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Coldplay in Montreal - Roadie #42 Blog #178 [x]
Coldplay soundchecking - Roadie #42 Blog #177
MYLO XYLOTO Comic - The Story behind the album.
“Is the story of Mylo Xyloto, a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia (…) Legions of Silencers were created after the Great War of Colors took many lives, including the lives of Mylo’s parents Aiko and Lela. That war threatened the safety of the citizens and strict measures were put in place to ensure it would never happen again. ” [X]
The piano is right next to Noel’s amps. As you’d expect, this is the place to be for getting the full effect of the Gallagher guitar. Noel stamps on a pedal and starts off a loop of glorious noise. Immediately Chris is on his feet and shouting “what the hell is that?”.
Chris has his iPhone out to record it, excitedly proclaiming it the most amazing thing he’s ever heard. Noel is laughing as the pedal loops away through the stack.
Fast forward to the dressing room on the show day and Chris is handing me the pedal responsible for all the fuss. It turns out that Noel has come in today and motioned Chris over to his dressing room next door with the words “I’ve got a little present for yer…”
Chris is holding it with great reverence and excitement. “Can you record what’s in here immediately? And then give it Rik? We’re going to take it back to the studio and run it through Jonny’s rig and mic it up”. The pedal is only the size of a block of butter, but I find myself carrying it through the backstage in both hands as though dropping it could send the whole place up in smoke.
Where it’ll end up, I’ve no idea, but if it finds its way into a song, Noel could easily be playing on the next record without ever having set foot in the studio. Wonderful madness…
I’m the only one who is friggin’ excited about this? … I mean, is the first time we hear them talking about a “next record” so naturally. I was so tired of Chris saying “this may be our last album, we can’t do anything better”.
Chris, anything could be better if you kick Rihanna’s ass of and do something with the gorgeous Noel Gallagher. Anything could be better if you come back a little to your roots. This is the Coldplay I need to see, please.
“Oh, lots of you asking for the setlist…”
I see Politik and Violet Hill on their setlist again *_* EDIT: and SHIVER! omg
”He’s got the moves like Jagger…”
“A very, very brief video (literallty two seconds) of the Xylobands during Charlie Brown just now…”
Ok yeah, that’s pretty short, but I think it looks amazing anyway … so jealous of the people being part of this right now!
Guy just took his jacket off … just saying
“And, of course, the pre-show huddle…”
“Here’s Chris, Jonny and Will as they left the dressing room to head to the stage…”
“Band sighted! The Bercy is a bit of a maze of corridors and rooms with closed doors, but we just found Will, Guy and Jonny doing their vocal warm-up exercises (which mainly involve going “Laaa laaaa laaaaa laaa” while reading). Here’s a photo…”
“The boiler suits which the crew are wearing on this tour. Very natty.”
WOW! how cool is that! .. even their crew will be glowing in the dark ^^
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