10 July 2006: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
- Square One
- Speed Of Sound
- God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
- What If
- How You See the World Pt. 2
- White Shadows
- The Scientist
- Til Kingdom Come
- Ring of Fire(cover)
- Swallowed in the Sea
- In My Place
- Fix You
Coldplay rocks Southeast Asian fans
SINGAPORE (AFP) - British band Coldplay rocked fans from around Southeast Asia with an highly energised and electric performance in Singapore.
Fans travelled from neighbouring countries for the soldout concert Monday night, Coldplay's only Southeast Asian stop on their Twisted Logic 2006 world tour. Frontman Chris Martin could not stand still as he and the rest of the Grammy-award winning band performed songs mainly from their latest "X&Y" album including chart-toppers "Speed of Sound" and "Twisted Logic".
Throughout the 80-minutes of melancholic rock, Martin danced around the stage of the Singapore Indoor Stadium in fluid and uncoordinated moves as 12,000 fans cheered him on. "It was definitely worth it," said Aco Asyrafiel, a 24-year-old student from Jakarta who flew in for the weekend.
His trip cost him almost 200 US dollars -- more than many Indonesians earn in three months -- but he would "surely do it again".
Coldplay was formed in 1998 and its first two albums "Parachutes" (2000) and "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" (2002) have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. "XetY" was released last year.
Coldplay play in Hong Kong on Thursday.
“If this is how you guys are like on a Monday,” said Chris Martin, “I can’t imagine what it must be like on a Saturday night.”
The Coldplay vocalist wasn’t chiding the 10,000-strong crowd that had filled the Singapore Indoor stadium to see him and his three bandmates perform on their first Asian stop of their Twisted Logic world tour. Au contraire, Martin, guitarist Johnny Buckland, drummer Will Champion and bassist Guy Berryman were noticeably blown away by the cacophony of praise that was showered upon them throughout their sold-out concert in the Lion City.
Not that the adulation wasn’t mutual. Having hosted Coldplay in July 2001 as part of a double-bill concert with Travis, Singapore once again played landlord to Brit-rock’s foremost ambassadors. Not even the ridiculously overpriced tickets kept punters from as far as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia away; the World Cup was over, one of the world’s biggest bands was in town, and no one wanted to waste their time and money.
The stadium exploded the moment the lights went out, and the giant panoramic screen behind the stage lit up with a digital countdown. The band casually took to stage amidst the unrelenting din of screams, and as the opening chords to ‘Square One’ played out, the iconic silhouette of Martin appeared, and his pitch-perfect falsetto soon reverberated throughout the arena.
Things escalated with ‘Politik’, as Champion unleashed a torrential roar from his drum kit. Unfortunately, the magnified platform soon underscored the inherent weakness of songs from X&Y as compared to offerings from Parachutes and A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and it would have been most welcome had Coldplay added tracks like ‘Shiver’ or ‘Spies’ into the brew. ‘White Shadows’ drowned in its own melodic deficiency, while the sparse piano intro to ‘What If’ induced widespread ennui amongst all but the most devoted. Even ‘Speed of Sound’ only coaxed a sing-a-long from the crowd because of its familiarity, but positioned immediately after the ultimate lighter-in-the-air ‘Yellow’, it was obvious which one was the weaker single.
