1 June 2012: Emirates Stadium, London, England
- Mylo Xyloto
- Hurts Like Heaven
- In My Place
- Major Minus
- Lovers In Japan
- The Scientist
- Violet Hill
- God Put A Smile Upon Your Face
- Princess Of China
- Up In Flames
- Warning Sign
- Don't Let It Break Your Heart
- Viva La Vida
- Charlie Brown
- Us Against The World
- Speed Of Sound
- Singing In The Rain / Fix You
- Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Photos from this show can be found at Coldplaying.com in the Gallery thread for the Emirates Stadium. http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1902
This concert was made available and in full over the internet on 1st June, 2012 via Absolute Radio. Audio download links are available at the Coldplaying messageboard - Multimedia forum.
Videos from this show can be found in the first post of the Coldplaying forum live thread for this show at http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90352
All post-show discussion for this show at the forum thread http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90352
All fan reviews have been submitted to us by the members of Coldplaying.com, unless stated otherwise.
Excellent gig tonight. Colourful and uplifting. Very polished but they looked knackered! Not surprising since they have just come back from the U.S tour. I thought it was going to drizzle all evening but it stopped just after they came on. So many songs to choose from their catalogue but a lot from A Rush Of Blood To The Head. I did like Singin' In The Rain and the stripped down version of Speed of Sound. Fairly big age range which shows their appeal. It was a shame that there was no guest appearance from anyone a la Simon Pegg or even Rihanna (not asking for much!). I think that this will be the last tour for quite some time so enjoy it while it lasts! Ash and Marina and The Diamonds were excellent. [thanks mingymoo]
Just got back from London... it was an awesome gig! The stadium was a great venue. The fireworks were also amazing!! I couldn't get there very early, so it was nice not to queue up for hours for once and just wander around the pitch and seating area getting some different views. Luckily I could meet up with the girls volunteering with Oxfam too, and we had a great time watching from the back of the pitch (pretty far away though) but standing near to the 'C stage'... when the band finally got there, it was excellent - I've never watched at that stage before, but you're soooo close to them, even closer than when you're at the very front!! One more thing... was so happy to have finally heard Warning Sign live for the first time ever in my Coldplay gig-going. Great gig!! Have a great time everyone who's going tomorrow/Monday! [thanks crazyduckette]
Random side note:Holy $@#&! That screen is HUGE! That was awesome (thanks hps for uploading it). I loved warning sign, lij, paradise, everything else. I am so excited for dc!!! Except I hope Chris doesn't say fuck more than 800 times since I'm gonna bring my parents lol. [thanks Car Kids]
okay. last night was the best night of my life so far. The Show was both musically and visually stunning. I was at the barrier at the X stage and it was just crazy. We think some of the dvd may be filmed last night because there was a lot of people round the crowds and the stage with tshirts and passes saying "DVD crew". I still cannot get over what happened. [thanks connor2295]
Well last night was the fifth time I have seen Coldplay live and I can honestly say they just keep getting better! The show now is mind blowing. They have everything; lasers, confetti, giant balloons, flashing wristbands, fireworks, and an incredible stage! All together the show was phenomenal and the best gig I've ever been to. It was amazing to be so close to the front too and the atmosphere was wonderful! What a night! [thanks Dan 6N]
Coldplay at Emirates last night was a sea of beautiful bobbing bright neon. Stad rock gigs are epic in size and we were high up in the gods of Emirates (in cheapskate seats) but the neon wristbands brought a real sense of intimacy and excitement to the gig. 60,000 fans all flashing pink, green and blue. Great show! [thanks http://hanwellnest.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/neon-night/ ]
Luminous and wired
After some very upsetting times and quite a bit of drama with my flatmate (we were supposed to go to the Coventry on tuesday), yesterday I ended up going to London to see Coldplay at the Emirates stadium.
Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. As you may already know, I am the ultimate concert junkie and I've been dying to see Coldplay for so long, but I knew this was going to be an entirely different experience.
Because of my last-minute change I got a seating place. At first I was bummed but, turns out, it was actually better that way. I just want to skip to the best part of it all; the glowing wristbands.
