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Chris and Gwynnie look on as the US rockers end their world tour in style at Hyde Park...

[/a] as they closed their world tour in front of 80,000 fans in LONDON’s HYDE PARK on Saturday (July 16).

The singer came on to sing vocals on ’E-Bow The Letter’, which she does on the 1996 studio version, which was a Top Five UK hit single that year. She appeared to forget most of the words, but made up for it with a stunning ad-libbed vocal at the end of the song, leading to delirious applause.

The American rockers, watched by [url=]Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow, were playing the show a week later, after the initial date was postponed following the terrorist atrocities in London.

The band played perennial classics like ’Everybody Hurts’ and ’Losing My Religion’, but there was also space for rarely-played back catalogue classics like ’Sitting Still’ from the band’s 1983 debut album ’Murmur’ and ’The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’, which was only played once before on the tour.

The set was:

’Bad Day’

’What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?’

’The One I Love’

’Drive’

’The Outsiders’

’Sitting Still’

’Wanderlust’

’Animal’

’Leaving New York’

’Everybody Hurts’

’Electron Blue’

’Me In Honey’

’Electrolite’

’So Fast So Numb’

’E-Bow The Letter’

’Final Straw’

’Orange Crush’

’Walk Unafraid’

’Losing My Religion’

Encore:

’Imitation Of Life’

’The Great Beyond’

‘Nightswimming’

’It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’

’I’m Gonna DJ’

’Man On The Moon’