Photos from yesterday's Oslo show
24 November 2011 11:11 am
We took some snaps as Coldplay performed for Nordic fans
Good morning. Yesterday, we went along to see Coldplay perform a Nordic album launch show in Oslo, Norway. Naturally, we took some snaps...


Hello and welcome to the Sentrum Scene in Oslo, where Coldplay will perform at 3.45pm, by which time it will already be dark


Chris and Jonny head onto the stage for a look at the venue before doors open


Will joins them and they pull faces. Not exactly sure why


Chris graffiti'd piano


The view from the mic. Sentrum Scene has a capacity of around 500. It is, therefore, "intimate"


Will has a little bash on his drums, while Bash checks his cymbal


There are probably some really cryptic messages in here


The front row arrives, they're very pleased, and we celebrate by taking a terrible photo


The Viva bell, fully MXified


And so to the dressing room...


The dressing room


The band have a quick warm-up before the show






Then it's time for the traditional pre-show huddle


And the post-huddle thing where they all throw their hands into the air


Standing by the door to the stage


After you, Mr Martin




The show was being filmed for broadcast on TV in Scandinavia, so there was no photographers' pit to stand in (yes, we're getting excuses in early for these live pictures...)










The view from where Jonny's guitar tech, Matt McGinn, stands


Pretty sure that's a mid-drumming face


At this point we decide to go and take some pictures from the balcony, which involves having to leave the venue by a side door and walk around the side to the front entrance


The cloakroom gives you an idea of the temperature in Oslo (brrrrr)


The view from the balcony. No, you're right, it wasn't really worth the walk


That's quite an angle Chris has got himself into


Viva from the balcony


Back at the front (again, having wandered around outside for a bit)


We'll let those of you in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark know when the show is being broadcast


The front row, having a lovely time


There are an awful lot of corridors at Sentrum Scene. A monster apparently lives at the end of this one


And you thought backstage was glamourous (that's the door to the stage again)


Oslo gives a mighty roar of approval as the band finish what's been a rollicking, hour-long set


Here's what they played


It might be cold outside, but as you'll gather it's pretty blooming hot inside


Careful Jonny, there's a monster down there


After the show, the band do a few filmed interviews for the various Nordic TV stations which will be broadcasting the gig. This one was, we're told, based on Twitter and was quite amusing...


It's time to head home, but first the band sign some autographs for the folks who've waited in the cold and helped make it an extremely enjoyable visit for Coldplay

Anchorman

Coldplay's new album, Mylo Xyloto, is out now - get it from iTunes at cldp.ly/itunescp


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