31 oracle items tagged as live
March 13, 2014 / submitted by Liam, United States of America
Q.  Last night's show was brilliant. Just awesome. My question is: how does being late (for whatever reason) on stage affect the band's performance? For instance, did they have to cut songs out of the show or did Apple let them play the whole set regardless? As a musician I can imagine how it might be more stressful in that situation, but Chris and the guys are so used to playing huge gigs does it not matter anymore? I for one thought it was brilliant!

Thank you!

ps. I understand if you can't disclose this, but... what WAS the hold-up backstage?

I have no idea what the hold up was but unless there is a venue curfew - meaning the band have to be off by a certain time - there is no impact on the show. In this case the set wasn't cut short, in fact a song was added - see next question.

March 13, 2014 / submitted by Paige, Australia
Q.  Hello Oracle!
I'm sure you are probably being bombarded with questions at the moment; sorry to add to the list!
Sadly, I couldn't watch the stream live (School kinda gets in the way...) but I was wondering if there is anywhere else you can watch the full stream again? I've seen snipits but I really want to see the whole thing.
Thankyou so much Oracle, I'm dying to see it!

No need to apologize. You can watch it here.

March 12, 2014 / submitted by Tyler, United States of America
Q.  Hello there Oracle,

I bet you'll be getting this question a lot in the next few days: I just finished watching Coldplay perform for the iTunes Festival. When they finished with Midnight, was Guy... playing the lasers? Or perhaps he did not have a musical part and so decided to add to the theatrics of the show?

Thank you much.

That wasn't simply a case of great timed choreography; the lasers were Guy's musical part. You could see how the lasers and Guy's movements were in synch perfectly.
I predicted last night to Anchorman that it would be today's most asked question. It was - with another that I will get around to answering - and you were the first to ask it, sir.
If you saw Phil's tweet yesterday about "new toys", here is what that is.

March 12, 2014 / submitted by Carol, Brazil
Q.  Dear Oracle, did you sleep last night?
It was such a great show! But now I need more! Any news?
have a nice day, kisses

I slept from 23.30 - 09.30 with a break at 02.50 - 04.10 for the show. It was indeed great. As you know, Anchorman is the bearer of all news so we shall have to wait for word from him - sorry!

March 11, 2014 / submitted by Zakk, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was just curious, do you know, or are you at liberty to reveal if any songs from Ghost Stories will be appearing in the iTunes festival. Thank you!
Zakk, Biggest Fan.

Phil tweeted earlier that they were still working it out. We don't usually give such information away in advance so if you're unable to watch the live stream tonight, you will have to wait until after the show to find out.

March 10, 2014 / submitted by Regina, United States of America
Q.  Hi, Oracle... I'm super excited about Coldplay performing at the iTunes Festival, I submitted for a chance to win tickets and I've been refreshing my e-mail nonstop ever since, have the winners already been contacted? Or is there a chance that I might win?
Thank you very much, wise Oracle

The winners have been notified, Regina. Even though you weren't successful on this occasion, you are able to watch the performance live online.

December 5, 2013 / submitted by Charles , Canada
Q.  Did you ever have to interrupt a show because of an annoying fan?

If not, what was the weirdest fan demand you guys ever received?

Yes! Well, that sounds awful so I shall rephrase it. Chris & Jonny were performing at the Little Noises charity event. As Chris started playing The Scientist, a fan up on the balcony began tapping a tambourine out of time. It was very off putting so Chris paused and asked them to stop.

As it's a "yes" that makes the second question redundant. Phew.

December 2, 2013 / submitted by Karen M, Argentina
Q.  Hi Oracle! Can you tell me where I can watch the concert on 19 December? Please, I really want to watch it! Thanks :)

It's not being filmed for broadcast I'm afraid. We've never filmed the end of year charity shows but who knows, we may document it in some way and hopefully people will upload photos to our Live Archive.

September 26, 2013 / submitted by Alex M, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was curious to see what the smallest-scale concert that Coldplay has ever done and how small would they go?

Obviously when the band started they were playing pubs & clubs with very small capacities. The last time they played anywhere as small was December 2011 when they went back to perform at Dingwalls (Camden, London) which has a capacity of less than 500.
It's not a case of how small would they go, but can they go and for what reason.
Dingwalls was a special radio event and obviously their production had to be reduced heavily for such a tiny venue.
I have to say, watching Chris on that stage being restricted, unable to do his usual running around, was like watching a caged tiger!

May 13, 2013 / submitted by Harrison, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle,

I'd like to firstly say I saw the guys live on their MX tour and absolutely loved it and I love watching videos of them play at different gigs on the tour. But I stumbled across a Live In Madrid EP containing Violet Hill, GPASUYF, Paradise, Charlie Brown & Clocks. Is this official or not?

This was a U.S only item as part of Google's download store launch. It looks like it's now available in the U.K.