53 oracle items tagged as tour
September 17, 2014 / submitted by Peter, United Kingdom
Q.  Does Coldplay have a tour bus?

No. They used to travel by tour bus but now it's mostly cars and planes with an occasional train. The last time I was on a bus with the band was the short journey from the airport terminal to the plane. Before that it was when a group of us went on an away day (paintballing) - we all got a coach there.

September 16, 2014 / submitted by Tricia, Philippines
Q.  Hello O,
Just curious, during tours or in between recordings, do our boys hang out in a single room and watch a particular TV show or something?
What are they collectively interested in other than the music they create together?

If it's a TV/radio appearance or awards show type set up, there's a green room where the guys will chill out beforehand. Here they may read, chat, listen to music, watch a film, play video games (solo or against each other), make phone calls or whatever.
When they're on tour, it's a much bigger operation. There are several rooms for band personnel, family & friends plus the band have one large dressing room and warm up room(s).
They may also go and kick a ball about, go for a run or visit catering.

August 7, 2014 / submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Ghost Stories is out now for over two months. That isn't very long, but though I have a question about the next album:

Chronologically, there is the year of the album, and in that same year and the year after that there is the tour. After the tour the band takes a year/half a year of rest and then starts recording. This all takes 3 years (or 2 between Parachutes an AROBTTH).
But now there is no tour. Does this mean we can expect the next album in 2016 instead of 2017? I'd love to know that, if possible.

Greetings from the Netherlands,

I can see why people are working out what has gone before but in this case it doesn't necessarily give an indication of what will follow.
At this stage I obviously can't comment but as you see, the Ghost Stories tour and promo was not comparable to previous album campaigns so it would be useless speculating just yet.

August 4, 2014 / submitted by Lau, Argentina
Q.  Hi Oracle! This may seem like a silly question but I was wondering, do the guys (and the people who work w/them) need a working permit or Visa for every country they visit outside the EU even if they only go to perform let's say 1 show or to do some promo? If so, is it annoying to have to apply for so many? I was just curious! I hope you pick this question!
Have a nice day!

Everyone on tour requires a visa and/or work permit from the band to backline technicians, crew, management even including anyone operating a confetti canon!

July 3, 2014 / submitted by Abe, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi,

What was the set list for the two Albert Hall shows?

The set list was the same for both shows:
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

July 3, 2014 / submitted by J, Brazil
Q.  Dear O,
Now that the scheduled gigs are over, can we say that the Ghost Stories Era is over? Should we wait for the next one or there are still things coming from GS?
Thank You!

Let's not be too hasty, the ASFOS E.P was only out on Sunday! The tour may be over but the era isn't.

July 2, 2014 / submitted by Carol, Brazil
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Tonight's show is really amazing!
Jonny just sang Don't Panic! What was that! So good! I'm so happy here... so far away...
Now they're playing Everything's Not Lost, I love this song.
Wish I was there.
Were you at the gig?


You were all there in spirit!
I'll let you into a little secret. Don't Panic and Everything's Not Lost were only added to the set list during soundcheck. Chris said he wanted to play some older songs and asked me which one(s). I said that Sparks would sound great in the Royal Albert Hall but Guy said it was too downbeat. Keith Wozencroft (who used to work at the band's label and essentially signed them to Parlophone) chose Everything's Not Lost. Don't Panic was a popular choice so they ran through them. Chris had some trouble remembering how to play Everything's Not Lost - Will guided him through. Chris also struggled with the lyrics but Phil came to the rescue getting the lyrics via his phone (I hope he used this site to get them from our Recordings section!) Only one run through and it was gig ready. Amazing to hear that song after so long.

July 2, 2014 / submitted by D, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle, just checking; is it ok to upload videos from the gigs online? Also was Debs wearing a stripy skirt last night? I thought I saw her right at the end! So belated 'hello' if it was!! X

Oh please do upload your photos and videos here. We're all about sharing.
Debs was there but wasn't wearing a stripy skirt.
I saw a lot of familiar faces myself and everyone was in fine voice. What a show!
Hope everyone listening at home enjoyed it too.

June 26, 2014 / submitted by Luke, United Kingdom
Q.  All knowing Oracle,
I was on Wikipedia today and noticed a Ghost Stories World Tour listed in the tour chronology scheduled for next year. I was wondering if you can confirm this and/or give a hint as to when and where it wil begin?!

I'm very confused, Luke. The wikipedia page I am looking at doesn't mention a 2015 world tour at all.
It basically lists the dates the band have played since April and includes the two in London next week.
That's correct as it stands.
There are no current plans to continue a Ghost Stories world tour.

June 24, 2014 / submitted by mariam, Kuwait
Q.  How can I get an email or a reminder of every live concert Coldplay are having? I love them.... like insanely

You can sign-up on the website where it says mailing list or keep an eye on the Tour section where future dates appear. At the moment there are no live dates planned after the two RAH shows next week.