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Webcast, 2nd Single, Etc.

August 20, 2002 5:50 AM

Coldplay will be webcasting their upcoming show at the Olympia in Paris. The show takes place on Tuesday, the 27th of August and will be broadcast from Les Inrockuptibles.

According to Jonny Buckland, the next single from 'ARoBttH' will be 'The Scientist.' NME is guessing that it will see a November release date.

There is a nice little article at MTV.com that talks about 'In My Place.' Give it a read if you have some time. Also, you can catch Coldplay today (8/20) on MTV2 at 3pm Eastern on 'VMAs: The Breakthrough Collection.'

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Philly, Oasis and Hidden Goodies

August 14, 2002 2:01 AM

While I still haven't heard much about the Boston or Philly shows, I did get an email from "Drew17s" who told me the Philly setlist was the same as the Washington D.C. show (see previous news). He did say there was on exception, though: the band closed with "Lips Like Sugar" (Echo and the Bunnymen cover) in the 2nd encore, rather than the new, untitled song.

According to NME, toward the end of Coldplay's set at the Bowery Ballroom in New York last night, Chris Martin told all those in attendance that the show was officially over, but anyone that wanted to stay for a few surprises should.

He then played a cover of Oasis' 'Songbird,' which got a nice ovation from Noel Gallagher himself, who was in the audience with his brother Liam. Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow was also among those who were spotted in the audience last night.

If you haven't been to arushofbloodtothehead.com lately, you should return, because exclusive in-studio video footage is available from the making of the album. The people running that site are doing a great job of keeping it interesting...who knows what may still be up their sleeves!

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D.C. Review and Setlist

August 13, 2002 2:23 AM

A big thank you goes out to Thalia tonight for sending in a short review and setlist from Coldplay's recent show at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. The setlist is as follows:

  • Politik
  • Shiver
  • Spies
  • Daylight
  • Trouble
  • One I Love
  • Don't Panic
  • Everything's Not Lost
  • See You Soon
  • God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
  • Yellow
  • The Scientist
1st Encore
  • Clocks
  • In My Place
  • Life Is For Living
2nd Encore
  • Untitled New Song
Thalia said the following about the gig: "They came back for a second encore in which they played a new song - all I remember is that it was very loud and fast with a lot of driving guitar and drums. Fantastic. They didn't give it a name - just said they had never played it live before. They are incredible live --the best show I've seen in a very long time."

Coldplay followed the D.C. show with an appearance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York tonight, and will play again on Wednesday in Minneapolis. They'll then end their U.S. club tour with a show in San Francisco on the 18th, and another in Los Angeles on the 20th. Keep your fingers crossed, and hopefully more Thalia's will pull-through with reviews and setlists.

And finally, Coldplay.com will be offering an online listening party via the new album's official site, and you'll be able to access the party straight from this site. Look for an update later in the week which will give you full-access to the 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' listening party.

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More Darius and Tour News

August 11, 2002 8:31 PM

As you've probably already heard, Coldplay's first single from 'A Rush of Blood to the Head,' 'In My Place,' debuted at #2 on the UK singles chart this week after selling nearly 46,000 copies. It's the highest position for a single that the band has ever had. They were topped by Darius, who remains at #1 for the second week. For more on the singles chart, see Yahoo! News.

I received an interesting email today concerning the U.S. release of 'A Rush of Blood to the Head.' It seems that the U.S. version is only going to have 10 tracks on it, unlike the UK version which is to contain 11. Unless the track shows up as a hidden surprise, 'Amsterdam' looks to be an omission from the U.S. release. Websites such as MTV and CDNow have pretty much confirmed this to be true. However, CDNow does offer the purchase of 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' containing an extra bonus track, which I'm guessing is 'Amsterdam,' albeit at a higher price (import?). I guess the moral of the story for U.S. fans is to buy your copy from ColdplayShop.com, get the extra track, and get yourself in the running for the limited edition lyric book at the same time.

And now just a brief tour/tv reminder. Be sure to catch Coldplay on MTV2's $2 Bill show tonight at 2am Eastern (repeat) if you missed it the first time around. Also, the band will be playing the Bowery Ballroom in New York tomorrow and then the First Avenue Main Room in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday the 14th. If anyone can write a review or send in the setlist, please let me know.

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Article in Blender

August 11, 2002 12:48 AM

Out of luck I picked up a copy of the current issue of Blender magazine today and saw that there is a full article on Coldplay and their new album. The article contains several pictures (professional and candid), and from the little I read, it seems to be pretty nice. Definitely pick up a copy of the magazine if you get a chance.

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