The Warrington quartet tragically lost their lives, along with their manager Craig Tarry, in a car accident in Sweden earlier this year.
Last night (June 26), Coldplay covered their track ‘Boys That Sing’ during their Glastonbury headline set.
Speaking of the band’s accident, Martin said “[Coldplay] thought that was just the worst” before introducing the track. He commented, “We’re going to create Viola Beach’s alternative future for them and let them headline Glastonbury for a song.”
He added, “this would have been [Viola Beach] in 20 years.” The band then projected a live performance of ‘Boys That Sing’ from Viola Beach, playing alongside the recording.
— William Cranor (@wcranor) June 26, 2016
Before playing, Martin urged the crowd to “send [Boys That Sing] up the charts”. A 9-track album from Viola Beach will now be released on July 29 via the band’s own Fuller Beans Records label.
It will include ‘Swings & Waterslides’, which entered the UK Singles Chart following the tragedy, and lead single ‘Boys That Sing’.