But where the band lacked in variety, they more than made up for with stage presence. Martin was an irrepressible ball of energy, making every effort to involve every corner of the stadium instead of merely pandering to the adoring mosh pit. He pranced around with an array of bizarre hand gestures and dance steps, and didn’t so much play his piano as he virtually deflowered it. ‘The Scientist’ evoked a call-and-echo moment between frontman and crowd, demonstrating Martin’s all-pervading magnetism. Midway through the night, the band took residence with a simple acoustic set at the front of the stage. “This song is about waiting for a very long time for your favourite band to return to town,” said Martin before the start of X&Y’s hidden track ‘Til Kingdom Come’, before quipping, “The Backstreet Boys.” He even adlibbed a quick reference to the boyband in the song, which effortlessly transitioned into a tranquil cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’, even if Martin’s easygoing persona somewhat diluted the lyrical gravity of the Man in Black’s dark oeuvre. Meanwhile, his companions played their part to the hilt; Buckland’s guitar sparkled with richness and clarity, Champion kept a steady, propulsive rhythm going, and Berryman’s textured synthesiser sounds lent another facet to the overall grandiosity
But it was neither stripped-down simplicity nor the mere charisma of these four London chaps that would leave an indelible imprint on the crowd’s mind; this was a night stacked in elaborate production values of theatrical proportions. Featuring a fusion of lights, props and psychedelic video clips, Coldplay shamelessly draped their rock ‘n roll in pop pageantry, and the end result was utterly spellbinding. ‘Yellow’ had giant yellow balloons filled with gold paper bouncing amongst the crowd, of which Martin speared a few with his guitar. Elsewhere, ‘Clocks’ crescendo-ed from Champion’s frenzied drum roll into a sea of red laser lights that hovered above the band, while the pensive ‘Swallowed in the Sea’ was embellished by Martin’s lyrical doodles that illuminated a giant cloth backdrop, offering the crowd a brief peek into the psyche of Mr Gwyneth Paltrow. It was gimmicks galore, something Oasis shied away from during their March concert in the same venue, but it was only as campy as the snootiest cynic wanted it to be.
Ultimately, the night fell just short of life-changing transcendence. But transcendent concerts are rare, and priceless. Coldplay’s Singapore gig was just about worth the exorbitant ticket price; no more, but certainly no less. The encore had Martin sing ‘In My Place’ from the back of the stadium, and the band closed with the gorgeous anthem ‘Fix You’, where the band’s four-part harmonies during the bridge were gloriously overshadowed by the final strains of the masses. It didn’t even matter that the light bulb that descended from the ceiling, which Martin was supposed to swing around ala the song’s music video, failed to turn on at the critical moment. The frontman just shrugged, gave the faulty bulb a big swing anyways, and returned to his piano to bring things home. “We hope it won’t be as long as the last time before we see you again,” said Martin. For a crowd probably still trying to find ways to reoccupy the void left by the recently-concluded World Cup, there was no better way to achieve inner healing.
A rush of blood to the head at the speed of sound! That’s the only way to describe what this writer felt after emerging from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday night; knees weak, throat sore and mind still high from watching Coldplay live in concert.
Coldplay, you say? The very same band that has been labelled “boring” and “formulaic,” and whose songs always seem to sound the same?
Well, yes. Say what you want about their brand of music, but in truth, you will not have seen the best of Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums) and Guy Berryman (bass) unless you see them performing live; which was why I jumped at the chance to attend their one-night Singapore stopover for their Twisted Logic world tour.
From the moment the first strains of the intro to Square One came on, and the sold-out stadium crowd caught its first glimpse of Martin juxtaposed against a white screen with nothing but a couple of numbers counting down to zero, we knew we were going to be in for one heck of a ride.
Chris Martin of Coldplay in concert in Singapore. Coldplay is one band you have to see live to appreciate. In Martin, the band has a front man who is not just the lead singer, but one who genuinely enjoys performing in front of a crowd of thousands.
His energy, passion and sincerity shone through that night, amplified by his enthusiastic prancing around the stage. Furthermore, his strange antics (at one point he sang almost half a song while lying down on the floor with a camera in his face) and jerky air-piano hand gestures were quite a sight.
Wisely, he stopped short of those Robo-Crouch antics (a recent Brit dance craze) but this frontman’s own dance moves were not too bad and endeared him further to the 11,000-strong crowd.
In fact, it all gave the impression of a musician so immersed in his music that he doesn’t give a damn about what anyone thinks about him anymore.
And the music?
Well, let’s just say that Coldplay is not called “masters of the stadium anthem” for nothing. After all, with songs like Yellow, Fix You, Clocks, The Scientist and Speed of Sound in its playlist, it was inevitable that there would be lots of emotional mass singalongs, which the band definitely milked for all its worth. Karaoke for the masses, indeed.
My personal favourite part of the concert was when four of them got together in front of the stage for a little semi-acoustic session that included a little Johnny Cash tribute with ‘Till Kingdom Come and a cover of Ring of Fire. In truth, it was quite hard to determine one moment in the entire concert that was the highlight of it all.
