Published Sep 25, 2012Coldplay's most recent tour was a huge one, in which the band employed confetti cannons and light-up wristbands while they played arenas around the world. This fall, the festivities will be documented by a new concert film and live album. The soft rocking Brits will release Live 2012 on Blu-ray and digitally, plus as a DVD/CD package, on November 20 through Parlophone.
The film combines footage from three gigs: Glastonbury Festival, Stade de France in Paris, and Bell Centre in Montreal. It was directed by Paul Dugdale, who recently helmed Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Dugdale said in a statement, "We wanted to make a film that was as intimate as it was epic, punctuating Coldplay's colour-drenched performance with candid portraits of the band.... It's essentially a film about people, and we wanted to highlight how the band have blurred the barrier between stage and audience to create a tour that reaches out to everyone from the front row of the stadium to those right at the back."
Coldplay singer Chris Martin added, "The Mylo Xyloto tour has been the most fun we've ever had as a band. It's felt very uplifting right from the start; partly because we are proud of the music, the LED wristbands, the pyrotechnics, the lasers and all of that stuff, but mainly because of the amazing audiences that we've been playing for."
Live 2012 will be Coldplay's second concert film. They released Live 2003 nine years ago to document their tour in support of the sophomore album A Rush of Blood to the Head. Watch a trailer for the new film below.