Every single one of the 58,000 people in the stadium got a wristband that would light up automatically during the show. There was one moment as they were playing Charlie Brown, when for the first time they turned all the lights off and turned all the bracelets on. Okay, guys, the entire stadium gasped from the beauty of what was in front of us; the pictures don't even explain and the magnificence of the sight is hard to explain in words, but just try to imagine 58,000 coloured lights glowing and moving around in the pitch dark as Coldplay is playing in the background.
I've only cried from beauty twice in my life; once was in 7th grade camp in the Sahara desert where I saw the most incredible sky and the Milky Way, and the second time was last night. It was so incredibly beautiful! And it was HUGE!
Coldplay didn't just make a marvelous musical show (as they would, with their flawless music!) but they also created an insane visual show with the wristbands, actual fireworks, confetti, balloons, blow up butterflies around the stadium... There were people of all ages, families with kids, elderly couples, couples of 50 year old friends, all there chanting to The Scientist and Viva La Vida and Fix You (my god, Fix You made me an emotional wreck!) and I found it all touching and super adorable. I jammed and sang along to every single song so loud I'm surprised I still have any voice at all! It's been 24 hours now and I am still freaking out.
The entire 24 hours yesterday were wonderfully perfect, it was such a fun day and I wish I could thank Coldplay for an absolutely unforgettable night.
[thanks Camilla http://caffe-shakerato.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/luminous-and-wired.html ]
The closest to religion I’m ever going to come
Before I first saw Coldplay live I was largely ambivalent towards them. But last night, standing amongst a sea of 65,000 people with a sweaty mess pouring his heart out on stage, it was the closest to religious worship I’m ever going to come. It was spiritual.
The whole thing was so flamboyant and colourful. There were fireworks, lasers, cannons shooting thousands of paper butterflies, giant fluro balloons and 65,000 flashing wristbands. Whoever came up with the idea of turning every person in the arena into a living, breathing fairy-light beating in time to the music was inspired. It was a thing of extreme beauty. Even Rhianna ‘turning up late’ couldn’t shake the mood (somewhere a techie is getting fired for not bringing her video in on time).
For me, they are by far and away the best live band I have ever seen. When a band plays ‘The Scientist’, asks you if your having a good time and then tells you they “haven’t even played the good songs yet” you know you’re in for a great night. [thanks http://any-noise.com/2012/06/02/coldplay-live-2012/ ]
We went up to The Emirates Stadium to see Coldplay. The gig was….well….rubbish to be honest. I might write about it over the next few days, but then again it was so dull, I might just try and forget I ever went to it! [thanks http://theonlywayisreading.com/2012/06/ ]
It was 5th July 2005 when this writer last saw Coldplay. The group had just released X&Y, their plodding third album and had newly graduated to a stadium act off the back of its phenomenal success. They were supported by sound-alikes Morning Runner and Doves, and the two screens either side of the stage spent the afternoon blaring out messages and videos from Oxfam. The four men all wore black, stayed almost rooted to the spot and played infront of a black screen. The climax of the show featured Chris Martin swinging a lightbulb around his head during the closing moments of ‘Fix You’. It was all incredibly, joy-sappingly earnest. You need only look at the stage at The Emirates Stadium to see that the 2012 Coldplay are a somewhat different proposition. Rejuvinated and freed by the additions to the colour palette that 2008’s Viva La Vida bought them, last year’s Mylo Xyloto was a neon-drenched, technicoloured pop beast that means that Coldplay now choose to play surrounded by four giant circular screens, confetti canons, huge glow in the dark butterflies, hundreds of yards of graffiti-strewn fabric and a pier-like stage that sprawls out into the sea of bodies. By now the four-piece, playing a hometown show here in London, are stadium professionals and understand the formula, namely doing everything in their power to distract you from the music, safe in the knowledge that the songs they are playing are some of the most popular in the world. By ‘In My Place’, only the second song of the evening, it’s clear that this crowd are in fine voice, with Chris Martin playing the encouraging showman at all times, throwing his yoga-honed body around the vast stage. Each song sounds beefier, rawer and grander that their recorded partners. ‘Violet Hill’, with its shotgun snare drum, is turned into a psychedelic rock strut, ‘God Put a Smile Upon Your Face’ is completely transformed into a hi-energy guitar freakout and ‘Yellow’, after its