24 May 2012: Olympic Stadium, Turin, Italy
- 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
- Fix You
- Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Photos from this show can be found at Coldplaying.com in the Gallery thread for Turin. http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1948
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=90999
All post-show discussion for this show at the forum thread http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90999
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I think the concert was great and the band were in a very good shape. I enjoyed every single moment of it (even POC sounded better than what I thought). The crowd was very very loud (lots of people were singing even the instrumental parts!!!) and the show was very good and fun without being too distracting from the music. Me and my father got there at 3:30 PM thinking there wouldn't have been lots of people. Well, we were wrong. We queued and waited under the boiling sun for 2 and a half hours then we finally got inside the stadium. The concert started half an hour after its scheduled time because the xylobands wouldn't have looked that good if it wasn't dark enough. All the lights went down, then the Back To The Future theme introduced the band on the stage. Suddenly, the wirstbands lit up and MX, followed by Hurts Like Heaven kicked in accompained by a spectacular firework show. The crowd was very loud (people were even singing the instrumental parts!!!) and the band themselves were in a very good shape. Chris asked lots of times in Italian if everyone was ok and the crowd always replied very loudly. After they moved to the X-stage, they played Princes Of China (which was quite surprisingly well recived), Up In Flames and Warning Sign. They returned to the main stage with an explosive version of Don't Let It Break Your Heart (one of the concert's highlights), followed by three singalong hits (Viva, Charlie and Paradise). Suddenly it all turned dark and, among the crowd's confusion, the band reappeared on the C-stage to play Us Against The World and an acustic version of Speed Of Sound. They opened the encore with Clocks and then Fix You, which everyone sung as loud as they could. The band closed the concert with ETIAW and the crowd cheered them again very louddly. Overally the concert was very good and the light/laser shows and all the other stuff (balloons, confetti ecc.) were very fun without beeing to distracting from the music. I hope they'll be back in Italy soon! [thanks Mrk]
buzzandmusic.com (Translated): I had to be in Turin, but between work and final album, which I think is that of a boy band, I sold the tickets and I stayed at home but not without 'informed by curiosity' and what 'success. On the other hand I had already 'seen long ago in Bologna. From the web, focustv tells us that: May 24, 2012, in Turin takes place the only Italian date of Coldplay, with the Olympic Stadium sold out for several months: the event was a riot of color with fireworks, lasers, bright bracelets worn by more than 40 thousand fans. Chris Martin starts at 21:35 wearing his turquoise shirt, his lucky charm, with the instrumental part of Mylo Xyloto. Following the song "Hurts like Heaven", with fireworks and colored bracelets that light intermittently. Then the best-loved songs: "In my place," "The Scientist", "Yellow". With "God Put a Smile Upon your Face" warms up the audience. The show then moves to the center of the meadow on a platform positioned at the end of the catwalk: key songs "Princess of China", with Rihanna which appears behind Coldplay's version of a geisha, "Up in Flames" and "Warning Sing" it lighted only by the flashes of cameras. Moving back onto the main stage where the beat rock-pop of "Do not Let It Break Your Heart" is the stage dancing. "Viva La Vida" and then on again the choirs the festival. Followed by "Charlie Brown" and "Paradise" with bracelets that come back on intermittently. Suddenly the stadium lights go out and the band reappeared in the middle third stage from the opposite side of the stadium. Here Chris Martin singing "Us Against the World" and "Speed of Sound". The closing of the show arrives with "Clocks", "Fix You" and "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall". 
Guys, I was there yesterday under the stage and it was really amazing. I think the boys too were touched from the warm of the italian crown, even if there where so many people which didn't know the songs... anyway... I'm still in tears watching Speed of Sound with glowbands, and I was so happy for the little chorus that we did for Jonny at the end of the concert. Hope to see them soon in Italy again. [thanks lorenzomauro]
2000. Four boys in London surprised the world with a poignant love song, from the color of the stars. A beardless young man walking on a beach and sings his passion for a girl, as the sun begins to rise. Everything starts from here.
2012. Coldplay are pop / rock band leading the world, capable of creating a spectacular show as the one staged on May 24 at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, the only Italian date of Mylo Xyloto Tour.
