Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Bangkok, A Well Executed Farewell Concert from the British Band
Coldplay who started off their career in 1996 as an alternative rock band, made a name for themselves when they hit it big with single “Yellow”. After then, the British band’s releases from singles, album, and tour have been selling so well and they got a huge and avid followings from all over the world. In 2015, the British band comprised of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion revealed their seventh studio album called “A Head Full Of Dreams”. In a radio interview on BBC 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, Chris Martin revealed that this would be their last album and closed out the chapter of Coldplay’s career. An announcement of a world tour followed the launching of the album, and Asia becomes one of the destination. The Display’s contributor and writer, Audy Prasetya, had a chance to attend the concert “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” in Bangkok and wrote his thoughts about it. The tour can be said as the best farewell decision from them. As we could see, Bangkok’s crowd was flocked with many Indonesians and some of them even brought Slank flags around. People have been lining up from 8AM even though the show started at 9PM.
Coldplay opened their set with rendition from their latest album “A Head Full of Dreams” and it successfully burned the crowd. There were two stages on the Rajamangala Stadium Bangkok and the band utilized both stages to get closer to their fans. “Yellow” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” were sung next by Coldplay. A stream of confetti and blast of fireworks were displayed throughout the concert. Other familiar songs like “The Scientist”, “Birds” and “Paradise” were performed with a new arrangement that made the songs sound different and new. Then, moving to stage B, the band sang “Always In My Head”, “Magic”, “Everglow” with an astounding set of lighting. They went back to stage A, “Clocks”, “Midnight”, “Charlie Brown” and “Hymn for The Weekend” hyped up the audience. “Fix You” one of the staple song from Coldplay’s setlist became the highlight as it brought out emotion and tears from those who listened. It almost felt like a religious ritual with Chris Martin and friends as the Gods. It was then followed with “Heroes”, “Viva La Vida”, and “Adventure of A Lifetime”.
Back to stage B, there was a nice surprise on “Don’t Panic” as Will and Jonny took over the vocals, and it was performed acoustically. Their latest collaboration song with The Chainsmoker “Something Just Like This” was also sung and it was closed with “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Up & Up”. Guy hinted that they might be performing again at the end of the year, but as we remembered Chris’ statement, another album seems unlikely. As the unforgettable night in Bangkok was finished, Coldplay would continue the rest of their Asia’s tour schedule until the last destination in San Diego, USA. Thank you Coldplay for the good tunes so far, hope to see you guys again on another occasion!
Writer & Pics by: Audy Prasetya/Editor: Novita Widia