Coldplay Does Intimate London Show: "It's So F-cking Small"

December 7, 2011 By:
Coldplay Does Intimate London Show:

Coldplay did a show at the 500-capacity Camden Dingwalls London venue and after performing in stadiums for years, the band thought the gig was so intimate that they said it was "like playing for their family."

While other low-rent singer/songwriters would kill to even have 500 fans, Coldplay thought their gig in London was just super tiny. #Firstworldproblem

During the show Chris Martin told the audience, "This is like playing for our family. It's so f-cking small. I've got more cousins than this!" 

Really? More cousins than 500 cousins? Why doesn't Chris Martin have his own TLC series already, "The Cousin Diaries: 500 Cousins and Counting."

The small venue at Camden Dingwalls was actually the same venue that the band played at in 1998, during one of their first shows ever to promote their debut EP "Safety."

However, even though Coldplay has come a long way since that first EP, the band made a couple mistakes while opening their set with new song "Hurts Like Heaven."

Chris joked: "This is worse than 14 years ago. We f-cked that up as well. Come on, we're a professional band for f-ck's sake.'

Yeah man, Coldplay is a f-cking professional band, that totally doesn't throw expletives around like it's nothing. 

The show was more stripped down than usual and was comprised of Martin and the rest of the bandmates, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion against their usually graffitied background. 

"We're used to lasers and posh stuff, and now we've got nothing but our instruments and out handsome bass player," says Martin. YES! The Coldplay bass player, whatever his name is - it doesn't matter, is the handsome-est. He looks like Elijah Wood, if Elijah Wood was hot. 

The audience was a selection of fans who were picked from 60,000 for the coveted free tickets to this intimate show. 

In 2012, Coldplay will embark on a massive UK tour to promote their new "Mylo Xyloto" album. They will tour over the summer of 2012 playing football stadiums and a short arena tour next month as well as a fundraising gig at London's O2 Arena to raise money for the children's charity Kids Company. 

Coldplay will also perform on the finale episode of UK X-Factor this weekend after some controversy when they previously stated that the band "could never appear on the show." However, the band will indeed perform and Martin is having to swallow his words saying the band is super "grateful" to perform on the competition reality series. 

"We really feel grateful for it because they don't often have bands on and we get to play what we want to play and play songs that we wrote, and no-one's asking us to change anything. It's amazing," says Martin.