Beyond the visual wonders that were offered under the surface of a live show emerges forcefully advanced the great quality of the songs of the band Chris Martin, pop beads write effective and engaging melodies of these impressions in the minds and the heart. A particular that not always, nell'effervescente (sometimes ephemeral) pop world is taken into account. Although Mylo Xyloto is perhaps a job that has more shadows than lights, the fact remains that Coldplay have written in the pages of the best popular music of recent years.
After watching the mini-live of Ritaora, a (s) fortunate combination of the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga, and Marina & The Diamonds, an interesting voice, but whose songs have resulted in boredom after the first 15 minutes, we arrive at the end of our wait.
After an unexpected introduction in the background with the theme of Back to the Future, the stage, composed of 5 big circles where they will be projected visuals and live images, lights and Coldplay singing the first notes of Hurts Like Heaven. Laser lights shot into the sky, fireworks explode in the stars and thousands of lights illuminate simultaneously. Absolutely brilliant idea to hand over to each of the spectators a bracelet bright, activated via wi-fi, becoming an integral part of the show, see the entire stadium (plus sold-out, these 40,000 people) of color and shine a light has been unforgettable sight. It 's time once the first classic, In My Place, and another surprise: during the song, a multitude of confetti is projected upwards and the impression is to be surrounded by millions of colorful butterflies. Such a departure for a concert I had ever seen. After the enthralling Major Minus, Lovers In Japan, from Viva La Vida (in my opinion, the album the band's most mature and complete London) sparked the crowd and the giant balloons are launched on the public: who was at a concert Muse can imagine the effect. Chris Martin, in great shape and has an amazing Italian, approaches the piano and the notes of the wonderful The Scientist invade the stage, another piece of research of the singer to the perfect pop song. In my opinion, has already written: a yellow light dominates the scene, Chris talks about how bright the stars are above us, now more than ever. Yellow. Yellow. E non c'è altro da aggiungere. And there's nothing else to add. Violet Hill and God Put a Smile Upon Your Face close the first half of the concert, it starts with the current radio single, Princess of China, which sees the presence of screens on the Rihanna virtually accompany the group. I think that this song could have been prevented in the album and we're good like cheese with chocolate.
Navigate to the bottom of a walkway that goes to finish in the audience, Coldplay perform Up in Flames and the sweet Warning Sign, with Chris in command of a flamboyant upright piano. He returns to center stage for Do not Let It Break Your Heart and the real mantra of the band: Viva la Vida, already received the first live with choirs from all over the stadium, is pure joy, where the audience becomes one with the group, thrilling musical alchemy.
The party continues with Charlie Brown and Paradise, after which they disappear Coldplay and pop behind all, near the bottom of the stadium, on a small stage where he runs the intimate Us Against The World and an acoustic version of Speed Of Sound with all members of the band close to each other, seeming almost just four friends playing for fun.
The final trick is memorable: the exciting Clocks, Fix You sound a running start and then Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, pure rhythm. An evening of great music and entertainment events, visual and technical equipment of last generation, an audience in raptures. And above all, a guy who sang the stars.
[thanks Alexander Jordan http://rivistapaperstreet.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/coldplay-stadio-olimpico ]
With Coldplay! Thanks for letting me live one of the most beautiful evenings of my life. As you know Thursday I went to the Coldplay concert, and has proved even more surprising expectations. The lights, the bracelets that were lit up with music, fireworks at the opening of the concert and during the last song-Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall-, the stage during Viva La Vida, Charlie Brown and Paradise ... was exploding ... I could go on for another ten lines, but I'm sure that would not be enough to understand what has been exciting. Elizabeth I and we had fun a lot, to share this wonderful experience with their parents and one of the friends that I care about most was a great feeling. Thanks Dad for the great pictures you've done, we'll have some great memories of this special evening.
