Coldplay have announced that they will release a live album and concert film, ‘Live 2012′, on 19 Nov. New single ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ will also be released on the same day.
Says Chris Martin: “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”.
The film is directed by Paul Dugdale, who was also responsible for Adele’s ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall and The Prodigy’s ‘Worlds On Fire’, and includes footage from various concerts from June 2011 onwards, including the Stade de France in Paris, the Bell Centre in Montreal and the Pyramid Stage at last year’s Glastonbury festival.
Dugdale explains: “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. 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”.
Watch the trailer for the film here: