my birthday, and I was wondering if the Oracle would actually reply?

    The Oracle replies:

    But if I reply and wish you a "happy birthday" then everyone will ask and I'm afraid I simply haven't got the time. ;-)


    August 14, 2012 - submitted by Brian, United States of America

    Q. Does anyone have the setlist from the August 10th, 2012 show in St. Paul, MN? There is an amazing amount of stuff from the tour on coldplay.com but I couldn't find any setlists!

    The Oracle replies:

    We don't publish the setlists but you can find them setlists.


    August 14, 2012 - submitted by Laura, Argentina

    Q. Hi dear Oracle! I hope you're doing great. The other day I was watching a documentary about different dialects and languages spoken within the UK and I found Welsh absolutely impossible to understand or imitate (I speak for myself here of course) Now, I know Jonny grew up in Wales and I was wondering, can he speak Welsh fluently? Regards from Buenos Aires, Lau

    The Oracle replies:

    The part of Wales that Jonny is from - Mold - is North Wales and very close to the English border. People from that area don't tend to have strong Welsh accents at all. As far as I know Jonny's secondary school wasn't a Welsh Language school so as he wasn't born in Wales he will have spoken English at home - and school. I'm pretty sure he's not fluent.


    August 13, 2012 - submitted by Ivy Guizar, United States of America

    Q. Hello to the almighty Oracle who I dare ask a question! (AKA Hey Oracle, can I ask you a question?) so I was on IMDb and I looked up Chris Martin and it says that him and Jonny are going to star in a movie (in the UK) called Slashed. Is this true? Because if it is, that's really cool! So please answer this question, I'm sure many other coldplayers would want to know too. Thank! Ivy from Los Angeles

    The Oracle replies:

    Slashed was filmed back in 2002 but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that footage from the film appeared. In June of this year more scenes were shown at a special gig but a full release hasn't been officially announced.


    August 13, 2012 - submitted by Ally, Uruguay

    Q. Dear elcarO, Was Coldplay at the closing ceremony? I recorded it and fast forwarded looking for them but I did not see them. LOVE , Ally

    The Oracle replies:

    They're playing the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympics - not the Olympics.


    August 13, 2012 - submitted by Ruthann, United States of America

    Q. Hi - I was at the St. Paul show on August 11th. Right before he started playing Fix You, Chris said "This is for___", and I didn't catch the name! Can you tell me who he said the song was for? Thank you!

    The Oracle replies:

    Yup, it was for the band's lovely Tour Manager - Marguerite.




    New photos of Coldplay performing at the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (10 August 2012):


















    Photos courtesy of www.pbase.com/jonswansonphotography (Jon Swanson Photography)


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    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]

    3 Los Angeles, CA @ American Idol show [discussion] [NEW!]

    4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

    5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ's Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion] [NEW!]

    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 London, UK @ Wembley Stadium (Capital FM's Summertime Ball 2012) [discussion] [NEW!]

    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]

    10 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy 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]

    9 London, UK @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony [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]


    NOVEMBER 2012

    10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt Smart Stadium [discussion]

    13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]

    17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]

    18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion] [NEW!]

    21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [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]


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    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]


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