The Nashville band were performing at the Hollywood Bowl when they brought out Martin to perform ‘Talihina Sky’, a song from their 2003 debut album ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ that they rarely perform live. The title of the song later inspired a 2011 documentary on the band.
Billboard reports that Martin then stayed around to sing ‘Notion’ with the band and that frontman Caleb Followill joked, “I hope you enjoyed that. That cost us a lot of money,” as he left the stage.
This marks the second time that Chris Martin has joined Kings Of Leon onstage this year, following his surprise appearance with the band at BBC Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in March. During that guest spot, Martin sang ‘Fans’ with the band.
Kings Of Leon performed in Los Angeles as part of their ‘Mechanical Bull’ world tour. The tour was disrupted earlier this year when they were forced to cancel a number of live appearances following injuries sustained by Nathan Followill in a bus accident. Followill was hurt when a pedestrian “jumped in front” of their tourbus during their North American tour. He sustained broken ribs during the resulting emergency stop.