Coldplay may have been left humiliated after their Brit Awards snub, but they certainly know how to bounce back in spectacular fashion, report the Daily Mail.
After losing out in four categories last night despite selling millions of albums and Grammy success, the group hot-fotted it over to the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire for the War Child charity’s 15th birthday. They performed a string of hits from Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends much to the delight of the crowd, which included Sienna Miller, Anna Friel and No. 1 fan Gwyneth Paltrow.
But the best was yet to come, with the group, who headlined alongside The Killers, bringing a couple of surprise guest onto the stage for their final songs. 'This,' Chris Martin announced, 'is going to be the best encore you’ve ever seen.' Gary Barlow emerged to perform Take That’s Back For Good with Martin on backing vocals and then Bono and The Killers joined in for Brandon Flowers’s All These Things That I’ve Done.
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Sienna could barely contain herself as she danced around and even indulged in a spot of air guitar from the audience. Gwyneth and Pet Shop Boys star Neil Tennant were among the many singing along throughout the entire concert. Courtney Love, Gemma Arterton, Natalie Imbruglia, Sophie Dahl and X-Factor judge Louis Walsh also decided to pass up the official Brit Awards after-parties to support the charity.
More than 200,000 people applied for the opportunity to purchase the 2,000 £50 tickets.
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Report: Daily Mail Online