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Twisted Logic Tour

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Twisted Logic Tour
Tour by Coldplay
Associated album X&Y
Start date 29 April 2005 (2005-04-29)
End date 4 March 2007 (2007-03-04)
Legs 7
No. of shows 136
Coldplay concert chronology

The Twisted Logic Tour was a global concert tour by British alternative rock band Coldplay in support of their third studio album, X&Y (2005). The year-long tour took the band across Europe and their native United Kingdom, as well as to the United States and Canada. The main legs of the tour concluded in July 2006 after shows in Asia & Australia, with the band resting for a lengthy period of time, and beginning production of their fourth studio album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends in November. In the beginning of 2007, a final leg in Latin America concluded the tour entirely in March, after about a dozen shows. Pollstar reported that the 2005 North American leg grossed an estimated $24.1 million. The second leg of the North American tour ended 6 April 2006 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

This is Coldplay's first (and their only to date) tour not named after the album it was promoting; the tour is named after a song on X&Y that has never been played live at any of the concerts.


"Yellow" being performed at the Air Canada Centre, 2006
"Yellow" being performed at the Air Canada Centre, 2006

The Twisted Logic Tour is noted for its use of extravagant stage effects. Strobe lights and other fixtures were used to create an elaborate light show. The back of the stage contained a two-story panoramic video panel that displayed live footage and computer-generated images, from video of a bear wandering aimlessly during "Talk" to a montage of coloured blocks from the cover of X&Y during the song "Clocks".

Other concert highlights include:

  • A digital countdown display shown on the panoramic video screen during the song "Square One" as the band enter the stage. The timer reaches zero at the song's explosive first chorus, followed by the crowd getting showered by red, green, and blue strobe lighting.
  • Confetti, and yellow balloons filled with gold glitter showered on the audience during the song "Yellow" (a homage to The Flaming Lips).
  • During Coachella 2005 Martin sang the outro to "The Scientist" backwards, reminiscent of the song's music video. During much of the tour, the entire track was played backwards live, after the band had finished playing it regularly. The Charles and Ray Eames video "Powers of Ten" played in the background.
  • Martin running into the crowd during "In My Place" to sing with the audience.
  • Band members taking photographs before and during the show with disposable cameras before throwing them into the crowd. This was bassist Guy Berryman's idea, and was usually done during the reverse playing of "The Scientist".
  • The band taking to the edge of the stage and performing an acoustic set of 2-3 of the following songs: "Til Kingdom Come", "Don't Panic", "Green Eyes" and/or a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" or Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate".
  • Martin sometimes encouraging the audience to let their camera flashes off simultaneously as the band picks up during the bridge of "Talk", but also done during "Low" via a message on the main screen behind the band, resulting in a dramatic explosion of light. "Talk" also featured Martin taking an audience member's mobile phone and singing to the person on the other end, which was a common occurrence.
  • Martin swinging a suspended lightbulb above his head after the second chorus of "Fix You", followed, in outdoor shows, by fireworks as the drum fill begins.
  • A laser light show during "Clocks", with red lasers shooting out in different directions. These were reintroduced during the second North American leg of the tour.
  • A handwritten list of songs being projected toward the stage during "Swallowed in the Sea". This is presumably an early tracklist of songs during production of X&Y.
  • The band gradually increasing the tempo of "Clocks" at the end of its regular performance, until it abruptly concludes at a ridiculously high tempo.
  • During the Australian leg of the tour, the band made several references to the Socceroos in the 2006 FIFA World Cup by altering lyrics of the songs. On the second night of the Melbourne concerts and the final night of the Sydney concerts, the group performed the Kylie Minogue hit "Can't Get You Out of My Head" as a tribute to Australia and its music industry.
  • At some concerts in Germany, Chris Martin asked the audience in German "Wo geht es zum Bahnhof?" ("How do you get to the train station?"). This may be a reference to the U2 song "Zoo Station".
  • During performances of "White Shadows", thermal black and white imagery of the band performing appeared on the panoramic big screen. This was obviously done in homage of the song title, as these kind of images can produce "white shadows" of heat producing sources.


