Coldplay kick off their UK stadium tour in spectacular style

Band play 21-song, two-hour set in Coventry

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Coldplay

Coldplay kicked off their UK stadium tour last night (May 29) at Coventry's Ricoh Arena with a spectacular show.

The band, who have six further stadium shows lined-up, took to the stage with the now-familiar 'Back To The Future' theme intro tape and opened with the title track from their fifth album 'Mylo Xyloto'. The crowd had all been given the much-talked-about flouro-light wristbands, which lit up from the start and remained on for the first three songs.

Even without the wristbands, the show featured a lavish production, with giant balloons and confetti shot from the stage during 'Lovers In Japan', lasers flashing through the stadium on several songs and a huge runway.

As well as this, the band also used a tiny second stage at the back of the stadium, on which they played stripped down versions of 'Princess Of China', 'Up In Flames' and 'Warning Sign'.

The set concluded back on the main stage with 'Clocks', 'Fix You' and a final 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall'.

Coldplay played:

'Mylo Xyloto'
'Hurts Like Heaven'
'In My Place'
'Major Minus'
'Lovers In Japan'
'The Scientist'
'Yellow'
'Violet Hill'
'God Put A Smile Upon Your Face'
'Princess Of China'
'Up In Flames'
'Warning Sign'
'Don't Let It Break Your Heart'
'Viva La Vida'
'Charlie Brown'
'Paradise'
'Us Against The World'
'Speed Of Sound'
'Clocks'
'Fix You'
'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall'

Read More On This Artist

Video: Coldplay - Their Ten Best Songs

Coldplay Merchandise
More News
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM