53 oracle items tagged as tour
February 23, 2015 / submitted by Brianne, United States of America
Q.  Oh mighty Oracle. Seems to me like you're the best source for an answer to this question: When will Coldplay going on their Ghost Stories tour? I am a huge fan and I'm hoping that it's soon. Follow-up question: Could they please come and play in Buffalo, New York? It would make me extremely happy! ?

I'm a little confused as to why this question is being asked so regularly. I hate to break it to you (even though Chris did himself a while ago) but the Ghost Stories tour - albeit a very small tour in terms of dates and venue sizes - has been and gone. They visited New York too, oops.
We've no current tour news but hopefully you'll catch them next time round.

February 17, 2015 / submitted by Jamie, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle, Hope you're weather in London is better than mine in Chicago. I'm wondering, if you were to buy tickets to a Coldplay show, where would you try to sit? I like the idea of being on the runway or stage, but people there seems to spend the show looking up. I'd love to be close and get a great view at once, if that's possible.

It's all down to personal choice. Arenas are floor seated, stadiums are standing so you may wish to sit at the sides.
I remember once buying tickets (on the phone) for the Rolling Stones and they offered me seats at the back of the stadium. I asked if there was anything closer to the front and ended up 4 rows from the stage. Sometimes people assume you want the overall best view of the whole show - lights, effects etc.
I don't like standing for hours on end so as long as I'm not right at the back, I'm happy anywhere. In fact, scrap that. To be there at all is better than not!

Coldplay have had a runway and the 2nd & 3rd stages in more recent years so you have different vantage points depending where you are.
Big shows have screens so you can see close-ups and what's going on though.

To your question: For you, I'd suggest by the second stage so you get a bit of both. Me? I usually get to sit at the sides with a great view but once had 2nd row seats when I was with my family. That was ace but a bit weird.

February 3, 2015 / submitted by Mike, United States of America
Q.  Can we conclude that the GS "tour" is over now?

Yes. I think I receive more questions about touring than anything else. Especially since the Ghost Stories tour wasn't the usual world tour but there won't be any further dates for that album specifically.
Obviously I'd usually guide people towards the Tour section but if there's nothing there - there's nothing. I'd be the last place to go really because we'd announce dates in news & as I mentioned, the tour dates would also appear in the tour section.
There's nothing pending so I can't tell you more than that just now. It means we've all got something to look forward to but it's currently an undefined date in the future.

January 21, 2015 / submitted by Abdul, United States of America
Q.  Has Coldplay ever played in New Jersey?

Oh yes, between 2003 and 2012 Coldplay have played NJ many times - both as part of their own tours and at the All Points West Festival.

January 14, 2015 / submitted by Luisa , Brazil
Q.  Hi there Oracle! I'd like to know which country had the most numbers of Coldplay's concert and also if there is any song that had never been played live, is there? Thanks so much for your time!

It probably won't surprise anyone that USA has had the most number of concerts. Given its size, it's hardly a shock statistic.
For anyone that's interested, their home country comes in second.

I've talked about which songs haven't been played before. There aren't many if we're sticking with albums only (not b-sides, EP tracks etc.) Off the top of my head, Twisted Logic always comes up as one obvious one given the tour at the time of its appearance was called Twisted Logic.

December 10, 2014 / submitted by Daniel, United States of America
Q.  At Radio One's Big Weekend back in May, what was the band and audience singing at the end of Fix You? It's been driving me nuts because I couldn't quite understand what it was they were saying. Thanks Oracle!

It was a bit rude / sweary so I better not say!

November 18, 2014 / submitted by Liam, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
I know that Coldplay has gotten a lot more narrow in their selection of tour spots, but do you think there is a chance that the band could ever come to Houston? If not, so be it, That's life. But I figured if anyone knew you would! Thanks!

You have to understand, the Ghost Stories tour is not to be compared with tours gone by or any future plans; it was unique to that period. There's more than a good chance as historically since 2003, the band have played Houston many times so there is no reason they won't again. I'm not taking bets or placing odds on where the band will tour though because it's way too soon to speculate.

November 12, 2014 / submitted by Cooper, United States of America
Q.  I heard rumors of Coldplay going back into the studio and recording another album, instead of touring for Ghost Stories. is this true?

It's not "instead of". The plan was always to do a very small tour of Ghost Stories, which they did. They visited a very few number places at intimate venues.
They returned to the studio soon after which was also the plan.

November 6, 2014 / submitted by Amanda, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle, Is Coldplay coming back to New York? Anytime they have had a concert in recent years it always seems to be somewhere in the UK. Are they coming back to the Us, and more specifically NYC anytime soon?

That's not true, Amanda. If by recent years you mean the 2014 dates, they have performed in NYC (& L.A) more than anywhere else! The only UK dates for the Ghost Stories release were the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow and 2 nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The last tour certainly covered America.

September 18, 2014 / submitted by Guillaume , France
Q.  Hi Oracle !

I was at the Royal Albert Hall on July 1 and saw some of the concert setlist on the table next to you! I tried to come and ask you a set list but you left at that time. Have you still setlist?

Thanks you!

I think you must have mistaken my identity for someone else because I wasn't sat near a table. I did have a setlist with me though...
Always in My Head
Charlie Brown
The Scientist
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
Til Kingdom Come
Don't Panic
Everything's Not Lost
True Love
Viva La Vida
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

A Sky Full of Stars
Fix You