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227256 1513 3 days ago

Thanks @brotherhoodmedia for spreading good vibes in London. More messages from great artists at #billboardpositive. Needed now more than ever. PH

Thanks @brotherhoodmedia for spreading good vibes in London. More messages from great artists at #billboardpositive. Needed now more than ever. PH
129433 522 6 days ago

Global Goal: Unite For Our Future is a new @glblctzn campaign to get COVID-19 testing and treatment to everyone who needs it, no matter where they live or how much money they have. Please join us. #GlobalGoalUnite

Global Goal: Unite For Our Future is a new @glblctzn campaign to get COVID-19 testing and treatment to everyone who needs it, no matter where they live or how much money they have. Please join us.  #GlobalGoalUnite
37958 195 7 days ago

Here’s my 90s playlist. (Surely it’s time for an Electronic reunion?) Listen via swipe up in Stories. JB

Here’s my 90s playlist. (Surely it’s time for an Electronic reunion?) Listen via swipe up in Stories. JB
141477 792 14 days ago

This made me smile. I miss you, boys. Watch the full A Head Full Of Dreams film on Prime Video. PH (Friends-inspired compilation by RafaeIVentura on Twitter)

This made me smile. I miss you, boys. 
Watch the full A Head Full Of Dreams film on Prime Video. PH (Friends-inspired compilation by RafaeIVentura on Twitter)
186335 3853 14 days ago

And Coldplay was born... Watch the full story of the band on @amazonprimevideo. PH #ChampionOfTheWorld #AHFODFilm #AHeadFullOfDreams

And Coldplay was born... Watch the full story of the band on @amazonprimevideo. PH #ChampionOfTheWorld #AHFODFilm #AHeadFullOfDreams
101137 1117 15 days ago

@bbcradio1 will be replaying the band's 2016 headline set from Exeter as part of #BigWeekend UK 2020, at 12 noon BST on Saturday, May 23rd.

@bbcradio1 will be replaying the band's 2016 headline set from Exeter as part of #BigWeekend UK 2020, at 12 noon BST on Saturday, May 23rd.
69915 938 17 days ago

Hi everyone. Issue seven of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring an exclusive excerpt from writer Maurice Hamilton’s new biography of Niki Lauda. Get it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)

Hi everyone. Issue seven of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring an exclusive excerpt from writer Maurice Hamilton’s new biography of Niki Lauda. Get it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)
45873 132 19 days ago

We're sad to report that we lost one of our most beloved and talented crew members last night. Ben Farrey was our live visuals director. He was in charge of everything that you saw on the screens at our live shows. If you ever made it to a show, you’ll know that he was ridiculously good at his job. He was also one of the kindest and most generous-spirited people you could ever meet. We love you, Ben. ❤️💙 Guy, Will, Jonny, Chris, Phil and Dave

We're sad to report that we lost one of our most beloved and talented crew members last night. Ben Farrey was our live visuals director. He was in charge of everything that you saw on the screens at our live shows. If you ever made it to a show, you’ll know that he was ridiculously good at his job. He was also one of the kindest and most generous-spirited people you could ever meet. We love you, Ben. ❤️💙 Guy, Will, Jonny, Chris, Phil and Dave
93502 3419 21 days ago

Hi everyone. I've reached the 1980s with my playlists. Quite tricky to make something coherent for such a seismic decade in music, but hopefully you'll enjoy - listen via swipe up in Stories. JB #StaySafe

Hi everyone. I've reached the 1980s with my playlists. Quite tricky to make something coherent for such a seismic decade in music, but hopefully you'll enjoy - listen via swipe up in Stories. JB #StaySafe
149990 918 22 days ago

@GuyBerryman was third to join the band, but first to drop out of college (swiftly followed by yours truly). Cool, handsome and ridiculously good at music... it still amazes me he’s in our band 😄💙. Watch the full #AHFODfilm on Prime Video. PH #CarefulWhereYouStand

@GuyBerryman was third to join the band, but first to drop out of college (swiftly followed by yours truly). Cool, handsome and ridiculously good at music... it still amazes me he’s in our band 😄💙. Watch the full #AHFODfilm on Prime Video. PH #CarefulWhereYouStand
98836 643 23 days ago