softly-softly reworked beginning booms over the horizon with pure bombast. ‘We’ve not even played any of the good songs yet’ jokes Martin in typical self-deprecation mode as he thanks the crowd for their hysteria. While the now obligatory mini sets on the mini stages – one at the end of their stage pier, one right at the back of the stadium – gives the chance for the group to showcase their softer side as ‘Warning Sign’ and ‘Speed of Sound’ are given stripped down renditions before the group sprint back to the main stage to begin a run of songs that makes up the backbone of the set: Viva La Vida, Charlie Brown –before which the audience wrist bands light up spectacularly to create a sea of light – and Paradise. They are solid gold in their sing-alongs. As the Viva La Vida chant continues long after the band leave the stage, carrying on while people file out of the stadium, its safe to say that the biggest band in the world have delivered a show that is truly worthy of the title. Who knew that colour would suit Coldplay so much? [thanks When the Gramophone Rings] http://whenthegramophonerings.com/2012/06/04/live-review-coldplay/
On Friday Janine and I went to our fourth concert of the year and one we have been looking forward to for awhile. It took place at Emirates Stadium (home of Arsenal Football Club) and it featured one of our favourite bands...Coldplay! We got there reasonably early and found a few geocaches in the area...surprise, surprise. When we got into the stadium we suffered through the two opening acts, which were surprisingly underwhelming for a Coldplay concert. We sat at the very back of the stadium, but could see the stage head on so they were actually not bad seats. When Coldplay arrived they went full force and pulled out all the stops including fireworks and streams of confetti as well as bouncy balls that were sent into the crowd and some massive blow-up figurines. After the first few songs they settled down with those theatrics, but continued to belt out the songs including my favourite “Yellow”. When we went into the stadium initially we were each given wristbands to wear and at a couple points during the show these were activated and became a set of lights on each person’s wrist. As you can imagine, in a stadium full of people this had quite the effect and was one of our favourite parts of the show. The only real downside was the fact that they played most of the tracks from their new album, which neither of us particularly like, but they threw in lots of their former hits as well which made it a memorable night. [thanks Steve and Janine] http://steveandjanineslondoncallsagain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/coldplay-concert.html
Londonist: It is fitting that Coldplay are playing the Emirates stadium over three nights during Jubilee weekend; they’re the only band who can match the pomp and pageantry taking place throughout our city. They’re undeniably the biggest band in the world so while the world watches London, they are flying the flag of great British music, and boy are they making themselves noticed over the gun salutes.
Stadium gigs are always detached, impersonal shows; four tiny blokes on a stage with a screen – thank you and goodnight. Not Coldplay; their Mylo Xyloto world tour is too small for stadia, so the setup has three performance areas – main stage, middle arena jam section and an acoustic stage for the back – a trick only employed by the U2s and Rolling Stones of the rock world. Catwalks for the obligatory rock star strutting jut out at three angles, and four giant screen discs in front of a massive neon banner covering the Clock End, mean London’s second stadium feels cocooned by the rock spectacle. This is part of Coldplay’s charm. Love them or hate them (tending towards the latter to be honest – DN) the four piece have maintained their connection to their fans, even on their vast stages, having a humble appreciation of the fame bestowed upon them. Radio controlled wristbands given to each attendee adds to this inclusiveness, everyone is part of the show as the bands’ LED light flashes in time with the songs, filling the Emirates with pop dragonflies.
As they open with the thunderous Mylo Xyloto the Emirates shimmers with twinkling lights, while laser lights dance on the North Bank End, and we are treated to a barrage of pyrotechnics. No one is paying attention to the music, rather everyone’s jaws drop at the spectacle. Then there’s more. Hurts Like Heaven explodes with confetti cannons which cover the stadium, and outside, with neon tissue butterflies and birds swirling around with the eddies. Then there’s more. In My Place combines the flashing wrist bands with more confetti. Then. There’s. More. Thirty neon balloons appear throughout the crowd like a slow motion Van Persie header for Major Minus. It’s been a visual onslaught which is is a perfect gambit, even stadium show cynics (well, us) are in awe of what’s before us and swells the adrenaline ready for the heart of a Coldplay show – soaring melodic rock.
