COLDPLAY THE SONGBIRDS!

Chris Martin belts out 'Songbird' for Noel and Liam in New York...

CHRIS MARTIN covered OASIS‘ ‘SONGBIRD’ in front of NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER at COLDPLAY‘s show in NEW YORK last night.

The band performed a show at the New York Bowery Ballroom (August 12), part of a brief North American tour in support of their forthcoming second album ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’.

Oasis watched the show from the balcony, while fans also spotted actress Gwyneth Paltrow in attendance.

The band performed a set comprised of the highlights of ‘Parachutes’, as well as a selection of new songs. Of the new songs, Martin dedicated ‘God Put A Smile On Your Face’ to “anybody who’s been in a car accident recently” – a reference to Noel Gallagher, who was injured last week while Oasis were in the country on their own tour.

After finishing the encore, Martin returned to the stage and told the audience that the show was officially over. However, anyone who wanted to stay for a few fun surprises should. He then sat at the piano for his own version of the Liam Gallagher-penned ‘Songbird’ from ‘Heathen Chemistry’. Fans say that Noel Gallagher jumped to his feet from the booth he was sitting in and whistled loudly and cheered as Martin performed the opening chords.

Martin closed the show with a version of [a][/a]’s ‘Lips Like Sugar’.