Coldplay perform live for Sunrise at Sydney Opera House
Mega band Cold Play performing at the Opera house to a select few fans. The show was organised by Channel 7 Sunrise.
IT wasn't the world-beating backdrop of Sydney Harbour which momentarily upstaged stadium rockers Coldplay this morning but Chris Martin's dad.
The frontman's father Anthony, who has travelled with the band on three of their Australian tours, was as popular with the fans as his understated rock star son when they performed on the Sydney Opera House northern forecourt.
"He looks after him really well when I'm on tour, I am utterly spoiled," Mr Martin said as his son watched from the stage.
"I think he would agree we have a pretty good relationship, wouldn't you, boy?"
The band opened their exclusive set for Sunrise with Yellow, the song that launched them onto the world's charts.
"Oh we made it at 7.30!" Martin said at the end of the song, referencing the very un-rock hour for their performance.
They went on to perform recent single Charlie Brown, Viva La Vida and their biggest Australian hit, Paradise, which just happened to soundtrack the promos for Seven's hit series Revenge.
Martin thrilled fans by spending the minutes between their songs chatting and posing for photographs.
Coldplay perform live for an intimate crowd of 700 in front of the Harbour Bridge.
Renowned for their activism on Free Trade issues, Martin joked that they would switch to a new campaign on their Australian tour.
"Supermodels are not paid enough in this country and we are going to take a stand on this," he joked.
The band will play a secret gig this afternoon for 2DayFm and Max, with the backing of new telco player Huawei.
And then it is back to their day job, playing sold out concerts at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on the weekend in front of 90,000 people.