41 oracle items tagged as live
July 18, 2014 / submitted by Berend, Netherlands
Q.  In Live 2012 CD Chris is saying something in the Charlie Brown number. It's something like Thank you Netherlands come to Paris".

What is it exactly and what is the meaning of this?

No mention of Netherlands. Chris says "Unbelievable. Thank you for letting us come to Paris". The bit after is tricky because of a slight echo - "and letting us see something so beautiful as". Mmm, it sounds like he's saying 'heaven' but not so sure.

July 1, 2014 / submitted by JC, United Kingdom
Q.  Amazingly I got tickets for Coldplay at the Albert Hall. Is there a support band playing and if so what is the predicted time that Coldplay will be on stage? Many thanks for hopefully helping with babysitting issues!

AlunaGeorge are the opening act for both nights and the times you need are as follows:

Doors - 6.30 pm
AlunaGeorge - 8 pm
Coldplay - 9 pm

Don't forget, tonight's show will be broadcast live across the Bauer Media Group's UK stations. One of which is Absolute Radio.

June 19, 2014 / submitted by Dorine, Netherlands
Q.  Is it possible to listen to the show that will be broadcasted 1st July from abroad? And how?

The only details we have about live broadcasts for the RAH show are here.
If we get further information, we will of course let you know as we did with the Australia show that is about to start, here.

June 17, 2014 / submitted by Gabby, United States of America
Q.  Hey O,
Before they sang Oceans at Glasgow Chris said something. I heard this is for all the people who lost their art at Glasgow? Could you explain what he said? Thanks!!

The day before Coldplay performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend (23 May), a fire at the Glasgow School of Art destroyed part of the Mackintosh building.
Firefighters managed to salvage about 70% of the contents but many students lost a lot of work.

June 11, 2014 / submitted by D, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle
Do the band mind if we take pics of them at concerts? May seem a silly question but I am due to see them live and know how I would feel if someone took my pic without permission!! ;/ Thanks!

As long as you're not using a camera that has a detachable lens - i.e. a professional one - you are more than welcome to take photos. That is why we encourage you to upload your photos to our Live section.

June 3, 2014 / submitted by Pham, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello! I understand that Coldplay will perform at BBC 1 Radio Weekend, do you know whether it will be broadcast on Television or Radio?

Thanks Oracle!

As you probably know - given it's been and gone - it was broadcast. If you missed it, or wish to watch it again, you can watch highlights via the BBC's red button.

April 22, 2014 / submitted by Kiki, United States of America
Q.  Oracle, Have the tickets for Coldplay's NYC tour on May 5th gone up on sale yet?

In the news piece that announced the live dates last week, Anchorman explained that "Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list".

If you have signed-up, just sit tight and wait for the email.

April 8, 2014 / submitted by Jonathan G, Germany
Q.  While I was watching the latest performance of Colplay where they're playing Magic at Sport Relief 2014 I noticed that Jonny first of all plays the piano (which is great I think!) and then he switches to his guitar - but the piano sounds are still there. Do they use a pedal for that? Is most of their instrumental music played live at all, since they have so many different layers of sounds in their songs - especially in the ones from Mylo Xyloto and Ghost stories:

Thank you and greetings from Germany! :)

I've touched on this subject before but it's important to differentiate between not playing live and miming. Their performances are all real and are not mimed. Everything you see is happening in the moment but there are obviously musical parts that are replicated as it would be impossible to play every sound as you say. Another example is the strings in Viva. Keyboards and MIDI systems are equipped to play these parts at live shows.
FYI I mentioned MIDI last week when listing Roadie #42's roles. It stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

April 2, 2014 / submitted by John, United Kingdom
Q.  Thought you might be interested to see what happened when you left Madrid.

Thanks for that. I'm sure all those fans that ask about setting up shows will find it a fascinating read.

March 13, 2014 / submitted by Kyra, Australia
Q.  Hi Oracle,
Can you please tell me the full setlist of the show in Austin?

Despite the hand-written setlist that appeared on the band's twitter page, there was a last minute change; Fix You was added.
The setlist was:
Always In My Head
Charlie Brown
Another's Arms
Viva La Vida
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Fix You


I can't talk about SXSW without mentioning the tragedy that occurred outside Mohawk. I just want to send my condolences to the families of those that died at the scene of a car crash. My thoughts are with the injured and I'm hoping my friends are all safe too.