“If Eddie [Vedder] Ever hear it, I love you, man. Thank you for being so kind to our band”
Coldplay is in the midst of a promo show for their new album ‘Music of the Spheres’.
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On Friday night (October 22), Chris Martin and co. Took them to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena to play songs from their chart-topping ninth LP. The performance also included a cover of Pearl Jam’s ‘Nothingman’, the fifth track from the Seattle band’s third studio album, ‘Vitology’, which was released in 1994.
“So because we’re here in Seattle, we want to pay tribute to all the bands we fell in love with when we were just young teens in the ’90s,” Martin told the audience.
“This is a 44-year-old man who remembers how much he fell in love with Pearl Jam in 1991. And if you told that kid he’d sing this song here, that kid would say ‘Are you sure it’s cool? Idea?’ And I would have said ‘Probably not!’ But we are done!”
Martin and the band’s drummer Will Champion then participated in a performance of ‘Nothingman’, in which Martin played acoustic guitar and Champion on piano.
After the song was over, Martin said: “If Eddie”. [Vedder] Ever hear it, I love you, man. Thank you for being so kind to our band. You can watch the performance below.
Elsewhere during the set, Coldplay invited a young fan onto the stage to perform ‘Coloratura’ to celebrate his sixth birthday.
You can check out the full setlist from the band’s Seattle show below:
‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
“Human Heart” (with We Are King)
‘People of Pride’
‘everything’s not lost’
‘Nothingman’ (Pearl Jam cover)
On Friday (22 October), Coldplay scored their ninth consecutive UK number one album with new LP ‘Music of the Spheres’.
The band’s new record, which arrived last week (October 15), debuted at the top spot, moving 101,000 chart sales – the fastest of the year, beating Dave’s “We’re All Alone in This Together”. It became a best selling album.
The album is the first release since Ed Sheeran’s ‘Numbers’ to cross 100,000 chart sales in a week. 6 Collaboration’s project sold 125,000 in July 2019.
Meanwhile, Coldplay have added two more Wembley Stadium shows to their massive 2022 world tour – they will now play six nights at the London venue.
The 2022 World Stadium tour will have a major emphasis on environmental sustainability – something they have been contemplating since 2019. You can get full details here.