Coldplay Prep ‘Live 2012′ Documentary, Showcase ‘Mylo Xyloto’ World Tour
"I would love it if, in 20 years, I would look back at this and think, 'That's when I feel like we start[ed] to become really good,'" Coldplay singer Chris Martin says in the trailer to 'Live 2012,' a forthcoming documentary from the band highlighting their massive world tour behind last year's 'Mylo Xyloto' album. The trek raked in nearly $100 million and topped Billboard's tally of top-grossing tours of the year, so obviously, plenty of people caught 'Mylo Xyloto' live. But if you didn't get the chance, 'Live 2012' looks to be the next best thing.
Featuring footage from tour stops in Paris and Montreal, and at last year’s Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, U.K., the doc was helmed by Paul Dugdale, who previously directed live concert films from Adele and the Prodigy. Video from the 75,000-seat Stade de France stadium in Paris is the focus of the flick, with the other shows and behind-the-scenes footage of the band interspersed throughout, giving fans a complete look into the life of a Coldplay member while on the road.
“We wanted to make a film that was as intimate as it was epic, punctuating Coldplay’s color-drenched performance with candid portraits of the band," Dugdale says of the flick in a press release. " It’s essentially a film about people, and we wanted to highlight how the band have blurred the barrier between stage and audience to create a tour that reaches out to everyone from the front row of the stadium to those right at the back."
'Live 2012' is set to premiere Nov. 17 on the Epix network, as well as online at EpixHD.com and on the Epix mobile app. Both the film and the album, meanwhile, will be available in CD/DVD and Blu-ray/CD sets and digitally starting on Nov. 20.
Check Out the 'Live 2012' Trailer