There were just too many memorable moments to choose from – like when huge yellow balloons were let loose stage-side as they played Yellow; or when the aching strains of The Scientist rang around the stadium, and that soaring rendition of Speed of Sound, complete with psychedelic lights.
The only glitch in the whole affair was that light bulb at the end of Fix You (the final encore song) that failed to ignite. However, no one was in a mood to nitpick at that point, because we were to busy engrossing ourselves in what was probably the most moving and uplifting concert singalong I’d ever been part of.
Ultimately, say what you want about their music, Coldplay is definitely one band you have to see live to appreciate. Because as the lyrics in Clocks go – nothing else compares.
No opening act(s). Setlist:
1. Square One 2. Politik 3. Yellow 4. Speed Of Sound 5. God Put A Smile On Your Face 6. What If 7. How You See The World 8. White Shadows 9. The Scientist 10. Til Kingdom Come 11. Ring Of Fire 12. Trouble 13. Clocks 14. Talk - Encore - 15. Swallowed In The Sea 16. In My Place 17. Fix You
- Chris ad-libbed in "Got Put A Smile..." singing "...God let us tour the Far East...". - He also quipped that "Till Kingdom Come" was about waiting for your favourite band to return (making reference to their first joint-gig with Travis in Singapore). He slipped in a reference to The Backstreet Boys mid-song too. - The hanging light bulb for "Fix You" went all dark when Chris reached for it midway. He just shrugged his shoulders and carried on.
[Thanks Bernard Tey]
Wow, what a concert, and what a Chris Martin! I made my way to the Singapore Indoor Stadium at 11am in the morning to find myself fourth in line. Thanks to some excellent company and a few strolls by the waterfront, managed to survive the eight hour wait. We were ushered into the standing section around 7:30 and were made to wait anxiously till around 9pm before the lights went out and the entire stadium went nuts! I managed to find myself in the front row centre, could hardly believe it! I've been to a few concerts in the Indoor Stadium before, but never have I seen it this packed before!
Once the projection screen lit up with a countdown and the Square One Music came on with Chris's silouhette, I felt myself getting crushed by the masses of people behind me screaming and shouting for Chris. The first three songs were absolutely mind blowing (Square One, Politik and Yellow). The crowd was having a blast interacting with chris by throwing the yellow balloons onto the stage which he jabbed with his guitar :) Was amazing! People were stomping, screaming, falling on each other, was absolutely insane.
To be honest, I was in such a daze singing along and taking in every move on stage that I can't even remember the set list, except that I think we got one of the best ones so far. When the lights came on after the first three songs, I could see the look of surprise in Chris Martin's face, perhaps not expecting such a turn out. He even mentioned later that the last time they played here there were 7 people in the crowd :) I can't even pick one song out as the best perfomance of the night, each one sounded fantastic. Talk, White Shadows and Clocks created an incredible energy whereas In My Place, Yellow and Fix You had the entire crowd singing along. He ran up into the back for In My Place, but being right in the front, I couldn't even tell where he was except the entire stadium was up on their feet cheering him on.
Absolutely mind blowing concert, the lights, the music and most of all, Chris Martin's voice. He sounds a hundred times better live and the kind of energy he has on stage and the way he gets the crowd going is incredible. Even though I waited for 10 hours, had a few bruises on my back and arms, it was totally worth it! I'd only do it for Coldplay.
It was a superb weekend. Decided to watch the World Cup final in town afterall although nobody else wanted to leave the comfort of their own sofa and home tv. Didn't have a jersey to wear so yours truly, the once-in-4-years punya football fan bersemangat-ly wore blue, white and red. Met up with Eyeris and Sam, caught France's opening goal while having a quick bite at the food court nearby before we all ran across the road to catch the live telecast at the The Plaza, National Library. Yeah, a strange venue but great nonetheless! The Sony HD screen was pleasantly huge and most of the crowd gathered there were Azzurri supporters. Perhaps the atmosphere would have been more crackling if they were more France supporters around.
The sight of a lonely Les Bleus supporter wearing Zidane's No.10 jersey walking around aimlessly during the second half ironically foretold the unfortunate event that eclipsed Italy's win. Ohh the agony, even the skies opened up... Later, while walking towards the MRT in the rain, trying to imagine a convoy of Mat Rempits blaring their motorcycle horns as they speed down Bras Basah Road, shouting Itali, Itali, Itali menang!! brought a smile to my face. Oh, and that sad but really funny sight of a Brazil fan with the deflated horn in a videoclip of Italy's triumph over Brazil in 1982. Phoooot...
