Coldplay: Live 2012
Director: Paul Dugdale
Producer: Jim Parsons
Executive Producer: Julie Jakobek
Location: Paris, Montreal
Coldplay Live 2012 is the band’s first ever cinema film, commissioned by Coldplay and record label Parlophone to document their 2012 Mylo Xyloto world tour. It includes footage from Coldplay’s shows at Paris’ Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre, and the band’s stunning headline performance at Glastonbury 2011, as well as intimate documentary elements and personal portraits..
The Mylo Xyloto shows were spectacular and the film captures the full glory of the band’s performance, plus the pyrotechnics, laser lighting and the use of Xylobands—remote- controlled LED wristbands—which were worn by the crowd and programmed to flash in dazzling sequences.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin explained:
“The Mylo Xyloto tour was the most fun we’ve ever had as a band. Over the years, our crowd has become more and more 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.”
The film was screened for one night only at cinemas and on TV networks around the world, before being released on DVD.
Grammy Awards 2014
Nominated – Best Music Film