read the news // live the culture
The Upcoming | Read the news // Live the culture
Monday 24th November 2014
Menu

Coldplay announce Live 2012 DVD and single Hurts Like Heaven for November release

  Tuesday 25th September 2012
  Tuesday 25th September 2012

On 19th November, Coldplay will release Live 2012, the band’s first concert film / live album for nine years. It documents their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour, which has been seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2011. The band will also release their new single Hurts Like Heaven on the same day.

Live 2012 is the first Coldplay live DVD in nine years.

The film was directed by Paul Dugdale, previously responsible for Adele’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy’s Worlds On Fire concert films. Live 2012 includes footage from Coldplay’s shows at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and the band’s triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011.
 
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: “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. Over the years, our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They’re loud, diverse, full of soul, and make the songs sound much better than we can on our own. We wanted to try to bottle the incredible feeling that they give us, and hence our concert film.”
 
Live 2012 director Paul Dugdale said: “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. The set is curated from several concerts around the globe, using the 75,000-capacity Stade de France as the backbone. JA Digital and I wanted to approach this film in the same way Coldplay approach their stage show: 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. It’s a 90-minute kaleidoscope of emotions. My main objective as a filmmaker was to make the viewers’ eyes widen and their hearts beat faster.”
 
Live 2012 will be released by Parlophone on CD/DVD, DVD/CD, Blu-ray/CD and digitally. It is available to pre-order now here.

Watch the trailer of Live 2012 here


More about the author


Share this story


  • Pin It
  • Share on Google+
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • LinkedIn

Latest related

Taste of London Winter: the capital’s food festival is back with festive treats
Taste of London Winter: the capital’s food festival is back with festive treats

Can you hear it? The faint ringing of sleigh bells, the soon-to-be-regretted booking of office parties and the smug [read more]

Moon Gangs and Cheatahs at The Lexington | Live review
Moon Gangs and Cheatahs at The Lexington

The Lexington has quickly become a staple on the London music scene, showcasing bands just as they’re taking off, [read more]

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Despite no new material, having broken up in 1998, indie-punk duo Carter USM have had more rebirths than horror villain [read more]

Jack White at the O2 Arena | Live review
Jack White at the O2 Arena

You’d been forgiven for thinking that Jack White would use the biggest stage in London as a great opportunity to [read more]

Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit
Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit

Labour has proposed plans to sell four “non-essential buildings” in London in order to reduce the country’s [read more]

Archives