The band make their feelings known at the Royal Albert Hall charity bash...
COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN asked the crowd at LONDON’s ROYAL ALBERT HALL to “sing against the war” at last night’s (March 24) TEENAGE CANCER TRUST concert.
The band received a rousing response to their 15-song set when the whole audience rose to its feet to sing during ”Everything’s Not Lost’ ‘Yellow’ and ‘In My Place’.
Martin even played a verse of, in his opinion, “the best song around”, Oasis‘ ‘Songbird’, at the end of ‘Everything’s Not Lost’, and sang the chorus of Tatu’s chart-topper ‘All The Things She Said’ during ‘In My Place’.
During ‘Everything’s Not Lost’, Martin galvanised the audience to its feet by asking them to let go of their inhibitions and sing along.
Martin said: “Most of us here are English and everyone has got a fear of singing in public, tonight abandon your Englishness and you can feel the sound of the song. Sing against the war, pop music and Simon Cowell and all that shit.”
Earlier in the set, Martin made another subtle criticism of the war in Iraq, changing the lyrics to ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’, singing, “Buy a gun and start a meaningless war”.
The set list included:
‘God Put A Smile Upon Your Face’
‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’
‘Everything’s Not Lost / Songbird’
‘In My Place / All the Things She Said’
‘Life Is For Living’