Chris sang a few songs with the extraordinary @jacobcollier on Thursday, including this lovely version of Moon River. There’s a very short list of people who can deal with the delay on IG Live. Jacob is probably no. 1 of 1.  #TogetherAtHome #BreakfastAtTiffanys PH

Chris sang a few songs with the extraordinary @jacobcollier on Thursday, including this lovely version of Moon River. There’s a very short list of people who can deal with the delay on IG Live. Jacob is probably no. 1 of 1.  #TogetherAtHome #BreakfastAtTiffanys PH
139898 1741 25 days ago

Here’s Chris performing Viva La Vida with the fantastic @mirkoevalerio during last night’s #TogetherAtHome. You can watch the full broadcast again on our feed now. PH #Italy #ViolinGoals

Here’s Chris performing Viva La Vida with the fantastic @mirkoevalerio during last night’s #TogetherAtHome. You can watch the full broadcast again on our feed now. PH #Italy #ViolinGoals
9500 26 days ago

Hi everyone. Issue six of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is available now, featuring recipes, e-sports, Kraftwerk, Senna & Hamilton and a cover feature on the lightest-ever Porsche 911. Download it from theroadrat.com now. GB (@guyberryman)

Hi everyone. Issue six of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from 
@roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is available now, featuring recipes, e-sports, Kraftwerk, Senna & Hamilton and a cover feature on the lightest-ever Porsche 911. Download it from theroadrat.com now. GB (@guyberryman)
125 26 days ago

Here’s Chris playing the final performance in the #TogetherAtHome series on Instagram Live today. Huge thanks to Mirko & Valerio for lending their incredible violin skills to Viva La Vida. PH

Here’s Chris playing the final performance in the #TogetherAtHome series on Instagram Live today. Huge thanks to Mirko & Valerio for lending their incredible violin skills to Viva La Vida. PH
20370 27 days ago

Life in Technicolor ii was one of the first songs written for the Viva album. We all loved it, but it was so hard to get right in the studio. In the end, we felt like the album needed to start with something short and unexpected, so it got chopped down into an instrumental. The full version came out a few months later on Prospekt’s March EP. There are so many things that I love about the video: the multi-tasking roadie, the village fete of yesteryear, the fact that @guyberryman has to experience five minutes of not being the most handsome band member. Directed by a lovely man of prodigious talent: Dougal Wilson. PH #puppets #LifeInTechnicolorii  #ColdplayMusicBox

Life in Technicolor ii was one of the first songs written for the Viva album. We all loved it, but it was so hard to get right in the studio. In the end, we felt like the album needed to start with something short and unexpected, so it got chopped down into an instrumental. The full version came out a few months later on Prospekt’s March EP. There are so many things that I love about the video: the multi-tasking roadie, the village fete of yesteryear, the fact that @guyberryman has to experience five minutes of not being the most handsome band member. Directed by a lovely man of prodigious talent: Dougal Wilson. PH #puppets #LifeInTechnicolorii  #ColdplayMusicBox
2856 28 days ago

Chris and I grew up in Devon together. We jammed and played in an old school R’n’B band, but his talent always far eclipsed mine. It was only when he met Jonny in London in 1996 that his musical dreams started to become reality. I used to come down from Oxford to hang out / listen to them play together. From day 1, it was a match made in musical heaven. Watch the documentary on @AmazonPrimeVideo now. PH #Coldplay #AHFODfilm

Chris and I grew up in Devon together. We jammed and played in an old school R’n’B band, but his talent always far eclipsed mine. It was only when he met Jonny in London in 1996 that his musical dreams started to become reality. I used to come down from Oxford to hang out / listen to them play together. From day 1, it was a match made in musical heaven. Watch the documentary on @AmazonPrimeVideo now. PH #Coldplay #AHFODfilm
843 31 days ago

Hi everyone. The latest issue of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, and it's an Ayrton Senna special. Download it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)

Hi everyone. The latest issue of The Ratchet, the FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, and it's an Ayrton Senna special. Download it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)
940 33 days ago