The highlight is Yellow, a song never written for stadiums, yet its intimacy is transformed into an epic rock anthem, and Islington hasn’t heard a sing-a-long like it. The audience are vocal throughout, which is visibly moving to Chris Martin – or maybe it’s the rock star training. Either way the devotion they inspire is amazing; for much of the audience this is their only gig of the year and they have been given the perfect opportunity to air their lungs. Although a slick polished affair there’s a glitch during Princess in China. The VT of Rihanna’s vocals comes in late warranting a restart. There’s also a problem with the stewards allowing too many people into the reserved area, causing some overcrowding – but that’s an Arsenal issue.
Although Coldplay’s melodic pop rock can be rather plodding, show-wise it was faultless. A stadium gig needs to be an event and the Mylo Xyloto tour, with its vast dystopian neon set, has set a new benchmark. Mass appeal pop music lives in the stadium, and Coldplay are the best at it. The Jubilee celebrations and even the running and jumping have some hard work to do to surpass this magnificent show. 
Coldplay at Emirates: A Fan's Take (Yahoo): Sometimes the world of sports and rock 'n' roll collide and a writer gets lucky enough to cover two subjects that he's fond of: Coldplay and Arsenal football. I apologize, the subject of this column will lean more toward Coldplay than the Gunners. There is nothing that compares to the spectacle of an open stadium rock concert. When it's the biggest rock band in the world, it takes the spectacle to heights that reduce anything that Ringling Bros. can stage to a finger puppet show. The energy level in Emirates Stadium this weekend for three Coldplay concerts will dwarf anything felt on the field when the Gunners played. Not to diminish any of the amazing moments Arsenal had at Emirates this season, but its Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion. Those guys are capable of bringing unmatched showmanship and voltage to any venue. I've seen them twice; the bigger the venue, the better the show.
On the official Arsenal website they have photos of the construction of the stage and the set up of Coldplay's signature graffiti-like backdrops. Protective matting has been laid for the pitch. There are also backstage pictures but they just show signs giving directions to the stage. Emirates displaying these things show how ecstatic they are to have one of the world's best-selling musical groups. With songs like "Yellow" and "Viva la Vida", Coldplay has not only become one of the most commercial bands in the world, but also a critical darling. Their fan base is cross generational, which is the holy grail of any bands longevity in the business. I don't know anyone who doesn't at least have one favorite Coldplay song.
The multiple Grammy winning group has always been written about as a love/hate sort of band; people love their music or can't stand their haunting melodies and alluring guitar riffs. I've always been a fan of their less popular songs like "Lovers in Japan" and the ballad "The Scientist". "Fix You" is their greatest song-Chris Martin has called it "a perfect song." If they perform it this weekend, even those in attendance with the frostiest of hearts will feel something; it's packed with powerful emotion. Will any Gunners in attendance at one of the shows get VIP treatment? Arsenal executives and Coldplay's people need to work something out where Robin van Persie and his family should get total backstage access. Robin and his family should get to stand off stage during one of the performances and get all the pictures they want with the band after. Arsenal should hook RVP up. Manchester City would probably pull some strings if he was their star player. I'm sure Chris Martin knows who he is. 
COLDPLAY turned in a stunning performance at Arsenal last night (The Sun) Frontman Chris Martin was the stand-out 'man of the match' as the band played a 90-minute set crammed full of old and new material. Stepping on stage at dusk, the arena quickly turned into a pool of lights as the fans waved their light-up wristbands around in a frenzy. Flashing in time with the music, it was an idea so simple, but yet so effective. More colour filled the Emirates, home of Arsene Wenger's Gunners, as confetti fell onto the stage. Even without the special effects, Chris' brilliant voice, combined with his overwhelming energy and tight bond with his bandmates places Coldplay at the top of the Premier League of live acts around.
The sweaty singer puts a load of effort in, but the results are quite spectacular. Chris' every move was worshipped by the sell-out crowd as he danced around the stage. At one point he was so knackered he fell to the floor and could barely get up. For the encore, Chris and his bandmates swapped ends for an acoustic number. Chris, husband of Hollywood actress Gywneth Paltrow, said: "We couldn't come to Arsenal and not play both ends." Just when we thought they were ready to call it a night, the band returned to the main stage for an epic finale in the rain. A tender performance of Singing In The Rain, was merged with beautiful track Fix You. And Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall then ensured punters danced away into the night. 
