While I’m writing this I am still on a high from the gig last night. Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto tour was truly the most incredible concert I’ve ever been to.
A far cry from the old Coldplay that people used to listen to when they were sad. The album Mylo Xyloto tells the story of a world of colour and love against all odds. I challenge anyone to be sad listening to this album. The gig was a perfect example of this world of colour. Every member of the audience, over 50,000 were given a wristband that would light up during different songs in time with the music. As you can imagine, in a stadium with 50,000 people these light up wristbands created the most incredible sight, thousands of coloured lights filled the stadium like a starry night. Couple that with amazing lighting, giant balloons and confetti, It was really something to behold!
The band played many great songs off their new album (Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, Major Minus and Hurts Like Heaven were highlights) as well as some old favourites from their back catalogue (Fix You, Yellow, Violet Hill, Speed of Sound and Viva La Vida – just to name a few). Chris Martin also played a beautiful, short piano version of Powderfinger’s My Happiness before saying that he really misses the local Brissie band. The amount of energy that was coming from the band and the audience was both euphoric and electric! There are very few words to describe this concert. So all I will say further is if you get the chance to go to a Coldplay concert… DO IT! The Mylo Xyloto tour will be one of the bands best tours and probably one of the biggest and best world tours of 2012.