Rainy Monday morning blues then gave way to a spectacular evening! My first concert in a mosh pit and it was absolutely awesome! Siew Leong and I met up with a gleeful Eyeris, fresh and high from interviewing Coldplay and the pre-concert cocktail session haha... We started out being in the middle somewhere 20m from the stage, initially blocked by a pair of "English twin towers", couples making out much to Michael's amusement and a "puffball" who attended a concert via his camera LCD, but later ended up a mere 5 metres away from the band! Watching the band and Chris Martin on the piano and his amusing antics upclose were surreal!
As Chris Martin remarked, the mood of the Monday night concert was unbelievable! The crowd was electric! Ah Chan the concert veteran said Coldplay Live overtook RHCP's as his personal favourite. Every song simply rocked but my favourite moments of the whole night have got to be the gold confetti-filled yellow balloon balls during Yellow, the rising anthems of Clocks and Politik and finally singing our hearts out to Fix You despite our voices being quite gone by then! Oooh... the euphoria! As the bus meandered its way back to the other side of the island, strains of Till Kingdom Come and Swallowed in the Sea accompanied the ride home and I gave silent thanks for being 165cm... tee hee! [Thanks carinsuyn]
So. This is how a rock concert is suppose to be like.
Lights. Energy. And Really Loud. I swear, my eardrums seem to be sore still, having worked overtime since that particular day. In fact, it has been almost one week now, and I choose to pin the blame on that horrible pseudo techno/electronica/rap music (which I do not ever want to know the artiste to) blaring from the speakers, while we were made to wait for about an hour(!!) for the concert to begin. There were false alarms as people started shouting everytime a few unsuspecting technicians (nah, they probably would have gotten used to it by now) treaded onstage to check the equipment, and minor drama as a lighting technician had trouble assuming his position metres above the stage when he seemed to fail to get a decent foothold.
As such, and understandably so, when lights in the Singapore Indoor Stadium went out and numbers to the countdown flashed across the screen to opening song Square One, coupled with drummer Will Champion’s unrelenting power over his drumsets (which, I think, was made all the more intense on next song Politik), the crowd simply erupted (“If this is how you guys are like on a Monday, I can’t imagine how it would be like on a Saturday!”) – frantic screams and shrill whistles pierced the air, the adrenaline rush now complete with tentative sing-a-longs as everyone started moving to the music, while phones and cameras were also swiftly whipped out to record the one moment that started it all.
After all, the band is Coldplay.
“God put a smile upon youryouryouryour face…”
Frontman Chris Martin was – as already demonstrated everywhere else – a great bundle of energy. He would lead the crowd into every song and have them lap it all up, eating away eagerly from his hands. While there was not really much quirky banter (aside from “This is a song about waiting for a long time for your favourite band to come – the Backstreet Boys!” before launching into Til Kingdom Come) and interaction between the band and the audience (“We’ve been on tour for over a year-and-a-half, and would have done enough rehearsals to perform for this night…”), one could still feel that they were very much connected to the band that night. Chris pricked the big yellow balloons that were let out during Yellow and let the gold glitter wash over him; leaped about the stage and swung his arms vigorously as if to throw an imaginary hammer; sang while lying on the floor at the edge of the stage as the cameraman nonchalantly panned over to him; ran from one end of the stadium to the other (“It’d be a waste for us to come all the way here and not see the people at the back”).
“When I was a young boyyyyyy…”
Unfortunately, White Shadows was a tad bit disappointing (sigh). Surprisingly, another of the band’s biggests hits, which also garnered them a Grammy award, more than made up for it. Clocks was, quite simply, mind-blowingly awesome, as red laser lights played across the stage and painted various shapes at the back of the stadium. The energy, I think, was at its peak here, thanks to those piano keys.
There was also a so-called acoustic set as Chris and his other three band members – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will – came together to the front of the stage and played a few songs that included Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire (but I suppose everyone would have already known this by now).
