Coldplay Live 2012


Coldplay Live 2012 is the official documentation of the Mylo Xyloto tour, which was performed, recorded and published by the British alternative rock band Coldplay. The project consisted of a world-wide broadcasting in a movie theater, live streaming on Youtube, Coldplay's third live album and a 183 -page e -book that describes the tour.

The film and the album was recorded during the concert of the 2011 festival tour and Mylo Xyloto tour, which began in October 2011 and ended in September 2012. On 13 November 2012, the film was previously shown in selected cinemas in 57 countries. The DVD and the Blu- Ray with the film and the live album on CD was released on November 14, 2012.


In April 2012, the band manager Phil Harvey mentioned for the first time the documentation. The first working title is Coldplay movie. This name was also engraved on the Xyloband mentioned, glowing bracelets, which were distributed at the inlet to the concerts. Officially, the film and the album on October 25, 2012 was announced. On the same day two sites competed for the Live 2012 project, a the theatrical release and the other the project in its entirety. A two-minute trailer accompanied the announcement, which was published on the Internet and film advertising. In addition, a preview of the song Us Against the World on the live site was commissioned in 2012 online. A 183 -page e-book about the tour was also announced.


Together Sliced ​​were mainly shots of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2011 and the tour performances at the National Stadium Stade de France in Paris and the Centre Bell in Montreal.


The concert premiere on October 26, 2011 in Madrid has been sent as a live stream on YouTube.

Film release of Live 2012 was on November 13, 2012, broadcast at 19:00 ( corresponding to the time zones) in selected cinemas in 57 countries. The film was shown before midnight twice. Following an agreement between Parlophone and Studio 3, the film was shown a day later on the U.S. cable and satellite channels Epix.

Title list

All songs were, Will Champion, Chris Martin and music producer Brian Eno composed and recorded, unless otherwise noted by the band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland.

Audio Samples

  • "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall " contains elements of " Ritmo De La Noche " written by by Alex Christensen, Harry Castioni, Bela Lagonda and Jeff Wycombe, which in turn contains elements of "I Go to Rio " written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson.
  • " Princess of China" uses an audio sample of the song " Takk ...", Jón Þór Birgisson written by, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg and Kjartan Sveinsson Hólm, performed by Sigur Rós.
  • " Up with the Birds" includes an audio sample of "Driven by You" by Brian May and an excerpt from "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen.


"It is what Coldplay the overwhelmingly negative connotations habit of the stadium ( pop) rock band has introduced and fans from " Parachutes "times may no longer responds. It is certain, " Mylo Xyloto " the weakest Coldplay album, but with reference to the opener, "Major minus ", " Charlie Brown" and even " Princess of China" just too long no down appearance. The duet with Rihanna you may like to condemn, but when she starts in the Stade de France, " I could have been a princess" to sing the supplied Synthfläche shoots directly into the marrow. "

" No matter what one may think of the band and their pop songs - in a full stadium can the magic of ballads, the well- orchestrated light show and the sentiment hardly escape. Coldplay are masters of the stage show. This is expensive and dramatically perfect. "

"The sound is brilliant, the pictures are beautiful. The hits are all here with. In " In My Place " confetti like tinsel trickles through the air. In " Paradise " the audience glows more beautifully than any Christmas tree. But everything seems a little too perfect. As Christmas without surprises, mass appeal and pure. Since this band was in its infancy but already musically times much further. "