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Coldplay Talk Colorful Inspiration Behind Upcoming Live Concert Film

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Coldplay‘s ‘Mylo Xyloto’ album was created based on a single visual image, a burst of color amidst a dark world. That’s according to guitarist Jonny Buckland, who describes the record and its corresponding tour in a new clip from the band’s upcoming ‘Live 2012‘ concert film and album.

Buckland says the band had a mental image of rays of color shooting through concrete. “That was the starting point of the whole thing, this splash of life and color and passion in a bleak, gray place,” he confirms. “Everything else kind of grew out of that one image.”

Buckland adds that the group made a conscious decision to paint all over their instruments, amps and tour props with the same splashes of color seen on the album cover. “We wanted to take over the whole stadium and make it feel like it was ours,” he recalls.

‘Live 2012′ premieres online on Nov. 17 at and will include ‘Mylo Xyloto’ hits like ‘Paradise’ and ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,’ plus classic Coldplay songs like ‘Yellow’ and ‘Clocks.’

Frontman Chris Martin previously said the film will focus on the crowds just as much as his band: “Over the years, our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They’re loud, diverse, full of soul, and make the songs sound much better than we can on our own. We wanted to try to bottle the incredible feeling that they give us, and hence our concert film.”

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