Live in Buenos Aires (Coldplay album)

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Live in Buenos Aires
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Live album and Video by
Released7 December 2018 (2018-12-07)
Recorded8 and 15 November 2017
Coldplay chronology
Kaleidoscope EP
Live in Buenos Aires

Live in Buenos Aires is the fifth live album and concert film by Coldplay, released on 7 December 2018.[1] The album was recorded on 15 November 2017 in La Plata, which was the final concert of the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, while Live in São Paulo was filmed on 8 November 2017. The set also includes the documentary Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, directed by Mat Whitecross, about the album of the same name.[2] Its release marks the first time a Coldplay concert has been released in full.[3]


The album was made available as a two-DVD/two-CD set and a two-DVD/three gold vinyl set. The package has been labelled "The Butterfly Package".[4] A two-CD set featuring only Live in Buenos Aires was also made available. Digitally, the album was made available to stream and download, while the concert film is only available to download.[3] The Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams created the artwork for the package.[5]


The band had announced the release of the A Head Full of Dreams documentary in mid-October.[6] The following week, the set was announced by the band on social media with a clip of them performing "Viva la Vida", on November 2 live performance of "Fix You" and on November 29, "A Head Full of Dreams"[2] To promote the premiere of A Head Full of Dreams on Amazon Prime Video, Coldplay premiered three live tracks through Amazon Music from 26 October: "Stayin' Alive" (live at Glastonbury) with Barry Gibb; "Us Against the World" (live in Leipzig) and "Don't Panic" (live in Paris).[7]


The newspaper El Día of La Plata, the city where the concert took place in Argentina, questioned the album's/video's title for including the city name Buenos Aires, which is located a distant 60 kilometers away from La Plata. According to the article, "Although for many this situation is a trifle, for others it is a great disappointment when their idols do not name their city, especially after years and years of having crossed the highway to go see these great events. That's why the disappointment, being local, is greater, they feel ignored."[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, except where noted.

2 CDs / Digital download

Disc one
1."A Head Full of Dreams"4:59
3."Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"4:04
4."The Scientist"6:28
5."God Put a Smile upon Your Face"4:34
7."Always in My Head"3:41
12."Charlie Brown"5:46
Disc two
1."Hymn for the Weekend"4:00
2."Fix You"5:27
3."Viva La Vida"4:11
4."Adventure of a Lifetime"5:06
5."De Música Ligera" (Gustavo Cerati, Zeta Bosio)6:09
6."Colour Spectrum"1:57
7."In My Place"4:37
8."Amor Argentina"5:16
9."Something Just like This"4:04
10."A Sky Full of Stars"4:36
12."End Credits"2:03
Total length:1:54:11

DVD 2 Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams



Chart (2018) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 18
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 3
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 66
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[14] 17
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[15] 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 5
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 15
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 9
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 47
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 30
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 21
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[24] 38
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 15
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[26] 33
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 15
US Billboard 200[31] 128
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[32] 9
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[33] 18


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