Setlist History: Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" Tour Kickoff

16 years ago today (June 19, 2002,) Coldplay kicked off their second tour ever in Edinburg, Scotland at The Queen's Hall. This tour was in support of their Sophomore album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The band 's touring schedule took them around the globe for over nine months. Throughout 2002, the tour was supported by Idlewild and Ash, and during 2003 the supporting acts rotated between Feeder, The Music, Eisley, and Ron Sexsmith.

The band opened up the show with a performance of "Politik," the first song off A Rush of Blood to the Head. Throughout the show, the band live debuted five songs including tracks that became heavy hitters soon after: "The Scientist," "Clocks," and "Daylight." Even though the tour was in support of A Rush of Blood to the Head, almost half of their 15-track setlist was tracks off their 2000 album Parachutes. The band came back out for a three-song encore, including the track "In My Place," which is currently the band's second most performed song. The band then closed out the night with their live debut of "Life Is for Living."

Check out the full setlist from this show below:

Coldplay setlist

This tour showcased the band's progression as they started moving away from club venues and started playing more arenas and amphitheaters. They filmed their tour DVD Coldplay Live 2003 during this tour at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia on July 21st and 22nd. Check out the film's trailer below:

Coldplay Live 2003 Trailor

A Rush of Blood to the Head racked up various awards for the band including the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, the 2004 Grammy for Record of the Year for the song "Clocks," and the 2003 NME Award for Best Album. This album is still looked as one of Coldplay's bests and the band still performs many of their hits off this LP.


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Last updated: 8 Feb 2023, 02:28 Etc/UTC