Postcard from Will Champion
Coldplay announced on December 1st, 2006 a Latin American tour for the beginning of 2007. The band visited Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, playing at much smaller capacity venues than on their recent Twisted Logic world tour, which finished in July 2006.
The band were writing material for their fourth album and keen to play some intimate shows to try out their new songs. Having received such a phenomenal response to their last Latin American trip in September 2003, they personally chose to return to the region.
Tickets went on sale for the Latin regions on these dates:
- Santiago (Espacio Riesco), Buenos Aires (Gran Rex Theatre) and Sao Paolo (Via Funchal) went on sale on December 4th, 2006.
- Mexico City (National Auditorium) tickets went on sale on December 6th, 2006.
Coldplay announced the support acts for their Latin American shows on February 8th, 2007. They were as follows:
- Mar 3,4 @ Mexico City | Volovan | http://www.myspace.com/volovanmty
X&Y Latin America Tour Edition
Coldplay produced a limited edition of X&Y to coincide with their Feb-Mar 2007 mini Latin American Tour.
The album is red double-sided which consists of all the tracks from X&Y, together with a bonus DVD containing all the released B-Sides , together with the released singles on video and also a track by track interview with the band.
Release date is 30th January 2007. The full tracklisting is below.
1. Square One
2. What If
3. White Shadows
4. Fix You
7. Speed Of Sound
8. A Message
10. The Hardest Part
11. Swallowed In The Sea
12. Twisted Logic
1. [Audio Only Section] Things I Don’t Understand
3. The World Turned Upside Down
4. Pour Me [Live at The Hollywood Bowl]
5. Sleeping Sun
7. [Video Section] Speed Of Sound
8. Fix You
10. The Hardest Part
11. X&Y Track by Track Interview
The British rock band performed three concerts in Santiago, Chile. They stayed at the local Hyatt Hotel, were they travelled to immediately from “Arturo Merino Benitez” Airport, at around 05:30h GMT today, in a non-stop flight from London UK.
There were no clues about the day and the time they will be doing the sound check, previous to the show the band are held al Espacio Riesco, this February 14,15 & 16.
The band support team was informed to be over 25 people.
Coldplay, were in Chile until Saturday 17th, from where they did their last leg of the Latin American “Twisted Logic Tour” in Argentina (February 20,21 & 22); Brazil (Febraury 26,27 & 28) and Mexico City (March 3th and 4th).
In Chile, there is great interest from fans, despite the high cost of the tickets (from USD80 to 161), to the point that there were no expensive tickets available, and there were only a few left for the 15th Feb show.
Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin said Sunday his band is working on a new album featuring what he called a quintessential song that everybody should hear “before we die.”
Martin and his band spoke hours before the final concert of a Latin American tour that took them to Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
The band said it plans to return to the studio after a two-year hiatus to record an album that will have a different sound from “X&Y,” which has sold more than 2 million copies since it was released in 2005. Coldplay’s label, Capitol Records, is part of London’s EMI Group PLC.
“I think for a long time people felt like we were a band in black-and-white, and now we feel like because we have this incredible job, now we can do whatever we like and try all kinds of new things,” Martin said.
He added that the record will include what could be Coldplay’s best song yet.
“In order for us to get excited about a new album, we have to have one song that we feel like everybody has to hear … before we die, otherwise we’ll be terribly depressed,” Martin said. “So luckily with this new record we’re going to make, we have that one song.”
“I can’t tell you about it, but it’s basically genius,” he joked.
Martin, who celebrated his 30th birthday on a Mexican beach last week, also said he is proud of Coldplay’s activism to raise awareness about free trade practices around the globe and support poor farmers in developing countries.
Martin is a spokesman for the British aid group Oxfam’s “Make Trade Fair” campaign, and Oxfam volunteers provide information on free trade and distribute petitions at Coldplay’s concerts.
The singer said he has hope for the future with less than two years left in President Bush’s term. “I think we’re all excited, everyone in the world is excited about the American elections next year,” he said. “Sometimes it’s easy to give up all hope.”