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Right at home in a big arena, Coldplay rocks the house at TD Garden

Chris Martin and Guy Berryman of Coldplay in Los Angeles in February. Stage tricks the group offered Sunday night, including remote-activated flashing wristbands for the audience, didn’t detract from the music. Chris Martin and Guy Berryman of Coldplay in Los Angeles in February. Stage tricks the group offered Sunday night, including remote-activated flashing wristbands for the audience, didn’t detract from the music. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
By Marc Hirsh
Globe Correspondent / July 30, 2012
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Coldplay was so clearly meant for arenas that it’s hard to imagine how it arrived there in the first place. After all, bands have to work their way up to regularly playing in front of tens of thousands of people, but right from the start, the British four-piece’s material seems to have always been writ too large for the more intimate venues available to a young group.

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MUSIC REVIEW

COLDPLAY

With Marina and The Diamonds and Emeli Sandé

At: TD Garden, last night