2 May 2012: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- 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 the Hollywood Bowl. http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/1942
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=90968
All post-show discussion for this show at the forum thread http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90968
All fan reviews have been submitted to us by the members of Coldplaying.com, unless stated otherwise.
I enjoyed it way more than last night - don't know why but it was awesome. [thanks LFDianne]
Coldplay was so damn awesome!!! I had section C row 4 but ended up getting upgraded to row 2 and then made nice with a security guard who got me up to the very front! It was a phenomenal show, met PH and Chris pointed at me and we sang AT each other during Charlie Brown, I believe. It may have been a different song but I can't honestly remember, my mind was all jumbled up after he acknowledged me. Oh! And Billy Crystal was there too! [thanks blushingbrunett]
OMGOMG. i was in sec S and got a seat upgrade. i was basically 6 rows from almost being last row. but a Coldplay roadie saw me in my Viva jacket and gave me and my mom tickets to ROW 2. so i went from being almost to the back to being in the front! the show was just AMAZING. even more than last night and i'm not just saying that because of the upgrade! the boys seemed to have more energy! it was so great to hear Speed of Sound! i really liked it this time around. during the Viva tour i got the opportunity to hear them play it live, but this acoustic version was better! anyways toward the end i made sure i stayed trying to get a pick (Jonny gave like 3-4 girls one), but i at least got a setlist!!! on a side note i met Janice Dickinson walking on the way out of the venue. and Pau Gasol was like 15 rows behind me! overall a night i will never forget! [thanks gotcheese2768]
Guest Of A Guest: We know we haven't always been all that nice to Coldplay in the past. They're a big, broad band that always goes for the emotional kill shot, and we'll absolutely concede that, at times, we've found ourselves annoyed with them. But we also believe that these things are largely a matter of context, and so after they played their second of three shows at the Hollywood Bowl last night, a dazzling, special effects laden tour de force that left pretty much every attendee breathless, we'll happily admit that Coldplay was pretty much born to rock the Bowl in a way that few bands can these days. We suspect that after you see these choice Instagrams from last night's show, you'll agree. 
The show, which was as much designed for the as it was for the ears, featured pyrotechnics and neon lights on stage. Laser beams flashed over smoke released from the sides of the amphitheater, creating the illusion of clouds moving above the audience’s heads. Inspired by graffiti and street art, many songs were accompanied by projected images, giving the appearance of graffiti being drawn on the dome of the Hollywood Bowl stage, reminiscent of the “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” music video. Perhaps the most inspiring part of the show, however, was the Xylobands given to each of the audience members when they entered the concert venue. A simple grosgrain wristband that, upon activation, lit up and flashed in pitch black, creating a sea of color. The bands were programmed to serve as accompaniment to the music.
Not only did the Xylobands make for a visual display but also created a sense of audience involvement, making audience members feel as though they were up on stage next to the band; a true part of the show. The sheer anticipation of the bracelets lighting up built a powerful energy in the stands. Beyond the consuming imagery that had an almost transporting quality, the showmanship was equally impressive. Though songs are always a little altered live compared to the recorded album, there was no attempt by the band to eliminate some of the more challenging parts of their music. Martin hit the high notes in “Up in Flames” perfectly, played piano beautifully for “The Scientist” and even took on the guitar for “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face.” Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion all backed the lead singer with the same intensity one feels when listening to the band’s music on an iPod. With no shortage of thrills, these guys know how to put on a show. 
- @rachelleeeeeee: sooo excited for @Coldplay & @Metronomy tonight at he Hollywood Bowl! both put on great shows. gonna be a great time
- @MiiinaMayhem: Today is a beautiful day...... COLDPLAY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, FUCK YES!
- @BunniYoung: Coldplay tonight at the Hollywood Bowl. I'm juiced!
- @personwithaG: Today is the day I have long awaited for all my life! Get to see @coldplay at the Hollywood bowl! #excited!!!!!!
- @slimskii: Going to see COLDPLAY today. Woo Hoo!!! Now if only it won't rain on us. Hollywood Bowl..... It's looking gloomy and rainy still :(
- @daveploog: @coldplay looking forward to see you guys tonight for the first time at Hollywood Bowl
- @YKolle: Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. So excited.
- @GinaSaharudin: Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl tonight :)
- @MichaelKernCP: Off to the Hollywood Bowl to see Coldplay!!!!!
- @rachaelp03: Going to see #Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl!!!
- erinhorwitz: So excited for @coldplay at the Hollywood bowl tonight! #Coldplay #beautiful #iwillcry #paradise
- @gennyelizabeth: Coldplay at the bowl tonight!! So excited!
- @HilaryDuff: Sooo pumped to see Coldplay at the bowl tonight!!
- @AMANDAPCFC: At the Hollywood Bowl to see @coldplay!!! Can't wait #coldplayfilm
- @TheShaynaRose: Headed to see Coldplay tonight at the Hollywood bowl! Paradise!
- @beansandcheeses: Seeing @coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl tonight! #coldplayfilm #sounbelievablyexcited
- @sing1504: At the Hollywood Bowl ! Ready for Coldplay!! :D
- @dcrules1: Great seats for Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl. pic.twitter.com/JlraTAWJ
- @jsr7: All set to see @Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl! #coldplayfilm instagr.am/p/KJUIH2pxmY/
- @mykelpickens: Waiting for Coldplay @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJXiFUyo3H/
- @Uriahtejada: Going to see @coldplay at Hollywood bowl tonight!! Can't wait.