Live Review: Coldplay
When you're one of the biggest bands on the planet, there's only one way to step up a gear - embark on a nationwide stadium tour. Armed with a hypnotising light show and pyrotechnics to blow any jubilee celebration out of the water, Coldplay delivered a truly incredible show. 60,000 people can't be wrong...
Last night saw the first of three dates for Coldplay at The Emirates, proudly flying the flag for British music during the royal weekend. Unfortunately, I arrived just seconds after 90's Alt-Rock band, Ash vacated the stage, but a set from Marina And The Diamonds was also on the cards.
Dressed in a distinctly princess-esque outfit with sky-high heels, Marina strut around the stage projecting near perfect live vocals and an impressive range. Beginning with a stripped back version of album track, Starring Role, she launched into some of her best-loved songs; her current single Radioactive, Primadonna, Bubblegum Bitch and I Am Not A Robot. Despite her fantastically controlled vocals, her stage-presence wasn't overly captivating.
Only the real movers and shakers in the music industry get a stage set up like Coldplay; A main stage, a long walkway through the crowd to the middle arena stage, and a small stage at the very back of the arena which was later used as an acoustic setting. Turning the famous football stadium into a real Rock spectacle, their Mylo Xyloto themed set featured a huge graffiti backdrop with 5 enormous, circular screens relaying each member of the band and some impressive visuals. Team this with the complimentary, LED flashing wristbands we were given, and the show was something pretty special.
After the rather majestic Back To The Future entrance music, Coldplay's set was a pleasing mixture of old and new, kicking into action with the upbeat Hurts Like Heaven along with the first, surprising explosions of fireworks and confetti cannons. That wasn't it though. With each song, came something even more amazing than the last; more fireworks, more confetti, giant balloons, inflatable butterflies and birds dotted around the stadium. The sheer execution of the concert was like nothing I had seen before. The stadium shimmered with each twinkling light, smoke swirled in the air and lasers danced among the seated tiers.
As well as their obvious stadium crowd-pleasers (Violet Hill, Princess Of China, Paradise, etc) Chris Martin and the band managed to transform the vast space into something more intimate with the inclusion of their slower, more solemn hits. In My Place was a particular highlight with it's different arrangement, bringing something new to their loyal fans.
Songs like Yellow, perhaps not an initial contender for a stadium gig, was by far one my favourites, along with the heart-felt Fix You, which was preceded by a piano an vocal led version of the jaunty Singing In The Rain. An unexpected move, but that's the kind of inventiveness that made the show. As every word was sung, there was an overwhelming sense of unity among the crowd as I gazed around, and I remembered the familiar 'fix' I received from live music.
The band, aside from everything else, were absolutely without fault, each one giving all their energy. The drummer especially impressed me; a modest multi-instrumentalist, he moved around the stage confidently as he took on each one. Chris' vocals were brilliant, subtly altering and embellishing certain songs, making each one that bit more exclusive. The natural delivery that comes with Coldplay's ten-plus years as a band was the show's crowning glory.
Coldplay's reputation for plodding, melodic rock was completely shattered with the likes of Charlie Brown, where the line "We'll be glowing in the dark", was again brought to life as Chris told everyone to "put those gorgeous hands up in the air", to reveal a sea of lights and colour.
Completing the extravaganza, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall saw the final surges of adrenaline penetrate every corner of the stadium. The famous, high-pitched guitar riff resonated as simultaneous sets of fireworks shot up into the sky leaving the crowd in awe. That is how it's done. 
The Upcoming: Imagine over 60,000 multi-coloured lights flashing all together in a single space. Add to the equation 60,000 equally multi-faceted voices singing along to worldwide hits. Multiply all this by 90 minutes and you get what Coldplay offer on top of the average rock show. The only British band to be equally successful in Europe and the United States, Coldplay are promoting their latest release Mylo Xyloto in stadiums across the globe.
