September 26, 2013 - submitted by Alex M, United States of America

Q. Hi Oracle!
I was curious to see what the smallest-scale concert that Coldplay has ever done and how small would they go?
Thanks!


The Oracle replies:

Obviously when the band started they were playing pubs & clubs with very small capacities. The last time they played anywhere as small was December 2011 when they went back to perform at Dingwalls (Camden, London) which has a capacity of less than 500.
It's not a case of how small would they go, but can they go and for what reason.
Dingwalls was a special radio event and obviously their production had to be reduced heavily for such a tiny venue.
I have to say, watching Chris on that stage being restricted, unable to do his usual running around, was like watching a caged tiger!