44 oracle items tagged as live
May 7, 2015 / submitted by Aidan, New Zealand
Q.  Hi Oracle,

Who plays all the other instruments like strings on Viva la Vida for the live tours?

Will & Miller (off stage) trigger the playback on certain tracks.
The band obviously can't have every single instrument played live as it appears on the albums.
The way songs are recorded, there may also only be one person who multitracks / layers their part also so it would be impossible for someone to play several parts live.
As you say, the strings for example...
Everything you see being played, is being played live.

April 30, 2015 / submitted by Filippo, Italy
Q.  Dear Oracle, I wanted to know more about the instrumental track called Aiko which is in the Live 2012 DVD. Where does its name come from? When was it recorded? Was it released somehow? Thank you in advance.

I don't know of it as a song. I have seen people saying that Aiko is the instrumental piece in Will's interview segment of the DVD but I haven't seen anything to confirm that - despite reading people who claim that it is in the credits.
The name Aiko appears in the DVD booklet (one of Chris' doodles) - it's the name of Mylo's Dad (his parents are Aiko and Lela).
If it is also the name of the instrumental, it will have been recorded during the MX sessions but obviously it hasn't been released or it would be in the Recordings section of the site.

April 28, 2015 / submitted by Cinthia, Argentina
Q.  HOLAA !I wanted to check, I have planned to visit Rome in May 2015, I heard that possibly would do a concert there! This is confirmed? Would be great to be on vacation in Rome and see the concert of my favorite band! Greetings from Argentina! Peace and love;)

If it was confirmed, we would have announced it and you'd see it here. As you can see, we have no current tour dates.
I'm receiving lots of messages about live dates that are circulating the Internet - please ignore all rumours.

April 20, 2015 / submitted by Marcela, Brazil
Q.  Hi, dear Oracle !! I have this question that keeps me wondering all the time, it's about the clothes that the band wears. My question is: who decides the kind of clothes they will gonna wear on tour and how are they made.
Thank you very very much!

The band come up with the initial ideas - style / colour / theme - and then meet with stylists.
The clothes are not all made the same way. Some are custom made (Viva / Mylo) and some are off the rail and some are a combination of both.
The Viva outfits are a great example of what I mean, as you can see here.

March 26, 2015 / submitted by Brandon, United States of America
Q.  On the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD, are all the songs performed on the televised concert included, or just the Ghost Stories songs only?

If you scroll down the original news article that Anchorman posted on this site, you will see the full track listing.
It's not like the Live 2012 release, hence the specific name - Ghost Stories Live 2014.

January 29, 2015 / submitted by Mac, New Zealand
Q.  At the end of the DVD Live 2012, after the credits, an audio clip of Chris is heard. He is talking about how great it would be if chocolate buttons were good for you. Was this impromptu or staged, and was it done just for the film or was it recorded earlier?


Nothing about that was scripted, planned or staged in advance. That's not to say it was intended for the film but as you can imagine, a lot of footage was shot and with the cameras rolling, all sorts of stuff was captured.
Luckily for you, I happen to know how the chocolate buttons clip came about as told by the director, Paul Dugdale.
"We did the interviews all over the world. A couple were in London, we did some more in Chicago, and some at the bakery at their HQ in London. We were just sat there, and he had some Buttons, and then we finished, and then he just had one. There was no method to that bit, that just happened."

December 10, 2014 / submitted by Daniel, United States of America
Q.  At Radio One's Big Weekend back in May, what was the band and audience singing at the end of Fix You? It's been driving me nuts because I couldn't quite understand what it was they were saying. Thanks Oracle!

It was a bit rude / sweary so I better not say!

November 13, 2014 / submitted by Pablo, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I have a quick question: How can I know when Coldplay is going to give a concert without having to enter the website. It would be great if there was an option that e-mails you their next concert.
Is that possible?

You can sign-up to receive our newsletter by filling in the join the mailing list field (top right of the website).
This does not guarantee you will hear about tickets in advance (or indeed be successful getting them) as tours are also announced on the website but it's worth signing up.
If you're a facebook user, it may be helpful to follow the band as sometimes we announce there first, depending on where the show is taking place but generally to be safe, I'd go with the newsletter.

November 5, 2014 / submitted by AnonyMousE, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Do you think it would have been such a bad idea to include Miracles in the GS live album as a bonus track ?

Personally, yes I do think it's a bad idea. There is no correlation between the two to justify a reason for its inclusion. Ghost Stories is an album and Miracles is a stand alone soundtrack song. Ghost Stories already has its bonus tracks.
Atlas wasn't on an album. Neither was Christmas Lights but as a Christmas song, that's a whole other reason for it not being included on MX.
I can't wait for the 24th November!

November 5, 2014 / submitted by Christof, Germany
Q.  Will the new recording of the Ghost Story Live 2044 concert tournee also be available on vinyl or only on CD/DVD?

I'm loving the typo! 2044 is a long way into the future...
Ghost Stories Live 2014 is a live film / album release - as you know - but the album is only available on CD.