I’m not one for anniversaries (luckily I have a very understanding wife) but sometimes it’s good to reflect on the past to appreciate the present and reset for the future. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to look back at a few of our videos. Don't Panic sums up Parachutes perfectly for me: wistful and melancholic but delivered with unguarded optimism. Director Tim Hope did a great job of capturing the mood, blending live action with cut-out animation. PH #DontPanic #MusicBox #Coldplay

I’m not one for anniversaries (luckily I have a very understanding wife) but sometimes it’s good to reflect on the past to appreciate the present and reset for the future. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to look back at a few of our videos.
Don't Panic sums up Parachutes perfectly for me: wistful and melancholic but delivered with unguarded optimism. Director Tim Hope did a great job of capturing the mood, blending live action with cut-out animation. PH #DontPanic #MusicBox #Coldplay
2518 36 days ago

Hi everyone. I've made another playlist for you, this time with some of my favourite 1970s songs. I think it may be the only playlist on Spotify that transitions from Carole King to Joy Division, but I could be wrong. Swipe up in Stories to listen. JB #StayHome #StaySafe

Hi everyone. I've made another playlist for you, this time with some of my favourite 1970s songs. I think it may be the only playlist on Spotify that transitions from Carole King to Joy Division, but I could be wrong. Swipe up in Stories to listen. JB #StayHome #StaySafe
1119 37 days ago

The brilliant #Coldplay documentary A Head Full of Dreams is streaming now on @amazonprimevideo. It tells the band's story over 20 years. I love this clip where the mighty @guyberryman takes us back to when the band met. #AHFODfilm #nutritiongoals #stallion PH

The brilliant #Coldplay documentary A Head Full of Dreams is streaming now on @amazonprimevideo. It tells the band's story over 20 years. I love this clip where the mighty @guyberryman takes us back to when the band met. #AHFODfilm #nutritiongoals #stallion PH
2743 38 days ago

The bumper new issue of The Ratchet, our FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring amazing dream cars from the team at @morganmotor and much, much more. Download it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)

The bumper new issue of The Ratchet, our FREE weekly lockdown PDF from @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring amazing dream cars from the team at @morganmotor and much, much more. Download it from theroadrat.com. GB (@guyberryman)
143 40 days ago

A reminder that the band's 2017 São Paulo #AHFODtour show airs as part of this weekend's @playonfest2020 (playonfest.com/), with all funds raised supporting @who. Times as follows: FRI: 4.50pm ET / 9.50pm BST / 10.50pm CET SAT: 3.45am ET / 8.45am BST / 9.45am CET

A reminder that the band's 2017 São Paulo #AHFODtour show airs as part of this weekend's @playonfest2020 (playonfest.com/), with all funds raised supporting @who. Times as follows:
FRI: 4.50pm ET / 9.50pm BST / 10.50pm CET 
SAT: 3.45am ET / 8.45am BST / 9.45am CET
6157 41 days ago

Relive our 2017 show in São Paulo (directed by @mat_whitecross) as part of PlayOn Fest from April 24-26. All funds raised supporting World Health Organization (WHO). Head to @playonfest2020 for more info. PH

Relive our 2017 show in São Paulo (directed by @mat_whitecross) as part of PlayOn Fest from April 24-26. All funds raised supporting World Health Organization (WHO). Head to @playonfest2020 for more info. PH
2410 44 days ago

Chris had the great pleasure of performing with Susanna Hoffs at @recordingacademy’s special tribute concert to Prince. The event was taped in January and airs on CBS in the US tomorrow night. #GRAMMYSalutePrince

Chris had the great pleasure of performing with Susanna Hoffs at @recordingacademy’s special tribute concert to Prince. The event was taped in January and airs on CBS in the US tomorrow night. #GRAMMYSalutePrince
815 45 days ago

Here’s some more of the amazing Viva-era shots the band’s bassist @guyberryman has been scanning during lockdown and putting on his Insta feed. Follow him for more! #Coldplay #VivaLaVida

Here’s some more of the amazing Viva-era shots the band’s bassist @guyberryman has been scanning during lockdown and putting on his Insta feed. Follow him for more! #Coldplay #VivaLaVida
1268 47 days ago

The new issue of The Ratchet, our FREE weekly lockdown PDF from The Road Rat (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring the late and extremely great Stirling Moss on its cover. Download it from theroadrat.com - or link in @roadratmagazine’s bio. GB (@guyberryman)

The new issue of The Ratchet, our FREE weekly lockdown PDF from The Road Rat (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) is out now, featuring the late and extremely great Stirling Moss on its cover. Download it from theroadrat.com - or link in @roadratmagazine’s bio. 
GB (@guyberryman)
149 48 days ago

Chris covered Bob Dylan’s Shelter From The Storm on Saturday night’s @nbcsnl. You can watch the full performance on YouTube now (via swipe up in Stories). #SNLatHome

Chris covered Bob Dylan’s Shelter From The Storm on Saturday night’s @nbcsnl. You can watch the full performance on YouTube now (via swipe up in Stories). #SNLatHome
1789 54 days ago

Hey everyone. I hope you’re all doing OK. Wanted to let you know that our team at @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) has started a new free weekly PDF called the Ratchet, and you can download Issues 1 and 2 from theroadrat.com or swipe up in Stories. GB (@guyberryman) #theratchet

Hey everyone. I hope you’re all doing OK. Wanted to let you know that our team at @roadratmagazine (the car magazine I’m Creative Director for) has started a new free weekly PDF called the Ratchet, and you can download Issues 1 and 2 from theroadrat.com or swipe up in Stories. GB (@guyberryman) #theratchet
167 54 days ago

@aspacebetween.co.uk is a brilliant initiative to help connect people during these strange times, with a simple act of creativity. Upload your drawings or download drawings to colour in.  There is even a very sketchy …ahem...charmingly simplistic Coldplay drawing..! WC

@aspacebetween.co.uk is a brilliant initiative to help connect people during these strange times, with a simple act of creativity. Upload your drawings or download drawings to colour in.  There is even a very sketchy …ahem...charmingly simplistic Coldplay drawing..! WC
1061 55 days ago

Hi everyone. Hope you’re all doing ok. I made a playlist of (mainly) 1960s songs to give you something to listen to while we’re (mainly) all stuck at home. Swipe up in Stories to listen. JB #StayHome #StaySafe

Hi everyone. Hope you’re all doing ok. I made a playlist of (mainly) 1960s songs to give you something to listen to while we’re (mainly) all stuck at home. Swipe up in Stories to listen. JB

#StayHome #StaySafe
1263 57 days ago

📚 @janeharperauthor @thehammernow ⁣ ⁣ 🎧 @mrjonhopkins @mollytuttle @sierradawnhull ⁣ ⁣ #stayhome #staysafe

📚 @janeharperauthor @thehammernow ⁣
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🎧 @mrjonhopkins @mollytuttle @sierradawnhull ⁣
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#stayhome #staysafe
851 2 months ago

Grazie @mirkoevalerio 👏👏👏 Forza! ♥️ 🇮🇹 love c, g, w, j & p

Grazie @mirkoevalerio 👏👏👏 Forza! ♥️ 🇮🇹 love c, g, w, j & p
36982 2 months ago

#repost @guyberryman: I’ve started the process of organising the Viva era photos which I shot almost exclusively on my Leica M7, which has spent far too long in a cupboard. There’s a lot... could take a while to get it into shape...⁣

#repost @guyberryman: I’ve started the process of organising the Viva era photos which I shot almost exclusively on my Leica M7, which has spent far too long in a cupboard. There’s a lot... could take a while to get it into shape...⁣
718 2 months ago

Chris played a mini gig at home earlier today on IG Live. @glblctzn @WHO @JohnLegend #TogetherAtHome

Chris played a mini gig at home earlier today on IG Live. @glblctzn @WHO @JohnLegend  #TogetherAtHome
44665 2 months ago

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. PH #Coldplay #TroubleInTown #AnimalFarm

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. PH #Coldplay #TroubleInTown #AnimalFarm
416 2 months ago