The Twisted Logic Tour's set list was heavily weighted towards tracks from X&Y, which was as expected because of the tour being in support and promotion of the album. The remaining material was mostly from A Rush of Blood to the Head with songs such as "Politik", In My Place "Clocks", and "The Scientist", and to a lesser extent "Don't Panic", "Yellow", and "Trouble" being the only holdovers from Parachutes played with regularity. The only new song played on the tour was "How You See the World No. 2" which was from the "Help: A Day in the Life" benefit album. Earlier tours such as those in the Parachutes era debuted work-in-progress versions of tracks that would appear on A Rush of Blood to the Head. Likewise, Coldplay's newest compositions during the A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour such as "Gravity", and "Proof" were included as B-sides to X&Y's singles.

The introductory music played at the start of each concert was either Brand Nubian's "Meaning of the 5%" or "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles. The closing music is "Good Night" by The Beatles.

The following is a sample setlist of a concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 23 March 2006. The major changes to this set for the other tour dates mainly saw "X&Y" and "Low" performed in lieu of "What If", and "Swallowed in the Sea", respectively; Often, variations of these songs being played with one another occurred, such as "What If" and "Low". Also, "Parachutes" was often performed between "Yellow" and "Speed of Sound", and "Green Eyes" was sometimes added to the B-stage set.

Originally, the band were going to perform tracks from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends such as "Lost!" and other unknown ones at Latin America but they did not want to ruin the surprise for the upcoming fourth studio album.

  1. "Square One"
  2. "Politik"
  3. "Yellow"
  4. "Speed of Sound"
  5. "God Put a Smile upon Your Face"
  6. "What If"
  7. "How You See the World No. 2"
  8. "Don't Panic"
  9. "White Shadows"
  10. "The Scientist"
  11. "Til Kingdom Come"
  12. "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash (Cover)
  13. "Trouble"
  14. "Clocks"
  15. "Talk"
  16. "Swallowed in the Sea"
  17. "In My Place"
  18. "Fix You"

