Coldplay Review: Vector Arena, Auckland 19 March

Friday 20 March 2009

Coldplay Review: Vector Arena, Auckland 19 March

To be honest, I'm not a huge Coldplay fan, but they undoubtedly have one of the best stage productions I've ever experienced. Coldplay have truly perfected the art of a sound and light show.

The visuals were stunning and these guys really know how to look after their fans, with big crystal clear screens halfway down the Arena, walkways on both sides of the main stage and a set played right up in amongst the cheap seats. And you'd have to be a narc not to love the yellow balloons.

The entire show was wonderfully choreographed, and the production values for the background videos were amazing. I may not be a dyed in the wool Coldplay fan, but for my money it was a great show, and Lost is going straight into high rotation on the iPod. Will Champion is one of those unique percussionists with perfect timing.

Maybe it's just me, but the sound seems to have improved dramatically since the first concerts at Vector Arena. Anyone else think so?

It would be great to get the set list. If anyone has it, post it in the comments section of the event page and we'll see if we can get EMI to kick in some kind of a prize pack.
Michael - eventfinda.co.nz