Then finally came the night that I waited a long time because it was the evening of the Coldplay concert in Turin! I waited and dreamed for months, ever since they announced it would be the only Italian date, since we managed to get tickets online! The concert was held at the Stadio Olimpico and for me it was the first time at this stage: an incredible sight to see from the meadow area is completely full of people. Although the stands were packed well. My eye observer noted that the average age of the audience was very low: many boys of twenty / thirty years': a nice collection point for enjoying the music at top quality. The concert started at 21 and 30, Chris and its not even remotely thinking about doing a short break. It 's been a long haul of almost 2 hours full of unexpected events such as fireworks, light organized with bright bracelets (which were all delivered to the entrance), launching giant balloons in the audience and the outbreak of confetti with a bang. Chris is a bomb of energy, determination and sensuality (it is quite nice). He has not stopped a moment to jump, run, and surprise everyone at one point launched into the air then the guitar has sfracassata ground. It is also demonstrated cute trying to speak in Italian several times! :) My favorite song? Can not name one! I was particularly excited Viva la Vida, Every teardrop is a waterfall, Charlie Brown, Yellow, Fix You and Paradise! This morning instead of resting, awake early, and another train to the university. I am writing this detail (apparently tralasciabile) to tell you that at 7:30 Portanuova was FULL of children dying who have spent the night there after the concert. Fantastici veramente! Really fantastic!
The concert of Coldplay at Stadio Olimpico in Turin on May 24, 2012 is one of the events most eagerly awaited of the year. and Coldplay concert sold out (which began May 18 in Portugal, the tour) at the highest levels of popularity than ever, the ' Olympic opened the gates at 16:30 and start the race from the best seats from fans who were able to buy tickets for the lawn, but long after you populate the stands. All spectators, upon entering, have received a bracelet that will be turned on via a remote control at the beginning of the show. These are in addition to thousands of smart phones, lighters, or the new millennium. In the stands the situation is calm, there is also Chiambretti hovers over the press area with a jacket unlikely ...
At 21:38 the theme of "Back to the Future" introduces Chris Martin and Co., who make their entrance on the huge stage built for the event (it is actually divided into three sections and takes up an entire corner of the Olympic Stadium) . "Torino, is there anybody out there?" I'm only 40 000, Chris! The bracelets will light up in unison in many colors, from green to red fluorescent, cell phones are in the hands of almost all the spectators, and Coldplay's start with the short instrumental "Mylo Xyloto", taken from the last self-titled album, which introduces "Hurts Like Heaven". The care of the scenery, especially as regards the effects of light, goes beyond the imagination: five huge circles from the edges glow, where movies are screened, surmounting the stage, and laser light beams of each type explode in the sky, where the last light of dusk you are out to make way for the stars and the darkness of night. The usual confetti announces launch of "In My Place", before Martin warmly greeting the public agreed with a few words in Italian, before moving to English stating that give everything they have in the body, and then "Let's fucking go!" . In fact, the quartet seems really on the ball, besides the extraordinary visual impact (of "Lovers In Japan" dozens of balls are thrown into the crowd), there's also the intimate moment with "The Scientist", where fans are starting to be heard loudly in the choruses. For "Yellow", of course, the lights become yellow: the group can live very well make the alternation between melody and parts assigned to a guitar almost Mogwai that marks one of their early classics, coming directly from their debut album " Parachutes "(2000). And 'then the turn of "Violet Hill", after which Chris still shows his familiarity with the Italian ("how are down, as were left, as you are right, how are you on the lawn?"). Meanwhile there is a strong suspicion that sti radiocontrollati bracelets are disturbing all communications within two kilometers, we hope to spend the night, while Chris is sudatissimo to the delight of little girls: he runs up and down the big stage, could almost think of fired his personal trainer ... And continues the show with "Princess Of China" (but Rihanna is present only in video), "Up In Flames" and "Warning Sign", before returning to the main stage. Our choice from the lineup is undoubtedly well-calibrated: many pieces removed from the last " Mylo Xyloto ", but there are also all songs that Coldplay historians have provided throughout their career over a decade. If they were metalheads might say pounding like blacksmiths, but they are playing and singing really well, show the highest level, sounds, colors, emotional intensity ... And 'the central moment of the show. The complex lays out "Do not Let It Break Your Heart", "Viva La Vida," "Charlie Brown" and "Paradise": the arms are all raised to the heavens, multicolored bracelets light up in time to music, the blow view is spectacular, the stage is lit almost daily. The sounds are perfect and the excitement is palpable. There is another change of stage: Coldplay disappear and reappear on the opposite side of the stadium, just behind the mixer, where there is a "C - Stage". In this place are conducted "Us Against The World" and "Speed of Sound" in acoustic version. Then back to where he had come for the grand finale. They ignite the bracelets, the play of light and then returning players here, "Clocks", "Fix You" and the true conclusion entrusted to "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", a sudatissimo Chris Martin (they just changed t-shirts) to enhance the Olimpico crowd. Over the last few minutes it is on everything possible, even fireworks, signs "fix me chris" and bracelets that pulsate as the heart of the present honors to pay tribute to a band that just comes in its own right among the rock stars of the new millennium. At 23:14 the lights are white and Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion greet their 40,000 fans into raptures. The last image is that of the singer kissing stage. It is the generational change that seemed to come tardasse, new heroes have clean faces, are charitable, you could present them to your parents because they will never be considered a bad company, although each so fuck them too few runs. The concert Pop / Rock definitive? Yes Curtain.
