When Coldplay closed out their headlining 19-song Lollapalooza set in Chicago,USA with fireworks, things turned a little too real for those up front.
As rapid-fire explosions went off above the stage to the beat of their new track ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,’ a waterfall of tiny black gunpowder granules showered the audience. But, if you are one of the world’s biggest bands and it took you “20 years to get to Lollapalooza,” as frontman Chris Martin told the audience mid-set, why not go out with a bang?
Playing the first big show in support of his band’s upcoming fifth album, Coldplay singer Chris Martin promised a proper rocking time to the massive crowd that gathered to see the group at its first-ever Lollapalooza appearance on Friday night.
They needed to bring it too, since they were up against fellow big-show spectacle veterans Muse at the other end of steamy Grant Park and #1 party DJ Girl Talk just around the way in the steamy, nonstop disco party that is Perry’s Tent.
And after hyping the crowd with pal Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and the fanfare of “Back to the Future,” Martin and company did their best over a 90-minute set packed with shout-along hits and several intriguing peeks at their latest anthemic tunes.
Watch The Performance Of (‘Viva La Vida’):
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