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    Toronto preview: Live Nation cause confusion with Coldplay camera policy sparking #coldplayfilm rumours

    20120601emr21a_1.jpgLive Nation (Ontario) revised their camera policy publicly via twitter this week ahead of Coldplay's two Toronto shows next Monday and Tuesday (23rd & 24th July), sparking rumours that the #coldplayfilm DVD would be coming from these shows.


    Despite originally tweeting that no cameras would be allowed at all citing the Coldplay tour had requested this, they revised this policy to what we expected it to be, saying that no professional cameras (lenses exceeding 75mm) and no audio/video recording equipment were allowed. Anchorman followed this up with a tweet from the Coldplay account, "Re a few folks asking - you're welcome to bring your camera to a Coldplay show (as long as it's not a professional / removable lens one)."


    The Oracle had already previously posted about general Coldplay shows: "Who says you're not allowed to take a camera? Apart from camera phones which I know many people do have these days, you are allowed to take cameras - as long as they're not full professional kit. Leave the telephoto lens at home but snap away and then share your pics via Live Transmission."


    Read on for some of the comments from the messageboard that were posted at the height of the confusion...




    Live Nation's camera policy on Thursday 19th July for Coldplay's two shows next week



    Live Nation's revised camera policy on Friday 20th July



    Anchorman put Coldplayers at ease with confirmation of Coldplay's live concert policy


    Since the original policy was 'at the request of the tour' I'm guessing Coldplay amended or at least ok'd the amendment. But non-professional camers haven't been allowed anywhere on the tour, so why the temporary blanket ban? I think it's because they don't want to may flashed interfering with their own filming. #ColdplayFilmLiveInToronto,lol. *daydreams* Back when they started the #ColdplayFilm, Phil asked for suggestions for where it sould be filmed, and many including me said Toronto. Some even said we deserved it because of the canceled DVD in '06 and I wouldn't be surprised if they did. [thanks TracieMorgan]


    I can't believe they're doing this... Coldplay must have a reason though. Maybe they figured, eh, we'll enjoy the show better if we're not holding a camera recording? Just a new rule for the rest of the tour. Hmmmm... or maybe they decided to film the whole show for a DVD??? I think I'll go check what the other venues are doing. [thanks randomnames]


    It's so confusing! Oracle says yes, ACC says no. Wish there was just an official statement saying definitely yes/no. I just called ACC and they said "Strictly no cameras, or audio, or video recording devices". They didn't tell me why! They said that phones would be allowed, they can't take away phones, but ANY camera will be confiscated. When I asked why the lady said that it was someone in the tour that requested it, like a manager or high up producer person. It wasn't the ACC who made the decision, or related to the ACC in any way. The woman said she thought it was odd because in the past Coldplay allowed point and shoot digital cameras, but she had no idea why this time. I told her I hope that CP record it and release a DVD, and she agreed. Haha. [thanks alexis16]


    Wow... they BETTER be filming the concert there, cause this is really unfair especially for the amount of money you pay for the ticket. Just wondering, does it say anywhere on the ticket that no cameras are allowed. I was just on the ACC website and it said that no cameras are permitted, which is weird cause every concert I've been to there has allowed cameras. [thanks Cristina42]


    I'm confused, too. I have VIP tix for both the 23rd and 24th and in the communication they sent out it says "Non-professional cameras and cell phone cameras are allowed during the concert and at the VIP reception." But the LiveNation Advisory I received in Email said no cameras are allowed. So I'm going to only take my cell phone on the 23rd and if I see that cameras are getting in I will post something on this thread for the benefit of the folks attending on the 24th. This is really making me think that they are going to record these shows for the DVD. They like the Air Canada Centre (remember the 2005 video?). [thanks JillyBlue]


    I thought that was *always* the policy, at least in regards to the recording equipment. Either way, the first time I saw the lads they filmed it (for How We Saw the World) so it'd be nice if they filmed again and actually got released this time. That said, with floor seats I'm worried that everything will be obstructed by gear if they are indeed filming. Either way, we'll find out Monday! See you there! [thanks adamschoales]


    New photos of Coldplay performing at the Verizon Center, Washington, DC (8-9 July 2012):














    Photos courtesy of The Concert Man (click for more!)


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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]

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    24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]

    25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]

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

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    MAY 2012

    1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]

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

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    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]

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    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]

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    25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]

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

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    JULY 2012

    2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]

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

    5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]

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    8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]

    23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]

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    26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]

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    29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

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    7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]

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    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)


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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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