COLDPLAY played the first of many dates US dates planned for the next few months when they played a 30-minute set on Saturday night (December 16) as part of the KROQ ALMOST ACOUSTIC Christmas show in LOS ANGELES.
The band flew directly from London for the weekend to play at the event and eyewitnesses described their performance as “triumphant”.
Singer Chris Martin stated from the stage that
the show, held at the 6,200 capacity Universal Amphitheatre, was the largest Coldplay had ever done. Throughout the set, Martin joked with the crowd, at one point saying, “Anybody know who we are? We’re called Coldplay. We’re from Brazil,” and later adding “It’s better than Limp Bizkit anyway”.
But the five-song set, featuring tracks from their ‘Parachutes’ album, was well received by the sell-out crowd. Martin also dedicated the song ‘High Speed’ to Sly Stallone, who he said had called him at his hotel the day of the show, asking to use Coldplay’s ‘Trouble’ in his next movie.