Trouble In Town The new video Watch now, on @youtube (via swipe up in Stories) Directed by @aoifemmcardle #EverydayLife #TroubleInTown

Trouble In Town 
The new video
Watch now, on @youtube (via swipe up in Stories)
Directed by @aoifemmcardle 
#EverydayLife #TroubleInTown
973 2 months ago

Trouble In Town Thursday 2pm GMT @youtube @youtubemusic #coldplay #troubleintown

Trouble In Town
Thursday
2pm GMT
@youtube @youtubemusic #coldplay #troubleintown
700 2 months ago

Thank you Bob + @npr for having us (or at least half of us) on the wonder that is #TinyDesk. PH

Thank you Bob + @npr for having us (or at least half of us) on the wonder that is #TinyDesk. PH
589 2 months ago

The law of the jungle or the law of the street.

The law of the jungle or the law of the street.
887 2 months ago

I always felt like Champion Of The World was crying out for an animated lyric video so I asked our friend @jzwadlo. Watch it now on the Coldplay @Facebook (swipe up in Stories). PH #championoftheworld #coldplay @impossiblebrief

I always felt like Champion Of The World was crying out for an animated lyric video so I asked our friend @jzwadlo. Watch it now on the Coldplay @Facebook (swipe up in Stories). PH #championoftheworld #coldplay @impossiblebrief
752 3 months ago

Behind the scenes at the Champion Of The World video shoot. #ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🚀 📹 @machetebangbang & @justeringranat

Behind the scenes at the Champion Of The World video shoot. #ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🚀 📹 @machetebangbang & @justeringranat
873 3 months ago

“So I’m flying on my bicycle / Heading upwards from the Earth” 👏✏️👏 @yuna20199 #ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🌙☀️🚀

“So I’m flying on my bicycle / Heading upwards from the Earth”
👏✏️👏 @yuna20199 
#ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🌙☀️🚀
492 3 months ago

Champion Of The World video definitely one of my all-time favourites. Thank you @cloebailly for being brilliant. PH

Champion Of The World video definitely one of my all-time favourites. Thank you @cloebailly for being brilliant. PH
1582 3 months ago

📺🚀Just released! The new video for Champion Of The World from Everyday Life. Watch via swipe up in Stories. Directed by @cloebailly.

📺🚀Just released! The new video for Champion Of The World from Everyday Life. Watch via swipe up in Stories. Directed by @cloebailly.
1077 3 months ago

Tomorrow... Champion Of The World 🚀 #Coldplay #EverydayLife

Tomorrow... Champion Of The World 🚀 
#Coldplay #EverydayLife
893 3 months ago

Our new Coldplay Reimagined acoustic EP is out today on @applemusic, featuring Chris & Jonny's stripped-back performances of Cry Cry Cry, BrokEn and Champion of the World from Everyday Life. Enjoy! PH

Our new Coldplay Reimagined acoustic EP is out today on @applemusic, featuring Chris & Jonny's stripped-back performances of Cry Cry Cry, BrokEn and Champion of the World from Everyday Life. Enjoy! PH
698 3 months ago

Cry Cry Cry video shoot Rivoli Ballroom, London 📷 @emilyknecht Directed by @dakotajohnson and @coryjamesbailey, a @teatime.pictures production Band styling @bethfenton_

Cry Cry Cry video shoot 
Rivoli Ballroom, London
📷 @emilyknecht 
Directed by @dakotajohnson and @coryjamesbailey, a @teatime.pictures production 
Band styling @bethfenton_
1004 3 months ago

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ (Watch the full video via swipe-up in Stories)

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ (Watch the full video via swipe-up in Stories)
1044 3 months ago

Friday ❤️ #CryCryCry

Friday ❤️ #CryCryCry
1350 3 months ago

Oh referee don’t stop the fight Everyone can see I’m hurt But I’ll stand before conquistadors Til I’m champion of the world #ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🌙☀️

Oh referee don’t stop the fight
Everyone can see I’m hurt
But I’ll stand before conquistadors
Til I’m champion of the world

