On November 19th, Coldplay will release 'Live 2012', the band’s first concert film / live album in nine years.
Filmed and recorded during the 'Mylo Xyloto' world tour (more than 3 million viewers), 'Live 2012' features footage shot during the band's performances in Paris (Stade de France), Montreal (Centre Bell) and Glastonbury (Pyramid Stage).
Chris Martin, Coldplay’s lead singer 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."
It was directed by Paul Dugdale ('Live At The Royal Albert Hall' - Adele, 'Words on Fire' - The Prodigy)
Paul Dugdale declared: "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. Myself and JA Digital 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."