The whole concert went by in a blur – which was why I found it really odd when Chris started thanking the crowd for being in attendance that night. “Thank you very much for coming”, he said. I went, “Huh?” and stole a glance at my watch – to find that 75 minutes had gone past.
But of course, no shows are complete without an encore – and frankly, no one would have let the band go that easily if they did not perform two of their better-known hits like In My Place and the band’s The Scientist for the year – which was, of course, Fix You. Couples started holding hands and swaying gently, while—
(Yes, this badly-written review finished abruptly, for I took to leaving the stadium just before the final song finished – let me just say that if I see another taxi with the words “On Call” instead of “For Hire”, I will… I will… YARGHHHHHH.)
I still think the entry on Wikipedia pretty much sums everything up nicely. Setlist differs a little, but… nah, I will not lose sleep over it.
Singapore - Someone joked that it would have been a good night for cat burglars as most houses on the small island were probably empty - almost everyone had turned out for the sold-out Coldplay concert last week. That, of course, was far from the truth because there are more than 15,000 people in Singapore, but even so, it felt like the entire island was on hand to welcome Coldplay back to Singapore.
Chris Martin, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion were back to rock out as a part of the first MTV Centrestage, a new project from the music channel launched in order to host big name artists.
Coldplay's first visit to the city was back in 2001, when they shared the bill with Scottish soft rockers Travis, who were then arguably better known. But times have changed. In 2003, they performed before a sold-out crowd in Bangkok. And you thought they were big then? Think again. Coldplay are now one of the biggest bands in the world. They have been elevated to the super A-List league reserved for bands with prominent status and respectable live reputations such as U2. Despite the downloading frenzy on the Internet, Coldplay are one of the few bands that manage to boast skyrocketing record sales, and their Twisted Logic 2006 Tour has sold out everywhere it has been.
Then again, it's no surprise they've joined the ranks of big boys. Martin's marriage to Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 might have helped a little, some say. But most importantly, it is Coldplay's melancholy that has propelled them into the spotlight. For three albums straight, Coldplay haven't lost the magic that captured the world's attention. The tunes are grand and the melodies are epic, but never too hard to digest. A winning recipe, indeed.
You might find Coldplay a tad too clean, a bit too emotionally clingy or a little too straight-edged public-schoolboy-ish for your tastes, but you have to see their live show to really understand them. The sounds are fuller, more rockish. Even if you've never been a big fan - and the Singaporean concert probably wouldn't have turned you into one - you would have had to admit that the improved performance skills and stage presence of the band members were well worth seeing and waiting for. Every member of the band, especially Martin, was confident and comfortable. Just like expensive wine, Coldplay have aged very well.
Moreover, Coldplay didn't just slide on some guitars, bang a few drums, then leave town: They brought a real show to Singapore. The production costs must have been through the roof since the lighting techniques, effects and visual screens were expertly executed. Everything seemed to be timed right down to the second to achieve the most satisfying results.
The lighting was grand and never let up. Normally, it's tricky to manage the lighting, but Coldplay's engineers and designers should pat themselves on the back. They managed to showcase their extravagant creativity while directing the focus toward the band at the same time. The lights were warm and inviting, fitting the changing moods of each song.
The screens and video projectors were, at times, showing the band members, and they were presented in such a way that it kept you on your toes, as you realised that it didn't really matter how big the hall was since all these ingredients were there to make you feel Coldplay all at once. With enough hits - most every Coldplay song is a camera phone-waving anthem - to last for about three concerts, the former University College London students carefully paced the moods and rhythms throughout the entire show. They seemed to know what people wanted to hear and what they wanted to play.
Kicking-off the show with Square One, Coldplay followed with Politick, and surprisingly, brought out their first hit, Yellow, sooner than expected. They also covered the late Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire (co-written with his wife, June Carter-Cash) as a way to pay homage to the Man in Black (who didn't chase aliens for a living!).
The night ended with cheers, screams and applause when Coldplay finished their encore with In My Place and Fix You. Judging from their performance and the reaction of the crowd, it won't be long before dear old Gwynie becomes known as Mrs Coldplay, rather than the other way around. And honestly speaking, these four gentlemen deserve the mammoth recognition they are receiving.
