59 oracle items tagged as tour
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

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!