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19-Mar-2009: Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ - Tickets, Meetups, Reviews/Previews


Coldplaying Founder
Oct 5, 2002
Coldplay concert was very cool, pretty and intense and yeah, cool. I was a little disappointed that they started with Violet Hill when they weren’t warmed up but that would be my only complaint oh and they didn’t play ‘trouble’. But they did play Yellow and all these huge yellow balloons were released onto the crowd, the people on the floor bounced them around and from where we were sitting it looked amazing. When the balloons popped yellow bits of paper rained down. The ‘mosh pit’ kept boucing the balloons onto the stage though, so the band had to keep kicking them out.
During Lovers in Japan they released thousands, millions? of paper butterflies in all different colours from the ceiling. The sound guys put up paper parasols to protect themselves and the gear. It was gorgeous.

Chris Martin is an astoundingly good performer, he just throws himself into it so much, he really works. He dances like a particularly uncoordinated scarecrow and you’re sure he’ll fall down at any time. For a couple of songs they left the stage and played from a mini-set up right in the back rows of the arena. They covered ‘I’m a believer’ from there and got audience participation. Chris played The Hardest Part on his own just on the piano, on the catwalk in the crowd. Lots of awesome memories. I wish I’d taken my camera but I’d assumed they’d be taking them off people. Everyone else seemed to have them though, so there’s bound to be footage from the concert on youtube.

The curtain raiser band was completely rubbish too.



generic oneiric
Feb 17, 2009
From memory here is what it is...

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
In My Place
Glass Of Water
Cemeteries Of London
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version side of stage)
Talk (techno version side of stage)
The Hardest Part (Chris solo)
Postcards From Far Away (false start)
Postcards From Far Away
Chris Martin Piano Interlude
Viva La Vida
Green Eyes (acoustic back of arena on balcony)
I'm A Believer (acoustic back of arena)
Death will never conquer (Will acoustic back of arena)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Four seasons in one day (Crowded House cover)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Scientist
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist
Thank you for posting the set list! So at the March 19th show, Chris replaced the "Gnossiennes No. 1" by Eric Satie with "Four Seasons In One Day" by Crowded House? Interesting! I'd have never thought it (though I love both of those); the Satie piece just seemed so "right" and haunting in that transition spot, would not have thought it would be changed, but then Coldplay varies things all the time. Does anyone know if there is captured video of this? Thanks again! ^_^

Cascading Waterfall

Coldplay fan for life
Dec 17, 2008
If I get the chance to go to a future Coldplay concert in Wellington, I'll make sure to have my camera with me.

Cascading Waterfall

Coldplay fan for life
Dec 17, 2008
My friend told me that both she and her husband bought Coldplay tshirts at the concert and that they were $50 each. She also told me they said they plan to come to New Zealand again in 3 years.


May 24, 2009
Can't wait for the Coldplay return to NZ!!! I brought one of the t-shirts as well, spent a long time in that merchandise line :)