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September 19, 2002 3:57 PM

First off, I want to thank those of you who have been supporting this site and sending in information and reviews/setlists. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Now on to the good stuff...Coldplay news and reviews. Eric was kind enough to forward me an article from the Las Vegas Sun called "Coldplay coolly sets the tone." In the article, Kirk Baird, the author, writes "there were no awkward moments, no ill-timed songs. Just near-perfect pacing by...Coldplay as the band deftly worked through its two-album catalog, mixing upbeat and plaintive tunes with precision." You can read the article in its entirety at the Las Vegas Sun.

Lora from over at Hot & Coldplay offerred to share her review of Coldplay's recent Baltimore gig with us. Highlights include Chris remark about Baltimore's reputation as the "crack capitol of the world" and a cover of "Streets of Baltimore" (Glaser/Howard). The review is a great read, and you can check it out over at Lora's site.

And then there's another album review over at cMusicWeb, in which 'The Scientist' is described as a "wondrous, piano-laden diary of reflective love that is painfully awakened by the reminder that the love has to go." Jason Ewert did a great job writing this review, and I want to thank him for pointing me in its direction.

And now on to the news. Coldplay can be heard performing 'In My Place' on New York's KROCK Radio by visiting their Audio Section or by clicking here.

'A Rush of Blood to the Head' is still going strong in the U.S. and is now positioned at #8 on Billboard's albums chart.

That's all for now, but don't worry...there will be more soon.

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Boston Setlist & Review

September 18, 2002 1:16 PM

Thanks to Duncan Warner we've now got a full setlist and review from the show Coldplay put on in Boston last night. Here is what he sent in:

The show was quite frankly brilliant. The band have been touring with the new material for a while and it definitely shows. Their performance was very polished (apart from Chris losing a fight with his acoustic guitar and missing the last line of 'God Put a Smile Upon Your Face.' – he recovered well by trying the sing the line while laughing after the band had finished playing the song!), and had all the elements of great live show: dramatic opener, great music played loud, a charismatic frontman who lights up the stage with presence and spontaneity, a little humor and of course audience participation.

High point: Everything's Not Lost
Low Point: 10:45pm when the band left the stage!

Words of advice for anyone going to the forthcoming US shows: Get there early and check out Ash, get comfortable and enjoy Coldplay's performance. You won't be disappointed!

Setlist

  • Politik
  • Shiver
  • Spies
  • Daylight
  • Trouble
  • One I Love
  • Don't Panic
  • Everything's Not Lost
  • Green Eyes
  • God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
  • Yellow
  • The Scientist
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Encore:
  • Clocks
  • In My Place
  • Life is for Living
Thanks, Duncan, for the great review!

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Beyond the UK

September 18, 2002 12:54 PM

For all those Coldplay fans outside the UK hoping to catch the band in action this fall, I have good news. Coldplay has scheduled quite a few shows following their UK tour that will take place outside of England. According to Pollstar, you can expect to see Coldplay on the following dates:

  • Oct. 25 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Point
  • Oct. 27 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Point
  • Nov. 3 - Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
  • Nov. 5 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy
  • Nov. 8 - Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
  • Nov. 10 - Munich, Germany @ Colosseum
  • Nov. 18 - Milan, Italy @ Fila Forum
  • Nov. 20 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
  • Nov. 23 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
I've already had a few people show interest in helping out by sending in setlists and reviews for these upcoming shows, so you can look forward to more up-to-date, exclusive Coldplay news from Bernie's Coldplay Site!

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Atlanta Far from Total Loss

September 16, 2002 12:07 PM

Coldplay had to cancel a show in Atlanta - but surprised fans by playing an impromptu gig in the car park next door!

The band are currently on a North American tour in support of their second album 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'.

However, their scheduled date at the outdoor Atlanta Masquerade Music Park (September 14) was pulled after freak weather conditions blew the roof of the stage and rain poured all over their equipment.

In an attempt to leave fans who had travelled with some memory of the day, singer Chris Martin was joined by bandmember Jonny Buckland outside the venue where they played a short, acoustic set. Songs included 'Yellow, 'In My Place', 'Green Eyes' and 'The Scientist'.

Later in the evening the band headed to the city's Echo Lounge venue where The Frames were playing. Members of Coldplay and Ash, who are touring with the group got up on stage and made a second, impromptu performance.

Source: NME

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Atlanta Cancellation Confirmed

September 16, 2002 11:57 AM

The following comes from the band's official website:

The band sent a note this morning from the US saying they are very sorry for the cancellation of the show in Atlanta. The weather conditions were so bad that a freak wind blew the roof of the stage when they were setting up and thus all the equipment got too wet to turn on.

Chris and Jonny played some acoustic numbers outside for everyone who had travelled to the show, and the full show will be re-scheduled soon.

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