Coldplay kick off their UK stadium tour in spectacular style

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

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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'

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