Oh my god 168 bucks..that is it..i was right infront of coldplay.. free standing... Presenting to you ColdPlay Twisted Logic Tour 2006..10 July..Monday..8pm..AT Singapore Indoor Stadium.
With my cold sweat rushed in the cab with dhivya my ex colleague frm LTW..there i was met up wid aisha n her hubby n few of our other colleagues..Different races..different dressing..different age group waiting anticipatedly for the arrival of ColdPlay..as we waited we sway to the upheat beats of Beatle's Tommorow Never Knows.
3 Bold men climbed a ladder hanging above..n sat in a braod seat to control the lights.BOOM it went dark..people rushed infront..with dim lightings..we screamed and tore our heads apart for Coldplay to be there any momment..bam it went dark..the screen came alive...COLDPLAY HAS came at last..chris martin holding onto the mike..sang his first number..SQUARE ONE..illuminated in red light..as the beat came on..all of us kept jumping and singing to the chorus..Coldplay has this intense energy overpowering we audience with every step n beat they brought along..it sounded so much more better live..is that chris martin..is he right infront of me..my god..as yellow came along..the whole stadium sang look at the stars..look at how they shine for u..with powerful beautiful yellow lights right above us..with yellow bright balls bumping ard us..den goin on to in my place...tears brought to my eyes...that connection that feeling is unreplaceable.
music does wonders..coldplay is magic...coldplay's lyrics speaks the truth about life indirectly relating to each and every existence in this world..as i play the piano watching chris martin thumpering on the piano keys is true inspiration.halfway they left and we screamed knowing this isn't the end..and there they came back again performing more songs and ending of with FIX YOU..with a bulb sky rocketing the air...finally when i left the stadium..i look thru the videos i took during coldplay.It is a total regret i did not bring my memory card i wud have taken a million pictures.till today n the rest of my life i am keeping that ticket.It was worth every inch of my penny n more of it.COLDPLAY you ROCK!
So, $168... That's what, RM370? Well, I had no choice, it was Coldplay, and it's not like they were ever going to come down to Malaysia. So over to SIngapore then... With the World Cup finals (Stayed up late to watch Italy vs France at Orchard Road) over just a day before, you can be sure that there would be a few football crazy Coldplay fans. True enough, a few fans right at the front of the stage waved an Italy flag the whole concert... Though it actually looked like a Mexico flag from where I was standing. Maybe it's the lighting.
Anyway, I got ther early, like 6.45 pm, and whoa, there was already 200 or so people. Don't they know that all concerts are delayed nowadays? (Ok fine, I went early to get a good stage position) So, 7.00 pm... then 7.30 pm... then 8.00 pm... A few of the backstage guys come test the drums, a few technicians climb to the top to man their cameras... 8.30 pm... 9.00 pm... When is it gonna start?
9.10 pm. The whole place turns dark. And all of a sudden, the stage turns pitch black with nothing but a few numbers counting down to zero, and... CHRIS MARTIN! From the moment John Buckland belted out the chorus riff to "Square One", I knew we were in for one hell of a ride. "Politik" was an excellent mesh of WIll Champion's drums and Chris' piano, while "Yellow" brought the whole crowd to their feet. And of course, they played my personal favourite, "God put a Smile upon Your Face", and Champion had an uplifting drum solo right in the middle of it.
By the time Coldplay took to the front for a mini acoustic jam, I had probably jumped more in 45 minutes than I had in my entire life (and I'm a basketballer). With WIll Champion taking the drums, while Guy Berryman played the harmonica and acoustic guitar, it just goes to show how multi talented Coldplay are with their music. And of course, it ain't Coldplay without "Clocks", with a nice little ending comnig off a ridiculous speed.
10.10 pm...It was time to go after "Talk"...
And here comes the encore! Crowd chants of "COLDPLAY, COLDPLAY!" and "WE WANT MORE!" brought the band back to the stage, and they duly followed with their lovely ballad "Swallowed in the Sea", which I swear had a few fans in tears. "In my Place" took all of us to even greater heights, and they finished of the night with their best-ever sing-along song, "Fix You". Except, the bulb wasn't working, but who cares? I certainly had the best time of my life when Coldplay bowed down in thanks to the crowd. Thanks, Coldplay!!!!