The scenography is all based on their graffiti theme, with five huge circular digital screens (hello Olympics?). Special wristbands were given on entry, with the displays telling us to wear them because they were actually part of the show. The first night of three at the Emirates stadium in London began with the Back to the Future Theme followed by a huge fireworks spectacle as Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion entered the stage and started playing Hurts Like Heaven. All the wristbands suddenly started flashing in rhythm with the music: wow.
The audience was already warmed up thanks to the brilliant opening performances of Ash and Marina and the Diamonds. However, next on the list was In My Place which made every single person stand up once and for all. New songs from Mylo Xyloto prevailed (ten), mixed with five from A Rush of Blood to the Head, three from Viva la Vida, two from X&Y and only one from their debut Parachutes. But it was that single song, Yellow, that took the concert to a higher level – and it did not stop there.
The show was cleverly planned and well-balanced: a ballad followed every three uptempo songs, part of the setlist was played on an X-shaped stage in the middle of the crowd, and closer to the end a little stage at the very back of the stadium hosted the performance of two songs (Us Against the World and Speed of Sound). The highlight of the concert took place as the darkness fell: that was when Viva la Vida and Charlie Brown were played. Their 2008 number one hit was extraordinary in terms of response and sense of belonging (like a world cup final where everyone supports the same team) but Charlie Brown was simply a visually spectacular massive party.
It was a never-ending sequence of top-charting songs: Paradise (that ohhh-ohhhh still echoes in my head), Clocks, Fix You, and the grand finale of their feel-good Every Teardrop is a Waterfall. Chris Martin was certainly born to be a performer, running and jumping across the whole stage from the beginning to the very last moment. A talented singer, he regularly found rest as he turned to his piano. Some people may think Coldplay as a rock band are a little too poppy, but the show they put on clearly proves them wrong. 
London Evening Standard: Revelling in dayglo and melody, Coldplay light up north London in a spectacle of sight and sound that proves the pinnacle of one of London's most remarkable long weekends. Beige no longer, Coldplay’s stadium stint in north London this weekend proved to be the most colourful live spectacle I have ever witnessed. While it was pure red, white and blue for the Queen down on the Mall, up here umpteen thousand wristbands flashed red, white, blue, green and pink in a bewildering sight that dazzled far beyond expectations. Everybody’s bands started flashing during the whizz-bang opener, Hurts Like Heaven, during which they were outshone by so many fireworks that the stadium was awash with smoke. Then they stayed off for just long enough to be forgotten about, until the sun went down, Charlie Brown and its line about “glowing in the dark” came on, and the space exploded into light in perfect time to the music.
It was a sight that will not be forgotten by those who saw it, an audience that included stadium-filler-in-waiting Adele, for a very long time. An expensive gimmick, perhaps, but it united the masses in a manner that has become Coldplay’s trademark. When the fans weren’t bellowing the “woah-oh-oh”s of Viva La Vida as one, they were howling approval for the band’s return, one by one with the addition of honorary harmonica player Simon Pegg, to a small stage at the back for the first encore. The song was Us Against the World, but there was no conflict here. “I can see you at the back,” Chris Martin assured us. “The more you give the more we give.” There was no divide between crowd and band, no stars versus plebs – if anything Coldplay seem to look up to their audience. Musically they have brightened up too. Having moved beyond the need to match U2’s gravitas that drags down any young band lucky enough to start filling arenas, they now revel in Martin’s dayglo gift for melody.
Rihanna appeared brandishing dangerous fingernails on the five big screens during the glorious synthpop of Princess of China. Those amazing wristbands sparked up again when they played the supremely catchy Paradise. Even quiet guitarist Jonny Buckland had a dance down the ego ramp during his solo on a pounding God Put a Smile upon Your Face. The stadium staples were ticked off – confetti blasts during In my Place, giant bouncing balloons everywhere for Lovers in Japan, yet more fireworks for the hyperactive finale, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall. For sight and sound, it was surely the pinnacle of one of London’s most spectacular long weekends. 
- @kreukel I'm at Emirates Stadium for Coldplay, Marina and the Diamonds and Ash (Highbury, Greater London) w/ 8 others http://4sq.com/LQOpsB
- @kreukel Oxfam briefing http://pic.twitter.com/7zk47IM
- @absoluteradio We are here and setting up for Geoff Lloyd's Hometime show live from @coldplay at the Emirates. We're live before the gig after 8.
