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PARADISE TOUR is the fifth concert tour by British band Coldplay. Launched in support of their fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto (2011), the tour began in October 2011 with a series of one-off concerts in Europe. A full-production show began in December 2011 in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. It continues into 2012 with shows in North America, Europe and Australasia.

Background

After devoting the summer of 2011 to a promotional tour in Europe, the Americas and Africa,[1] the band announced the tour via their Twitter account in September 2011. Initial dates revealed shows in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. A set of rehearsal shows were added for October and November, seeing the band partake in radio festivals and fan-exclusive gigs. Due to the demand, the band added additional shows in the UK. One of those dates is a concert at Dingwalls in London. Here, the band played several shows to help finance their debut album. Later in November, more dates were added in the UK, this time, playing stadiums in June 2012.[2] The shows in Manchester, Sunderland and London sold out in under two hours.[3] The tour kicked off with a live-streamed concert in Madrid.[4]

Stageshow

The Mylo Xyloto Tour, much like the Twisted Logic Tour of 2005, has been noted for its extravagant live performances and stage effects.

  • "Xylobands" were created by Jason Regler, a friend of the band. These are radioactive wristbands that light up, flashing on and off during the concert. They mainly take effect during the intro to "Hurts Like Heaven", and as the songs "Charlie Brown" and "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" are performed.
  • During the song "In My Place", as the chorus is sung by Chris Martin with the crowd, confetti erupts from a large cannon on the catwalk.
  • As "Yellow" is performed, just like in many other of the band's live shows, the crowd is showered with multi-colored balloons filled with glitter. Before, the balloons were only colored yellow, as a homage to The Flaming Lips.
  • When "Princess of China" is performed, during the second verse of the song, Rihanna appears on multiple large screens as she sings with the band.
  • Often times, the band climb into the stands to sing and perform with the audience during the song "Us Against the World".
  • The show as a whole has been noted for its use of laser lighting systems, as well as strobe lighting systems. The aforementioned effects are used on the tour mostly during the song "Major Minus".

Opening acts

Setlist

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe[2]
July 13, 2012 Edinburgh Scotland Murrayfield Stadium
July 14, 2012
July 16, 2012 Manchester England Etihad Stadium
July 17, 2012
July 19, 2012 London Emirates Stadium
July 20, 2012
July 22, 2012
July 24, 2012 Coventry Ricoh Arena
July 26, 2012 Sunderland Stadium of Light
North America[19]
July 31, 2012 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
August 1, 2012 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
August 3, 2012 Vancouver Rogers Arena
August 4, 2012
August 6, 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre
August 7, 2012
August 9, 2012 Montreal Bell Centre
August 10, 2012
South America[20]
August 13, 2012 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
August 14, 2012
August 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Praça da Apoteose
August 17, 2012 São Paulo Morumbi Stadium
August 19, 2012 Bogotá Colombia Simón Bolívar Park
August 20, 2012
August 22, 2012 Lima Peru Estadio Universidad San Marcos
August 24, 2012 Estadio Monumental "U"
North America[21]
August 26, 2012 Mexico City Mexico Estadio Azteca
August 27, 2012
August 29, 2012 Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco
August 31, 2012 Monterrey Estadio Tecnológico
Europe[22]
September 3, 2012 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
September 4, 2012 Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
September 6, 2012 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena
September 7, 2012 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
September 9, 2012 Liverpool Liverpool Echo Arena
September 10, 2012 Manchester Manchester Arena
September 12, 2012 London The O2 Arena
September 13, 2012
September 15, 2012 Dublin Ireland Phoenix Park
September 16, 2012
September 18, 2012 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
September 19, 2012
September 21, 2012 Nice France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
September 22, 2012
September 23, 2012 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
September 25, 2012 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
September 26, 2012 RheinEnergieStadion
September 28, 2012
September 30, 2012 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
October 1, 2012 The Hague Malieveld


Box office score data

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Manchester Arena Manchester 18,103 / 18,305 (99%) $1,530,480[23]
The O2 Arena London 29,835 / 30,200 (99%) $2,553,150[23]
Sportpaleis Antwerp 18,340 / 18,340 (100%) $1,477,530[24]
O2 World Berlin 14,660 / 14,991 (98%) $1,120,610[25]
Rexall Place Edmonton 14,306 / 16,238 (88%) $1,220,710[26]
Rose Garden Portland 12,966 / 12,966 (100%) $1,076,567[26]
TOTAL 107,310 / 111,040 (97%) $8,979,047

Broadcasts and recordings

The premiere concert in Madrid was streamed live on YouTube. Entitled, "Coldplay Live: Unstaged", the band performed songs from their new album alongside their previous hits. The concert aired on 26 October 2011. The show was not only streamed on YouTube but also in Times Square.[27] Internet users were able to view exclusive content including a pre-show interview and footage from the band's soundcheck.[27] Viewers were also able to select their camera view, spanning from "front of stage" to "aerial". The show was directed by Anton Corbijn and presented by American Express.[28] The live webcast is reported to have been viewed by nearly 20 million viewers.[29] Replay of the show on Vevo was viewed by nearly 8 million viewers.

The show at the UEA Large Common Room was broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 on 27 October 2011. The band's concert at La Cigale was also live-streamed exclusively for views in Eastern Europe and Asia on Orange. The show at Dingwalls was also aired live on BBC Radio 2 on 15 December 2011.[30]

On the second leg of the U.K tour, a show at the Emirates Stadium in London on the 1st of June was aired live on Absolute Radio in an exclusive show featuring the full live set, and interviews from the support bands Ash and Marina And The Diamonds. There were also exclusive interviews with members of Coldplay. The Show at the Stadium Of Light in Sunderland on the 7th of June was recorded live for broadcast across radio stations on the 14th of June. Broadcasting included band interviews mixed with classic Coldplay tracks and fans views. After an hour of selected tracks from the set would be played back to back. The radio stations included Kerrang! Radio, Key 103, Radio City, Rock FM, Hallam FM, Viking FM, Radio Aire, Metro Radio, TFM, CFM, Clyde 1, Forth One, Cool FM, Northsound 1, MFR, Radio Tay, Radio Borders and West FM.

Also at the 3 U.K shows at the Emirates Stadium posters were seen stating how the concerts were being filmed by the bands record label for later release. It had been stated at the beginning of the year that the band would be recording a live DVD at some point during the year. Also on the Xylobands that the crowd are given, a Twitter account was revealed as @ColdplayFilm. The page has no information, but it is believed that the London and possibly other U.K shows were recorded for the purpose of the Coldplay Live DVD due for release at the end of 2012. This has not yet been confirmed.

External links

References

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