4 September 2012 / submitted by Tomas, Slovakia
Q.  Dearest Oracle,

I'm going to go to the Coldplay gig in Prague in a couple of days. I've heard that Coldplay has changed the times they come on stage...I've been searching all over the internet, but could not find anything relevant. When do the doors open and when does Coldplay start?

Please help. Thank you very very much! :)
We've been announcing the stage times on our twitter page so it's best to check there on the day.

3 September 2012 / submitted by Adam, United States of America
Q.  What is the name of the epic classical song that plays right as Coldplay comes on stage?

It's kind of the best!
It's from the 1985 film Back to the Future (one of Chris' favourite films). The film was scored by Alan Silvestri and this is its theme music.

3 September 2012 / submitted by Celine, Denmark
Q.  Q. Hi Oracle.
I read down below that Coldplay's fifth member (better known as Phil Harvey) also was in Paradise video. Since that, have I really tried to find him in the video. Thinks I need a little help.
Thank you.

He was one of the zoo keepers running after the escaping elephant. The other chap is Tim Crompton who you will no doubt have heard of over the years.
Here's one example yet he is totally playing down his history!

3 September 2012 / submitted by Tabea, Germany
Q.  Dearest Oracle,
My friend Marina is a big Coldplay fan. She lives in Husum in Germany and I wanted to know if Coldplay comes one day for a concert to Husum or Hamburg or to a town near there.
A huge thank you :-)
The European tour has started and although there are 3 dates in Germany in the next two weeks, they're not all that close to Husum.
I'm not sure if you'd be able to get any tickets at such short notice but they're playing Cologne tomorrow, Munich on the 12th and Leipzig on the 14th.

3 September 2012 / submitted by Mimi, Sweden
Q.  Hey!!

Last week at the show in Sweden, Coldplay performed Paradise twice (to my delight) and said that the second performance would air on SU2C, which was so cool!!

But I just read online that they performed twice last night in Paris too, also for SU2C... Why is that? Please don't say that the Sweden show won't air?
I was at the Paris show last night but as we did a runner (leave the venue before the end of the show), 'we' didn't get to see anything after Fix You. We knew about Umbrella being performed but I hadn't heard a word about Paradise getting a second play. Apologies. The band did play PoC twice too so it seems Paris had quite a few treats.
I think you are mistaken, Mimi. The band performed Princess of China twice last night - not Paradise. It wasn't for the same reason either.

31 August 2012 / submitted by Elle, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Life In Technicolour is one of my all time favourite Coldplay songs. I have always wondered why the track on the album Viva La Vida doesn't have lyrics it is just an instrumental track? However the music video is a full version complete with lyrics. Is there a reason for this?
Thank you very much for answering my question, Elle.
Life in Technicolor and Life in Technicolor ii are two different songs. Part ii is the lyric version that was released as a single (from the Prospekt's March EP) and therefore a video was made.

31 August 2012 / submitted by Nils, Germany
Q.  Hello Oracle,
as I read through the recent questions I learned the band arrives at the venue just before the show and are leaving before anyone else does. On the upcoming european leg of the tour there are always 1 or 2 days between two shows. So what do the boys do between the shows? Sightseeing?
Thanks for answering :-)
The band go home after each show as they all have families that they want to spend time with. Travelling back after a show means they will be there in the morning to have breakfast and do the school run etc. Even when they are further afield, they don't have much time for sightseeing these days.

31 August 2012 / submitted by Lizzie, United Kingdom
Q.  Dearest Oracle,

I have an awkward problem. I've lost about 10lbs since breaking up with my boyfriend a month ago (just emotional stuff). It's kind of a big deal since I was already smallish. The real problem, however, is my friend who teases me about my weight. She is overweight, but not overly, but she makes comments about how I'm too skinny, and I'm not sure how to handle the situation. Do you have any pointers as to what I can say to her?

The "heartbreak diet" can't be helped. I'm afraid your friend is probably a little envious at you losing weight (sorry, but that's what I truly think) so if I were you I would just explain that it's not your choice.
If you tell her that you'd rather not be going through the pain & suffering let alone the weight loss but ask that she please refrain from making you feel more sad at this difficult time. That should do the trick!

30 August 2012 / submitted by Jacqueline B , United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
Could you confirm for me whether or not part of the Lovers in Japan music video was shot at 33 Portland Place in Marylebone, the same place used in The King's Speech as Lionel's office?
Wow, it's always very impressive when fans spot things that aren't necessarily well-known facts.
Yes, some shots were filmed there as well as some at Alexandra Palace and some at Abbey Mills Pumping Station.

30 August 2012 / submitted by Annie, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle, I was wondering if Chris played in any other bands like Guy does. That's all!
Chris has collaborated with and written / co-written for other artists but he isn't a member of any other band outside of Coldplay, no.