Chris Martin and co honour 'one of their favourite bands'
R.E.M announced that they had split up after 31 years together on Wednesday (September 21), saying that they parted amicably.
Coldplay, who have cited the group has a huge influence on them, headlined the Music Midtown festival in R.E.M‘s home state and paid a personal tribute to the band, covering their seminal single ‘Everybody Hurts’, reports Consequence Of Sound. You can watch a fan shot video of the cover and tribute by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
The band’s frontman Chris Martin said before they played the cover:
One of our favourite bands of all time, REM, for some crazy reason have finished and it’s sad. So with the most respect in the world, this is just to show how much they meant to us.
Coldplay are currently preparing for the release of their fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ which comes out on October 24. They tour the UK in December.
You can watch a compilation video of the 10 best Coldplay tracks by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.