Entertainment behind the scenes
Coldplay in greatest encore ever?
The band performed at a double bill with the Killers late on Wednesday/early on Thursday at a gig following the BRITs music awards in London. While the BRITs was, to put it politely, a somewhat staid affair, the concert was much more rock’n'roll. The Killers stormed through a 45-minute set and the rowdy crowd of 2,000 loved every note. One downer was the nearly hour-long wait for Coldplay, which sucked some of the goodwill out of the air.
They warmed the crowd up again, however, with some older hits including “Yellow”, and then came the interesting bit.
First Coldplay provided the music for Take That’s Gary Barlow as he sang love ballad “Back for Good”, with Martin, one of the world’s biggest rock stars at the moment, on backing vocals. The humble gesture went down a treat. Then to round it all off, Coldplay were joined on stage by Barlow, The Killers, and none other than Bono to sing the finale (The Killers’ All These Things That I’ve Done).
The gig was held to raise money for War Child, a charity aiding child victims of war all over the world. On it’s Website, the charity is daring to suggest it may have been the “the greatest encore ever”.