Entries by Coldplay Roadie #42 from 12/2011

Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto Gig Production Rehearsals

| Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Rock Im Park festival was the first gig we did with these songs. That was on 3 June - exactly six months ago to the day, come to think of it. I've worked for bands whose entire album campaign lasted less than six months and that was our round of promo to warm up and get us underway...

Coldplay's Arena Tour Begins...

| Posted 12.13.2011 | UK Entertainment

At its worst, tour production can be about a designer building a monument to themselves and putting the band somewhere within it. By working with the right people, these guys have thankfully avoided that throughout their career. Now they're at the height of making the show about the crowd. Quite who has the best seat in the house is now entirely debatable.

Homecoming Shows and X Factor

| Posted 12.19.2011 | UK Entertainment

It's becoming difficult to keep up with just how many high points keep popping up through this campaign. It really is shaping up to be quite a ride.

The Shoot for the Next Video

| Posted 12.22.2011 | UK Entertainment

Following the directions from the car park to the video shoot location, I pass the pub that's noted on the map. I look in the windows to see if there's anyone I recognise in there. The pub is completely awash with folks covered in luminous paint. Clearly I’m getting close