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
X&Y Secret Promo Gigs
4 March 2005 London England Whitfield Studios
11 March 2005 West Hollywood United States Troubadour
12 March 2005 Universal City Universal Amphitheatre
6 April 2005 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
7 April 2005 Cologne Germany Gloria Theater
11 April 2005 Madrid Spain Sala Pacha
18 April 2005 London England MTV Global Gig
19 April 2005 Round Chapel
North America
29 April 2005 Paradise United States The Joint
30 April 2005 Indio Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4 May 2005 San Francisco The Fillmore
6 May 2005 Chicago Metro Chicago
11 May 2005 Toronto Canada Kool Haus
13 May 2005 Boston United States Avalon
14 May 2005 Baltimore HFStival
17 May 2005 New York City Beacon Theatre
7 June 2005 London England KOKO
9 June 2005 Paris France L'Olympia
15 June 2005 Hamburg Germany Volks Park
17 June 2005 Cologne Fühlinger
19 June 2005 Berlin Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
22 June 2005 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
26 June 2005 Pilton England Glastonbury Festival
27 June 2005 London Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
28 June 2005
1 July 2005 Glasgow Scotland Bellahouston Park
2 July 2005
4 July 2005 Bolton England Reebok Stadium
5 July 2005
7 July 2005 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome
9 July 2005 Munich Germany Coubertin Platz
10 July 2005 Vienna Austria St. Polen Air
11 July 2005 Verona Italy Verona Arena
13 July 2005 Locarno Switzerland Piazza Grande
14 July 2005 Six Fours – Île du Gaou France Festival des Voix du Gaou
29 July 2005 Yuzawa Japan Naeba Ski Resort
North America
2 August 2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
3 August 2005 Montreal Bell Centre
4 August 2005 Hartford United States Meadows Music Theater
6 August 2005 Mansfield Comcast Center
7 August 2005 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
9 August 2005 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
11 August 2005 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
12 August 2005 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
13 August 2005 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
16 August 2005 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
17 August 2005 Ridgefield The Amphitheater at Clark County
19 August 2005 San Francisco Shoreline Amphitheatre
20 August 2005 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21 August 2005
24 August 2005 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
25 August 2005 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
26 August 2005 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
30 August 2005 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
31 August 2005 Columbus Germain Amphitheater
1 September 2005 Corfu Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
3 September 2005 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
6 September 2005 New York City Madison Square Garden
7 September 2005
9 September 2005 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 September 2005 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
13 September 2005 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheatre
14 September 2005 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
16 September 2005 Pelham Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
17 September 2005 Maryland Heights UMB Bank Pavilion
18 September 2005 Antioch Starwood Amphitheatre
20 September 2005 Minneapolis Target Center
21 September 2005 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
23 September 2005 Dallas Smirnoff Music Center
25 September 2005 Austin Austin City Limits Music Festival
28 September 2005 Atlanta Philips Arena
29 September 2005 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
30 September 2005 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
26 October 2005 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
28 October 2005 Oberhausen Germany Arena Oberhausen
30 October 2005 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
31 October 2005 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
7 November 2005 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
9 November 2005 Leipzig Germany Arena Leipzig
10 November 2005 Mannheim SAP Arena
12 November 2005 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
14 November 2005 Milan Italy FilaForum
15 November 2005 Bologna PalaMalaguti
17 November 2005 Marseille France Le Dôme de Marseille
18 November 2005 Toulouse Le Zénith
20 November 2005 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
22 November 2005 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
23 November 2005 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
25 November 2005 San Sebastián Spain Velódromo de Anoeta
28 November 2005 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
29 November 2005 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
30 November 2005 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
14 December 2005 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre
15 December 2005
16 December 2005
18 December 2005 Newcastle Telewest Arena
19 December 2005 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
21 December 2005 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
North America
26 January 2006 Seattle United States KeyArena
28 January 2006 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
29 January 2006
30 January 2006 Sacramento United States ARCO Arena
31 January 2006 Oakland Oakland Arena
1 February 2006 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
3 February 2006 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
4 February 2006 Inglewood The Forum
6 February 2006 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
7 February 2006
19 February 2006 Denver Pepsi Center
20 February 2006 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha
22 February 2006 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
23 February 2006 Louisville Freedom Hall
25 February 2006 Houston Toyota Center
26 February 2006 Dallas American Airlines Center
27 February 2006 Oklahoma City Ford Center
2 March 2006 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
4 March 2006 Orlando TD Waterhouse Centre
5 March 2006 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
17 March 2006 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
19 March 2006 Milwaukee United States BMO Harris Bradley Center
20 March 2006 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
22 March 2006 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
23 March 2006
25 March 2006 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
26 March 2006 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
30 March 2006 Chicago United Center
31 March 2006
3 April 2006 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
4 April 2006 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
6 April 2006 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
11 June 2006 Newport, Isle of Wight England Isle of Wight Festival
23 June 2006 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
24 June 2006
26 June 2006 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
27 June 2006
28 June 2006
1 July 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
2 July 2006
3 July 2006
5 July 2006 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
7 July 2006 Perth Burswood Dome
10 July 2006 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
13 July 2006 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena
15 July 2006 Osaka Japan Intex Osaka
17 July 2006 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
18 July 2006 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
19 July 2006
Latin America
14 February 2007 Santiago Chile Espacio Riesco
15 February 2007
16 February 2007
20 February 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Teatro Gran Rex
21 February 2007
22 February 2007
26 February 2007 São Paulo Brazil Via Funchal
27 February 2007
28 February 2007
3 March 2007 Mexico City Mexico Auditorio Nacional
4 March 2007

Video release

Footage was filmed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on 22 and 23 March 2006, but (despite having announced a DVD release in March) they have shown the concert in Canada on Much Music. The airing date was Thursday 14 December 2006 at 9 pm and replays occurred at midnight and 3:30 pm on Friday 15 December 2006. Footage has also been shown on Spanish television and HDNet and there are plans to air it in other, non-specified countries. Due to the lack of airplay on mainstream channels in many countries, the show has been heavily shared over the Internet.


External links

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