- @kreukel Arsenal, Emirates Stadium http://pic.twitter.com/5dLyGYi
- @coldplay Hometown shows give me the willies #nervousexcited PH
- @acrossunvrs Us for Oxfam! http://instagr.am/p/LVf576P3SF/
- @acrossunvrs Early access! Jo is a banana @ Emirates Stadium http://instagr.am/p/LVkH7cv3UO/
- @LdnMich Awesome banana Jo #lovefoodhateinjustice http://pic.twitter.com/ppue79WP
- @acrossunvrs Weird to be in an empty stadium @ Emirates Stadium http://instagr.am/p/LVkknxv3U
- @acrossunvrs Oh my god, watching the stampede to the front without being one of them is really stressful
- @LdnMich RUN! @coldplay #lovefoodhateinjustice http://pic.twitter.com/I1t8Fz2z
- @AMFRANDAN Excited for @coldplay tonight at @arsenalfc as a treat 4 running the London Marathon #Coldplay #emirates Thank you Joe x
- @AndyWrightX100 Out on the pitch ready for Coldplay. Surreal experience! Would shit myself if I was through on goal. Intimid http://instagr.am/p/LVubmtrcSs/
- @Ozgur_Ergin I'm at Emirates Stadium for Coldplay, Marina and the Diamonds and Ash (Highbury, Greater London) w/ 58 others http://4sq.com/JYkOPa
- @MatKent2 Just arrived at the emirates for coldplay, atmosphere looks friking awesome! #letsgetthesebeersflowing
- @khoirwedok Coldplay concert! #edisingarep (@ Emirates Stadium, London) http://4sq.com/JSjTUY
- @asthespring #Coldplayfilm waiting for @coldplay to come out! http://pic.twitter.com/ETVfEvVB
- @jessicasena On the way to coldplay with da blondies @_LauraDuck_ @saskiajensen & @IssyHolden_ yEYeYe x
- @ngill01 In the mosh pit! Waiting for #coldplay to come on! http://pic.twitter.com/1jcZAVNR
- @ellenlouiseee On way to coldplay holy shit my excitement is too much
- @MustikaAdzania Great stage at great stadium, Emirates! Yes! RT @TomKiddle: COLDPLAY http://pic.twitter.com/HoGS0AB3
- @TifaWojtowicz @coldplay at The Emirates this evening! Buzzzzzzzzzin!!! LOVE IT!!! #MyloXyloto
- @EmilyOwles #coldplayfilm can't wait for Coldplay to start! Here with my mum as this is her Xmas present!
- @pinx84 Ok so we have the tickets, now off to do some miming & swaying at @coldplay concert.
- @gavdent Nice three courses at @PizzaExpress #highholborn - now to #emirates for @coldplay !
- @adam792 Coldplay at the Emirates with @craigb82
- @KatieChubb @coldplay whehehheheheheh front row at b stage soooo excited don't be nervous we love ya #greeneyeswouldbenice
- @Heskinho Predictions for tonight's match, Arsenal vs Coldplay? According to the Daily Mail we're interested in Chris Martin.