- @adrianrobison: VIP / Coldplay / Hollywood Bowl / Pool C Row 4 @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJYqdsiM26/
- @JehfSlaps: About to witness #coldplay #hollywoodbowl @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJZksbSuRu/
- @Annie_GetyurGun: En route to Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl, please don't rain
- @Jackkay31: on my way to the Hollywood Bowl to see @coldplay! exciiiiited!
- @katherinepeters: At the Hollywood Bowl for Coldplay!! pic.twitter.com/85zWUcCq
- @laurysmith: Heading to see @coldplay at the bowl, traffic is crazy, soooooo slow!
- @Genesis_Blanc: Almost Coldplay time @ Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJjiVNvlXC/
- @oh_lovely_day: $240 for crap seats, 1hr in traffic to go 3 miles, $45 for a tshirt, $10 for shit beer - seeing @coldplay at the H'wood Bowl...worth it!
- @KleinGene: Waiting for Coldplay to start at the Bowl. Great pre-show tunes courtesy of Jay Z.
- @jasonaranda: Watching ColdPlay at the Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJn1Mek5E0/
- @t_cook_3: Coldplay playing a classic 'Yellow' at the Hollywood Bowl... twitpic.com/9gma2
- @benhoffmansays: Coldplay - pretty amazing show! @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJuE51ntTs/
- @happykimmer: With @coldplay in the Hollywood Bowl!!! ♥♥♥ #coldplayfilm #paradise #bucketlist pic.twitter.com/mOhWXHkP
- @iamRLDJ: Lit bowl with @coldplay #paradice instagr.am/p/KJvrGQBbzl/
- @LFDianne: Acoustic Speed of Sound on c stage!!! @coldplay
- @kirkcartozian: #coldplay on fire @ #hollywood bowl! Boom! instagr.am/p/KJx2H6iacB/
- @SD35: @coldplay, you are phenomenal. @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ0TkGP16n/
- @jsr7: The @Coldplay show at the Hollywood Bowl was amazing! #coldplayfilm instagr.am/p/KJ06vLpxkz/
- @justmulligan: coldplay was way to sick live! biggest show i've ever been to! hollywood bowl is too huge! pic.twitter.com/IIWKMiIg
- @nicklopiccolo: Best seats not in the house. Coldplay behind the Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ2RNLOIeQ/
- @rleech91: Coldplay getting crazy! @ Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ2ZL8OoQc/
- @amandayamate: Coldplay had the most beautiful visuals @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ2f_Gi_G3/
- @MorwennaLA: Coldplay @ hollywood bowl. Great way to spend a Wednesday evening pic.twitter.com/zpNIeNxW
- @stevieled5: The @Coldplay show tonight was amazing! @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ6XfpOco4/
- @mom_kx3: WOW it was greatest concert thanks @coldplay at Hollywood bowl
- @AronBender: Coldplay put on an amazing show at The Hollywood Bowl. instagr.am/p/KJ66XOwlnD/
- @BillyCrystal: Went to see @Coldplay at Hollywood Bowl. Amazing show. Took this with my phone. bc pic.twitter.com/VVCTpOXW
- @KamPashai: Coldplay tonight at the Hollywood Bowl. Great show. instagr.am/p/KJ5yuuR7gG/
- @RobertGAbisi: I think I've said this 11 times now but that was the best concert. Crazy seeing Coldplay at the Hollywood bowl. Sounded amazing!
- @benhoffmansays: Coldplay was amazing! What a show @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ-wOgHtXB/
- @ZacReeder: Great time at the Hollywood Bowl tonight with @coldplay pic.twitter.com/teeV61sI
- @grnweddingshoes: Coldplay put on an AMAZING show at the bowl tonight instagr.am/p/KJ-5i-JbKF/
- @sketch678: Coldplay wireless controlled bracelets! So awesome! @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ_PARGcCM/
- @sketch678: Coldplay Finale was amazing! @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KJ_tESGcCQ/
- @thisisaliss: @coldplay amazing as usual! Thanks for making me like the Hollywood bowl! #ColdplayFilm pic.twitter.com/lPgKBKBI
- @_jamieelynnn: Coldplay was awesomeee tonight at the Hollywood Bowl!! #coldplayfilm
- @kandiss_marie: Coldplay...Such an Amazing show!! @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KKDveKMaaI/
- @areyouhim: COLDPLAY WAS AMAZING! I can't believe I actually got to see them! 'Twas a great experience. Oh, and the Hollywood Bowl's pretty awesome too!
- @celina_suarez: Coldplay was amazing last night at the Hollywood Bowl! What a beautiful night #coldplayfilm pic.twitter.com/8PZH9W2B
- @teddj: @coldplay was amazing last night at the Hollywood bowl!! Such a great show!!
- @Bfalco126: @coldplay, you guys put on one of if not the best show I have ever seen last night at the hollywood bowl. Thank you. #myloxyloto
- @jacqualineQ: Loved the Confetti. #Coldplay @ The Hollywood Bowl instagr.am/p/KK92fBxald/