#ChampionOfTheWorld #EverydayLife 🌙☀️
798 4 months ago

Dear World Leaders. We Are Watching you. We're proud to unite with activists across the world to demand leaders keep their #GlobalGoals promise. For People, For Planet. Love c, g, w & j @theglobalgoals

Dear World Leaders. We Are Watching you. We're proud to unite with activists across the world to demand leaders keep their #GlobalGoals promise. For People, For Planet. Love c, g, w & j @theglobalgoals
668 4 months ago

Hollywood Palladium, night two 📷 R42 (@millerworld) #EverydayLife #Coldplay 🌙☀️

Hollywood Palladium, night two
📷 R42 (@millerworld) 
#EverydayLife #Coldplay 🌙☀️
684 4 months ago

It’s very nearly the end of this round of shows - the penultimate gig for this album. It’s also the ‘big LA show’. So, by rights, today at the Palladium should either be enormously emotional or massively stressful. Oddly, it’s neither - and I cannot put my finger on why.⁣ ⁣ There’s almost a sense of relief and relaxed enjoyment - as though the pressure is somehow off and today is a chance to informally just appreciate it. The Jordan broadcast was a massive undertaking and since then, it’s been an assault course of varyingly difficult, not-really-gigs. ⁣ ⁣ I remarked the other day that most tours begin with a brutally difficult promo run and then settle into the promised land of smooth running comfortable shows - and on this campaign, we’ve just done the tough bit.⁣ ⁣ So maybe this is the payoff? Maybe this is like runners who’ve trained with rocks in a backpack? Finally, just before it all pops onto the archive shelf of history, there’s a chance to just appreciate it?⁣ ⁣ I shouldn’t jinx things, of course - there’s still a second Palladium show to do. It was a wonderful night tonight though - and admitting that I enjoyed it can’t screw that up.⁣ ⁣ R42 (@millerworld)⁣

It’s very nearly the end of this round of shows - the penultimate gig for this album. It’s also the ‘big LA show’. So, by rights, today at the Palladium should either be enormously emotional or massively stressful. Oddly, it’s neither - and I cannot put my finger on why.⁣
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There’s almost a sense of relief and relaxed enjoyment - as though the pressure is somehow off and today is a chance to informally just appreciate it. The Jordan broadcast was a massive undertaking and since then, it’s been an assault course of varyingly difficult, not-really-gigs. ⁣
⁣
I remarked the other day that most tours begin with a brutally difficult promo run and then settle into the promised land of smooth running comfortable shows - and on this campaign, we’ve just done the tough bit.⁣
⁣
So maybe this is the payoff? Maybe this is like runners who’ve trained with rocks in a backpack? Finally, just before it all pops onto the archive shelf of history, there’s a chance to just appreciate it?⁣
⁣
I shouldn’t jinx things, of course - there’s still a second Palladium show to do. It was a wonderful night tonight though - and admitting that I enjoyed it can’t screw that up.⁣
⁣
R42 (@millerworld)⁣
852 4 months ago

Chris at tonight’s #ColdplayPalladium show, in support of @reformlajails & @iwillharness

Chris at tonight’s #ColdplayPalladium show, in support of @reformlajails & @iwillharness
631 4 months ago

So, after the last few days’ discussion of small rooms and getting out there ‘without the big stuff’ we find ourselves in an arena today for @iheartradio’s ALTer EGO, amongst a whole bunch of acts quite adept at ‘the big stuff’ themselves. One of the other bands even sports a confetti machine!⁣ ⁣ So how will it go? How will these songs fly in a bigger space in front of crowd being treated to the bombast and spectacle of not just one major show, but a parade of major league acts? Before any of that can happen though, there’s another, completely invisible set of hurdles quite literally backstage… The show runs on a rotating turntable. One act’s crew getting ready on the back as another plays out front. When their time’s up, the turntable revolves and the next act is up right away.⁣ ⁣ This means we have 20 minutes to set up a string section, choir, brass troupe, grand piano and very complex set of band gear. Given that we had almost two full days to set all of this up in Jordan, this could quite easily become a very public disaster.⁣ ⁣ However, there’s many years of hard won experience in the Coldplay crew - so somewhat miraculously, when the final confirmation that we have everything working comes down, it is followed by a comms shout of “alright everyone, six minutes remaining”. The turntable revolves and the show begins, the strings herald Sunrise and the mood of the room is captured and focussed. The anticipation bursts into a spirited Orphans and we’re off to the races. ⁣ ⁣ Chris notes that the show was completely sold out before Coldplay were even announced, hence they were playing to an arena where not one single person had bought a ticket to see them. He thanks everyone politely for allowing them to ‘gatecrash the party’ and in a glorious rush of glorious tunes, it’s all over. ⁣ ⁣ Afterwards, it’s unanimously agreed to have gone very well indeed. And joy of joys - our first day off to follow! That duvet won’t know what’s hit it….⁣ ⁣ R42 (@millerworld)

