Coldplay are at Toronto’s ACC this evening for the first of two shows
Women love them…..so do guys with expense accounts and three piece suits cruising around in BMWs. The rest of us are stuck in either loathing or indifference (the latter are the ones who will most likely put up the militancy of Coldplay fans, if they could actually be described as militant about anything).
Coldplay perform the first of two sellout shows this evening at the ACC here in Toronto. I’ll be there for the first show tonight. Here’s the usual boilerplate response from the band about how their new tour is coming along:
“It always takes a while to get up and running. … It’s not until you actually play in front of an audience that you realize what works and what doesn’t. We’re kind of really hitting our stride around now, which is great,” he said on the line from last week’s tour stop in Philadelphia.
…and why they prefer a stripped down set:
“We have little tricks and ways and means of doing some things when a song needs a bit of push or filling out, and we can do that.
“It all comes from our desire to have a very homemade feel to the record, so the visual side of it, the uniforms that we wear, we didn’t want it to be an overly produced or techno-feeling stage show. We wanted it to feel a lot more intimate … so it doesn’t become dwarfed by these big arenas that we’re playing. It’s always a constant challenge, and we’re always trying to break the line between us and the audience and make them feel like they’re really part of the show.”