7 oracle items tagged as nye
August 25, 2014 / submitted by Faheem, United Kingdom
Q.  How did Coldplay play two New Years Eve shows on the same night one in Abu Dhabi and one in Austin TX?

They didn't - well, not really. The band only physically appeared live in one place on Dec 31 2011 - Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village, Abu Dhabi.
They pre-recorded a concert on Septemeber 16 2001 in Austin for Austin City Limits that was broadcast on New Year's Eve.

February 10, 2014 / submitted by George, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, I found a funny bit of info, and I'd like to know what you think of it. I saw a video of a show back in 2011, where Kanye West, Jay Z, and Chris Martin were singing Homecoming. Near the end, Chris forgets some lyrics... was it because he hadn't done the song since 2007, or because he simply says, "I'm a little drunk".

That show was from 31 December, 2010 - New Year's Eve. Chris had therefore had a drink but he wasn't drunk.

April 9, 2013 / submitted by Tobias, Sweden
Q.  Hello Oracle, I read about Coldplay's show at the Barclays Center on New Years with Jay-Z. I saw that it was hinted that this show would become an annual thing, is there any truth to that? What are the chances of seeing Coldplay at the Barclays Center to ring in the 2014 new year?

I think that appertains to the fact that Coldplay have played a New Year's Eve show the past 3 years and two of those were with Jay Z. The first was 2010 in Las Vegas and the year after the band played Abu Dhabi.

November 12, 2012 / submitted by Violet, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle! I was just wondering, so as you know Coldplay is doing some concerts in the U.S again with Jay Z. I was just curious is the concert Coldplay's or is it Jay Z's? I like both of them equally but I am curious to know! Hope you reply! (:

It's a co-headline show. Though not unusual, it is a somewhat peculiar concept given 2 acts can't perform their sets at the same time. What it means is that both are sharing the top billing. It's not yet been revealed who will go on first/last.
I wouldn't be surprised if - like last time - there were a few shared moments and surprises lined up for the evening. It is New Year's Eve after all...

January 3, 2012 / submitted by Celina, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle! Happy New Year!
I just watched a video of the fireworks spectacle in London and was curious as to whether they do that every year? I plan on studying abroad in London soon so I want to see all the wonders it holds.
Thank you!

We always have spectacular fireworks in London on New Year's Eve - as many of the world's capital cities also do - however this year's stunning display might have been that little bit extra given we're hosting the Olympics this summer.

January 3, 2012 / submitted by Salvador, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
On New Years Eve I was just changing the channels on my tv and I found a channel where Coldplay was playing. Was it really live? If it was, I feel dumb for not knowing.

If you mean this then no, it wasn't live. The band were playing live however in UAE on NYE. They celebrated New Year in Abu Dhabi.

December 30, 2011 / submitted by Dan, United Arab Emirates
Q.  Who's the support act on New Year's Eve in Abu Dhabi?

There'll be a local act opening for the band tomorrow night. Have a great time anyone who's going. Happy New Year!