So, after the last few days’ discussion of small rooms and getting out there ‘without the big stuff’ we find ourselves in an arena today for @iheartradio’s ALTer EGO, amongst a whole bunch of acts quite adept at ‘the big stuff’ themselves. One of the other bands even sports a confetti machine!⁣
⁣
So how will it go? How will these songs fly in a bigger space in front of crowd being treated to the bombast and spectacle of not just one major show, but a parade of major league acts? Before any of that can happen though, there’s another, completely invisible set of hurdles quite literally backstage… The show runs on a rotating turntable. One act’s crew getting ready on the back as another plays out front. When their time’s up, the turntable revolves and the next act is up right away.⁣
⁣
This means we have 20 minutes to set up a string section, choir, brass troupe, grand piano and very complex set of band gear. Given that we had almost two full days to set all of this up in Jordan, this could quite easily become a very public disaster.⁣
⁣
However, there’s many years of hard won experience in the Coldplay crew - so somewhat miraculously, when the final confirmation that we have everything working comes down, it is followed by a comms shout of “alright everyone, six minutes remaining”. The turntable revolves and the show begins, the strings herald Sunrise and the mood of the room is captured and focussed. The anticipation bursts into a spirited Orphans and we’re off to the races. ⁣
⁣
Chris notes that the show was completely sold out before Coldplay were even announced, hence they were playing to an arena where not one single person had bought a ticket to see them. He thanks everyone politely for allowing them to ‘gatecrash the party’ and in a glorious rush of glorious tunes, it’s all over. ⁣
⁣
Afterwards, it’s unanimously agreed to have gone very well indeed. And joy of joys - our first day off to follow! That duvet won’t know what’s hit it….⁣
⁣
R42 (@millerworld)
592 4 months ago

Coldplay bassist @guyberryman captured this photo of Jonny during the recording sessions for Everyday Life:⁣ ⁣ It’s hard to imagine we’re coming up to the last two performances of the Everyday Life album campaign when the recording process still seems so fresh in my memory - but it has been such a wonderful process and I think we all feel proud to have done something different this time around. GB

Coldplay bassist @guyberryman captured this photo of Jonny during the recording sessions for Everyday Life:⁣
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It’s hard to imagine we’re coming up to the last two performances of the Everyday Life album campaign when the recording process still seems so fresh in my memory -  but it has been such a wonderful process and I think we all feel proud to have done something different this time around. GB
280 4 months ago

So good to be back playing with Femi and his band. Picture from rehearsals... 📷 @guyberryman

So good to be back playing with Femi and his band. Picture from rehearsals... 📷 @guyberryman
222 4 months ago

It strikes me as I stand in @kroq’s backstage corridor that the size of the recent shows is not dissimilar to those they were doing when I started. ⁣ ⁣ Back then, they were launching Rush Of Blood and one of the early runs was a ‘buzz tour’ in small venues around the US. It’s surprising how comfortably they’ve slipped into these different environments after getting comfortable at the bigger end of things.⁣ ⁣ I have to wonder whether the long years of honing their craft in little venues hasn’t paid off in how they’re able to conjure the magic without all the help of big props and production.⁣ ⁣ Musically, it crackles and vibe-wise, Chris is able to reach out into the crowd to pull everyone into the show (improvising a happy birthday song to one, taking a soon-abandoned request for a very rare tune called Amsterdam from another).⁣ ⁣ I’ve heard other groups talking of splitting up and re-forming a new band for each album - just with the same members.⁣ ⁣ There’s something of a feel on these shows of a band free of its baggage going out to win the world over again - just like the fellas I met way back when.⁣ ⁣ From the response I’ve seen, I reckon the exact same magic that got them from there to here is as strong as ever. Sometimes you *can* go back….⁣ ⁣ R42 (@millerworld)

