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Post  misery guts on Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:17 am

They've become one of the biggest bands in the world. Their 6th album 'Ghost Stories' will be released next month. Lead track from it is

Magic

Have to say it doesn't really compare with previous lead tracks like 'Paradise' or 'Violet Hill', or 'Yellow', or even 'In My Place'  Razz
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Post  misery guts on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:35 am

Actually, it's growing on me a bit, so hey...

Coldplay: Live in Sydney
Not sure, but I suspect this was from between their 2nd & 3rd albums. Quite a good little show, although nowadays they have more material to make use of.

Coldplay - MX World Tour 2012
Chiefly footage from Paris, but also some from Montreal & Glastonbury. They got Rihanna present for 'Princess of China', which is canny cross-promotion for both acts. Anyway, a decent gig, interesting to see which oldies stay in the set and which don't.
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Post  misery guts on Sun May 18, 2014 8:19 am

'Ghost Stories' is released tomorrow, and pretty much guaranteed to be #1 next week  Exclamation 
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Post  misery guts on Thu May 22, 2014 1:45 pm

^^^Unless Michael Jackson's fans have anything to say about it.

Making of Ghost Stories
A short show with Fearne Cotton interviewing the band about the new album. Apparently, they've tried to bring it back to the small-scale sound of their 1st album. Hmm...

Ghost Stories
An intimate (?) gig in the round where they performed the whole album (I assume, since there were no captions or intros), but helpfully mixed it up by also playing 'Clocks', 'Viva La Vida' and 'Paradise', too.

Their next single, at the end of June will be

A Sky Full of Stars
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Post  misery guts on Wed May 28, 2014 12:09 pm

The single entered the top 20, and the album did indeed go to #1, a massive success.

Coldplay @ Radio One Big Weekend
Closing the Saturday night in Glasgow, they ran through an hour of hits from assorted albums, before an encore of 'Fix You'. The crowd seemed hottest for their opener 'Paradise', and #1 smash 'Viva La Vida'.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:32 am

The album didn't stay #1 for long, though. Such is the modern marketplace...

How We Saw The World (Part One)
From Mar 23, 2006, at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, they belted out the hits, particularly from their most recent 3rd album. Their encore was In My Place and the unfathomably popular Fix You. Supposedly, they wrote Til Kingdom Come for Johnny Cash. It takes all sorts, clearly. A good gig, that goes without saying.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:01 pm

They also had "True Love" as a single, with a wacky body-consciousness video.

Heyday TV: Coldplay - Music in Review
As this was from c.2005, it rather cut short its view of the band, from early days, through their (then) three albums. The usual faces were there, though DJ Mary Anne Hobbs made a surprising presenter. There was archive footage of Chris Martin from 2000. The American aspect of these shows became more obvious than usual, too. But broadly a fair-handed tribute.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:58 pm

They also put out "Ink" as a single, but it wasn't that good. I did get this album, and I wouldn't rate it in my top 5 of theirs Laughing

Coldplay in Concert 2014
A BBC organised show featuring a mix of oldies amongst the tracks from the newest album. There were fewer of the really golden oldies, and they ended on A Sky Full of Stars anyway.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:37 pm

Tried listening to 'Ghost Stories' again, and it still doesn't do much for me.

Coldplay - Longevity
A pretty steady look through their progress from albums 1-4. There seemed as much interest in how close they apparently kept coming to breaking up, as to how many Grammys they won for certain albums. Then there was the plagiarism accusations put forward by Joe Satriani and Yusuf "not Cat Stevens" Islam, both about Viva La Vida, and both settled amicably.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:52 am

Today announced details for their new 7th album, "A Head Full of Dreams", out in December. The lead single from it will be "Adventure of a Lifetime". Supposedly there's talk of this album marking some sort of closure.

Adventure of a Lifetime
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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:11 am

The new album is finally out now. Meanwhile

Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime show
"We are so excited and honored and thrilled to be playing the halftime show," band front man Chris Martin said in a video. "It's going to be wonderful and hope we see you there."

The NFL said the Super Bowl 50 halftime show is still being planned and there will be multiple acts.

According to a press release from Pepsi, which sponsors the halftime show, Martin "is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL's On the Fifty campaign -- honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists."
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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:28 pm

Despite massive 1st week sales, over 200k, their new LP debuted at #2 for once, behind the Adele juggernaut Embarassed
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:02 am

Superbowl 50 is this weekend. They've got a new single out, with Beyoncé on it:

Hymn For The Weekend
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Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:24 am

Their Superbowl performance was augmented by Beyoncé Knowles and Bruno Mars, and I gather was widely felt to have been overshadowed by said guests.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:47 am

On the other hand, interest from the show meant their album moved up to #1 in the UK this week for the first time, Adele having stopped that happening when it was released.

Discovering: Coldplay
A fairly ordinary run-through of the band who divide critics who find them life-affirming or unremarkable. Travis got credit for inspiring their sound, though they turned their sound to achieve big success in the USA and beyond, as they went on. Brian Eno helped adjust their sound and potential. Their live shows reflect their growing status as a major band.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:06 am

Coldplay have been announced as Sunday headliners for this summer's Glastonbury festival, the 4th time they've done this.
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Post  misery guts on Thu May 26, 2016 12:50 am

Another single out, a month to Glastonbury, another wacky video:

Up & Up

Apparently features guitar work from Noel Gallagher, who I believe has been scornful of Coldplay in the past.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:46 am

Coldplay: Live @ R1 Big Weekend
A steady hour, including a short cover of Raspberry Beret by way of tribute to Prince, and finishing on recent single Up & Up.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:08 am

misery guts wrote:Coldplay have been announced as Sunday headliners for this summer's Glastonbury festival, the 4th time they've done this.
Coldplay @ Glastonbury 2016
Headlining on Sunday night on the Pyramid Stage, and semi-officially bringing the curtain down, they delivered a lengthy set with a tribute to the late Viola Beach, and an encore which brought on Barry Gibb for a couple of Bee Gees numbers. The finale involved concert organising overlord Michael Eavis himself performing "My Way" with the band as backing. One of many surprises. And a pretty good show with material from across their career.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:00 am

Coldplay debuted a new single, a collaboration with flavours-of-the-month Chainsmokers, at the Brit Awards:

Something Just Like This

Coldplay: Official Top 10
This 2016 rundown shows well the inclusion of downloads in skewing what counts as "sales:

10 - Magic
09 - The Scientist
08 - Princess of China
07 - Yellow
06 - A Sky Full of Stars
05 - Adventure of a Lifetime
04 - Hymn for the Weekend
03 - Fix You
02 - Viva la Vida
01 - Paradise
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:09 am

Something Just Like This seems to have been one of their more successful hits.

I managed to get their "A Head Full of Dreams" album lately, which was nice.

One Love Manchester
A colossal cheat to put this here, but there we go. Ariana Grande apparently helped organise this 3 hour tribute concert on Sunday night at Old Trafford, which featured Take That!, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ari herself and surprise headliner Liam Gallagher. There were some quirky collaborations between acts, such as Chris Martin helping Liam on Live Forever. I'm still not convinced that One Last Time is entirely the best message, but at least Don't Look Back In Anger makes sense. In a sense, it was a young person's version of a charity concert, and none the worse for that.
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