Tour

Parachutes Tour (2000–01)

The tour was in support of the band's debut album, Parachutes. The tour mostly visited small venues and clubs.
The spinning globe light, from the cover of Parachutes, used to sit on Chris Martin's piano during gigs on this tour.

It was a last minute suggestion to use it for the cover, as the band were struggling to come up with ideas. For this tour, Lowgold acted as the support act.

 

A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour (2002–03)

This was a global concert tour launched in support of the band's second album. The tour ran for almost nine months in 2003, covering five continents. Coldplay also performed a series of concerts in Europe and North America to support the album. However, these shows were not part of the official album tour.

Coldplay's concerts during this time showed its progression as a live act. The band began playing more shows in arenas and amphitheatres, moving away from the club venues that dominated earlier tours. Shows also had more elaborate stage and lighting effects. For example, strobe lighting for the song

 
 
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