It strikes me as I stand in @kroq’s backstage corridor that the size of the recent shows is not dissimilar to those they were doing when I started. ⁣
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Back then, they were launching Rush Of Blood and one of the early runs was a ‘buzz tour’ in small venues around the US. It’s surprising how comfortably they’ve slipped into these different environments after getting comfortable at the bigger end of things.⁣
⁣
 I have to wonder whether the long years of honing their craft in little venues hasn’t paid off in how they’re able to conjure the magic without all the help of big props and production.⁣
⁣
Musically, it crackles and vibe-wise, Chris is able to reach out into the crowd to pull everyone into the show (improvising a happy birthday song to one, taking a soon-abandoned request for a very rare tune called Amsterdam from another).⁣
⁣
I’ve heard other groups talking of splitting up and re-forming a new band for each album - just with the same members.⁣
⁣
There’s something of a feel on these shows of a band free of its baggage going out to win the world over again - just like the fellas I met way back when.⁣
⁣
From the response I’ve seen, I reckon the exact same magic that got them from there to here is as strong as ever. Sometimes you *can* go back….⁣
⁣
R42 (@millerworld)
517 4 months ago

#Regram @kroq ⁣ ・・・⁣ @coldplay gave us such an incredible show to open up the brand new @hdradio Sound Space! 🌙☀️ You can watch the webcast loop of the full performance plus their interview with @strykerandklein for the next 24 hours at KROQ.com/webcast!

#Regram @kroq ⁣
・・・⁣
@coldplay gave us such an incredible show to open up the brand new @hdradio Sound Space! 🌙☀️ You can watch the webcast loop of the full performance plus their interview with @strykerandklein for the next 24 hours at KROQ.com/webcast!
459 4 months ago

For a while, there’s a concern that the trucks might not even be able to get close enough to the venue to get the gear in at @siriusxm. It’s a classic gallon-into-a-half pint pot scenario. The whole venue is smaller than some of the dressing rooms on the stadium run. Hoppy is tuning guitars in the back corner of the room behind the crowd, The mountain of mixing desks and audio gear is out the back in a tent. On stage, the band are stripped of a lot of the toys that normally make up a Coldplay show. Lucky then, that so many of the songs lend themselves to a ‘smaller’ approach. I think there’s also something about the stripped down approach with the crowd right in the band’s face that makes the whole thing that much more playful. There’s plenty of laughs, and some lovely moments hearing the songs breathe in the absence of the ‘bigger’ layers. Good to be back! R42 (@millerworld)

For a while, there’s a concern that the trucks might not even be able to get close enough to the venue to get the gear in at @siriusxm. It’s a classic gallon-into-a-half pint pot scenario.
The whole venue is smaller than some of the dressing rooms on the stadium run. Hoppy is tuning guitars in the back corner of the room behind the crowd, The mountain of mixing desks and audio gear is out the back in a tent. 
On stage, the band are stripped of a lot of the toys that normally make up a Coldplay show.
Lucky then, that so many of the songs lend themselves to a ‘smaller’ approach. I think there’s also something about the stripped down approach with the crowd right in the band’s face that makes the whole thing that much more playful. 
There’s plenty of laughs, and some lovely moments hearing the songs breathe in the absence of the ‘bigger’ layers. 
Good to be back!
R42 (@millerworld)
634 4 months ago

📺 Watch a preview of the band's performance of Orphans from today's @theellenshow! #EverydayLife🌙☀️

📺 Watch a preview of the band's performance of Orphans from today's @theellenshow! #EverydayLife🌙☀️
988 4 months ago