TURIN. It is understandable, even before setting foot at the Stadio Olimpico, the concert will be a performance in the round, one of those experiences where you say "I was there"; music and sounds continuously intersect with special effects, video projections and lighting . At the entrance of the stadium thousands of bracelets were distributed to the audience, still unaware of their purpose. During the second song, "In my place", the bracelets come on and off together, with music, lighting up every present in the stadium and create an extraordinary effect. . The audience becomes an active part of the choreography of the show, organized in a precise and accurate in every detail. From the stands the sight is breathtaking: forty thousand spectators, forty thousand colored lights, lights, lasers, fireworks. Without forgetting the great music andrenalinica Coldplay. Chris Martin once again warms his audience: "Good evening, Torino, we're happy to be here, let me see your hands!" With a nearly flawless Italian, while butterflies and other forms swell as improbable giant balloons in different parts of the stadium . After the concert, kneels in front of his fans thanking Italy and his extraordinary acceptance, the public continues to call wild, but eventually all leave with a smile on his face, again, Coldplay really hit the hearts the Italians, with the music but especially with the charisma of the singer. A concert event, a party in celebration that honors the city of Turin for having bet on the British band to open its summer season live. A single date, memorable, unmissable.
- @coldplay: Turin's Olympic Stadium looking very twinkly just now... A pic.twitter.com/kZCe2Zxy
- @coldplay: A little cameraphone video of the pre-show Mexican wave which swept around Turin's Olympic Stadium tonight youtu.be/HzF6jTSji3s A
- @ElisaVaglia: Love when Chris speaks Italian #Coldplay #Turin
- @andytter: thanks @coldplay for turning Turin "all yellow" (and lots of other colours!) tonight
- @CeciliaCottica: tonight in Turin there were "cathedrals in my heart", thank you guys, you're more than amazing @coldplay
- @Valelinda82: The best concert ever !!! Thank you @coldplay !!! Love turin !!!
- @StylatorsITALY: words can't describe how much I loved @Coldplay's concert in Turin. it was AMAZING! I'm speechless. I really hope to see them again :')
- @Bobbaxoxo: You guys are amazing! Concert in Turin was wonderstruck!!! I had a really good time :) THANK YOU #coldplaylive @coldplay
- @AccebeR_AnereS: COLDPLAY :) simply an amazing and unforgettable concert #Turin #24may2012
- @caroschneider_: One of the best night of my life... THANK YOU @coldplay, unforgettable concert! Turin loves you!
- @Jayreg1969: Italy what a great crowd :) that was fun !!
The Oracle on 24 May 2012: Olympic Stadium, Turin, Italy
May 28, 2012 - submitted by Michele, Italy
Q. Did the band enjoy the concert in Turin last week? I was in the crowd and I sang out loud all the songs (even A warning sign, which I love but I think was sung by me and few others in the stadium). Maybe the band had thought we was a shitty crowd in Italy and maybe we was, but I did my best to make the band feel that I love COLDPLAY MUSIC, from Parachutes to Mylo Xyloto, and a lot of other Italians do. So, please, can you tell me if we was worse than other gigs?
The Oracle replies:
Au contraire Michele, you were a great crowd!
I also have it on good authority from Anchorman that Turin's crowd were far more lively than Nice's (sorry, France - you need to up your game!)