29 July 2008: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
- Life In Technicolor
- Violet Hill
- In My Place
- Viva La Vida
- Fix You
- Strawberry Swing
- Chinese Sleep Chant (side stage)
- God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (side stage/techno version)
- Speed Of Sound
- The Scientist (side Stage - Acoustic)
- Death Will Never Conquer (Side Stage - Acoustic - Will)
- Talk (Remix Video Interlude)
- Lovers In Japan
- Death And All His Friends
- The Escapist
- Green Eyes
- The Dubliners (new song)
Photos from this show can be found at Coldplaying.com in the Gallery thread for Montreal. http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1513
All fan reviews have been submitted to us by the members of Coldplaying.com, unless stated otherwise.
Oh God it was CRAZY!!!My first concert with a Canadian audience and I'm used to French (from France) crowds (they don't sing...at least the concerts I went to)WAOW what a differences!!Fantastic atmosphere I found (as Chris said, especially for a Tuesday night).I have videos and stuff so I'll see what I can do.I really really enjoyed the show.They were really trying to get close to the audience so at one point they came to the back, not far away from where I was standing.That was probably one the best parts.It was for Scientist and Death will never Conquer.Chris spoke a little bit of French, which was pretty funny I must say.He messed up at one point, some piano stuff They also did Green Eyes at the end after Death and All is Friends.Anyway...I'm a little deaf right now.
To put it in very simple terms: Thank you Coldplay.
It was a wonderful night. Lovers in Japan is an experience not to be missed. I was on the floor dancing and singing like a mental case all night.
It was AMAZING! The crowd was awesome. People around me was dancing, singing (except my brother) and smoking weed o_O. Anyway, the show was awesome. Chris Martin's french is lovely hehe. Setlist was posted just before. No surprises but I got my Politik <3.
hey guys! was an awesome show. still reeling from it! of course, felt too short. but guess thats just the massive coldplay fan in me that just cant get enuff
the energy of the crowd was great! and i thought *I* was pumped!! it was amazing concert. chris's french is beyond charming! i was also very happy about my seats. section 112, row B. and the side stages were def a cool addition this tour! it was so cool being able to get close to the band without having to be in the first five rows of the floor.
anyway, ive had a long (but fabulous) nite!
Hello !! Wow...what a spectacular show ! I'm still so pumped from it and it's been 24 hours now...boo. Anyways, Coldplay were just too amazing to describe in words ! Everything from the energy the boys had, to the butterflies falling from the ceiling, to playing techno versions of songs...it was just fabulous ! I danced so much from my seats on the floor (as did many others). I'm sure many of us were jealous when Coldplay ran up the seated section to play two songs for us....but it was still beautiful nonetheless. The crowd here, as usual, was incredible, and it really helped to create such a wonderful night. Thank you to Coldplay for being geniuses !!
And last night my friends- is why Montreal ROCKS for concerts- especially COLDPLAY concerts!!!!!!
Amazing show- amazing band- amazing crowd. FUN FUN FUN. Great energy- great show. LOVED Lovers in Japan with the butterflies!!! That was so neat. I was a little disappointed when we didn't get any balls or flying confetti for Yellow- but that totally made up for it!!!!!
Would have liked to hear one or two more tracks from album one- and I didn't love the Techno version of GPASUYF- but- still an awesome show. Scientist acoustic was beautiful. Yellow was beautiful. Chris was not as great on Yes live as on track- but I figured that would be a hard one for him Live.
Wish I could see them in Montreal again!!!
Montreal Review: Coldplay's fans will follow
Drawing heavily on new material and feeling the love from a huge crowd, British rockers appear to be well on their way to new ground
Love-ins of this magnitude don't happen often. British rock band Coldplay held court last night, bringing its soaring, anthemic pop to an enraptured crowd of 19,000 fans at the Bell Centre.
It's no secret that Coldplay wants to be the new U2. A lack of musical heft aside, the group appears to be well on its way. The standing ovation started the moment the lights dropped, and didn't let up until the end of the encore. Cheers were deafening and singalongs were omnipresent.
Leaning heavily on material from their new album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Chris Martin and crew - guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion - made a point of not resting on their laurels. Rather, they showed a continued determination to perfect the art of the unifying, larger-than-life rock concert.
After setting the mood with the new disc's intro Life in Technicolour, they jumped right into its raunchiest track, the bluesy Violet Hill. The crowd didn't miss a beat, joining in from the first verse.
Old favourite Clocks followed, eliciting a roar from the opening piano notes. A laser light show provided visual enhancement. But it was nothing compared to the energy Martin brought to In My Place.
Calling for the house lights to be turned up, he went into showman mode - skipping, fist-pumping and bouncing from side to side - much to the crowd's delight. The chorus, "Yeaaaahhh ... How long must you wait for him?" was sung by virtually everyone in attendance.
But Martin was not done. Joining Buckland at the end of the catwalk, he draped his arm over his bandmate's shoulder and sang to the rafters, falling to the ground at song's end.
His schtick worked like a charm, as did pretty much everything last night. Martin's exuberant, goofball grace is contagious. And his band held its own, particularly Buckland, who seemed to delight in drawing new sonic textures out of his guitar.
"Sometimes we go to certain towns - in England, Wales, Germany or Australia - and people don't sing along, so we get depressed," Martin said. "So we come here, and everyone is going for it 100 per cent, and it makes us feel fantastic."
It was a savvy introduction to the next number, the band's ginormous, career-launching ballad Yellow. The room erupted. It was the only song of the night off the band's 2000 debut Parachutes. The message: Coldplay has moved on. And its fans have followed.
The group gave thanks, sprinting to the back of the arena to perform The Scientist from up in the stands. The encore brought confetti (during Politik), and fireworks (on the big screen); and, in closing, three more off the new album.
Handclaps and chants of "Olé olé-olé-olé!" continued well after the lights came up. The night, as they say, was won.
Brooklyn singer-rapper Santogold brought urban edge to the opening slot. An indie-rock-hip-hop version of M.I.A., she'll fare better when she returns to a more intimate venue.
- Viva La Vida
- Fix You
- Chinese Sleep Chant
- The Scientist
- Death Will Never Conquer
- Death And All His Friends
- Green Eyes
- Additional Footage
Chris playing Satie
Interview with Guy and Will and some footage from the show