On the Mylo Xyloto tour, the band reserved the first three (or so) rows for fans who were really excited and had tickets far from the stage... anyone know if they are planning to do this for the AHFOD US tour again??
not too long ago (like within the past hour or so) someone sent an ask to newscoldplay's tumblr saying their friend was upgraded and apparently other people have been saying similar things on Twitter today
I saw tweets from a number of people saying they got upgraded to within the first few rows. The guys who were chosen for the intro video also got upgraded to the first row. So it looks like it is still a thing!
Just search twitter "Coldplay upgraded" or something similar.
They have been upgrading lots of people to various places on the field/floor. They also do that to fill seats that have not sold. Just do a search on Twitter for Coldplay upgrade and you'll see lots of happy people holding their upgraded tix