- @katiemarke Emirates STADIUM #emirates #coldplay #london http://instagr.am/p/LVvJ7ABYcx/
- @tweetdavej Chillaxing before the main event. Looking forward to Coldplay! http://pic.twitter.com/UcxPbpz9
- @acrossunvrs It's kind of awesome to be able to flash a wristband and get anywhere in the venue (besides backstage, of course, but still cool)
- @acrossunvrs XYLOBANDED! @ Emirates Stadium http://instagr.am/p/LV2ty_P3eZ/
- @absoluteradio We've just found Coldplay's balls - they're bouncy. Less than 45 minutes to go now. http://pic.twitter.com/6xSZf4R3
- @absoluteradio We've met the man who made the bands. we've all got them on our wrists to wave when @coldplay come on stage very soon http://pic.twitter.com/LOSE7JAk
- @kara_thomas Feel a bit of a traitor standing on the Arsenal pitch but its in the name of Coldplay :p
- @ashofficial Off stage @ Emirates & look what @coldplay left in the dressing room! 6 bottles of Veuve. Mr. Martin you spoiling us! http://pic.twitter.com/n8OmAmq3
- @har237ry View from office #Coldplay Emirates http://pic.twitter.com/xXfQCvpY
- @DrummerBoyB Lights, screens and lasers just being tested for @coldplay .. 20 minutes till the show begins :D
- @simon_AEGlive WHAT an opening!!! #coldplay
- @acrossunvrs SHOW # 1 @ Emirates Stadium http://instagr.am/p/LWAdVEv3T_/
- @acrossunvrs We're right at C stage! Xylobands are blinking away :')
- @coldplay Good evening London... A http://pic.twitter.com/29CQFDg6
- @greggyrowe At Coldplay bring it on !!! http://pic.twitter.com/7wFgWTkJ
- @lindahf1 Baby is happily watching @coldplay 6mths youngest in the stadium i think lol
- @thefeeling At the @coldplay gig. This is actually awesome! R
- @tim_nicholls I LOVE MY FLAT! Crystal clear sound from Coldplay at the Emirates. Nice little preview before seeing it in person tmrw with @Laura_Anstey!
- @lulutink #coldplay http://instagr.am/p/LWBOWdnXee/
- @lovingdamusic Mate of mine has VIP tickets at Coldplay tonight and is sitting next to Tiny Tempah. Those are what I call VIP tickets! #impressed
- @SaranKhera Coldplay at the emirates http://pic.twitter.com/At6R3wTO
- @Zoeclark21 Is at the emirates stadium! Watching Coldplay! Class!
- @acrossunvrs Yellow is dedicated to Apple and MoMo :3
- @gordonlott Coldplay at the Emirates. http://pic.twitter.com/SlDBCpqa
- @After8s Coldplay @ the Emirates in London http://pic.twitter.com/PjeNBlJu
- @YestoColdplay "I'm singing this for my kids" - Chris Martin. And I thought I couldn't love him more. #yellow #coldplayemirates @coldplay
- @esoticjewellery I'm listening to #Coldplay #emirates concert for free, from my loft bedroom, with hubby.Best place best company. #Heaven #priceless #yellow
- @J_McCaul @coldplay UNREAL live. Seriously smashed it tonight, crazy talented!
- @shelleyb99 Thank you @coldplay for an amazing night at the Emirates Stadium. It was a fantastic show.
- @brilliantbutton Photoset: › Coldplay @ London, Emirates Stadium, 01/06/12 http://tmblr.co/ZDl0RyMbhW7q
- @conorgosullivan Chris Martin is god! #coldplay #whataperformance http://yfrog.com/h073crsj
- @missnainby Can I just say, once again, how phenomenal last night was? Absolute magic. Might have cried a bit. @coldplay
- @LikeMissHoney Coldplay gig at the #emirates stadium kicking off last night #coldplayfilm #Coldplay http://pic.twitter.com/XyzmBcOu
- @Stuart_PhotoAFC Coldplay light show at Arsenal #Coldplay #Arsenal http://flic.kr/p/c9NCCw
- @CiaranBiggins Emirates stadium lit up and looking amazing last night at Coldplay http://pic.twitter.com/EzC8Gfw0
- @ConcertHotelsUK Saw Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium last night - AMAZING! If you've never seen them live you must! http://pic.twitter.com/Z3Yf5bk9
- @randomxunicorns Last night was the best night ever! #Coldplay was AMAZING and the xylobands were awesome!
- @TimmoTimson @coldplay Guys, an incredible performance last night. You rocked and the crowd were particularly noisy + waistbands worked fab #coldplayfilm
- @GinaMaria2305 Can't rave enough about #Coldplay at the #EmiratesStadium last night...wait for the lights!!!xx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkB-EQNPqiI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
- @Joseph_R_Binks Disappointingly largely underwhelmed by Coldplay last night. I wonder if they are going through the motions now. Think they need fresh ideas
- @StephenKeenan Singing in the rain at the emirates with #coldplay the closest I will ever get to being on the pitch for #arsenal ! http://pic.twitter.com/TENU5fKg