Weekly Recap: July 16 – 31
We are back with a two-week recap as Coldplay has resumed the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, now in the U.S.!
SATURDAY, JULY 16 – SUNDAY, JULY 17
The band kicked off the U.S. leg with two spectacular shows in at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Download an interview with Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland as well as the first three songs from the first night here! Chris’s son, Moses, made the second request of the night, for which the band brought out Michael J. Fox. Watch a video of the band and Michael J. Fox performing Johnny B. Goode live from MetLife below!
A dream come true. Love Coldplay https://t.co/clg9JCsGbm
— Coldplay (@coldplay) July 27, 2016
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Coldplay’s second U.S. stop took place at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, making it the first arena show of the entire AHFOD Tour! Chris dedicated “Everglow” that night to Orlando, Nice, and Baton Rouge, and the request of the night was “Til Kingdom Come.”
— Coldplay (@coldplay) July 21, 2016
THURSDAY, JULY 21
On July 21, Coldplay took to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for another arena show. The band played the request “Green Eyes.”
— Coldplay (@coldplay) July 23, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 23 – SUNDAY, JULY 24
The band returned to the stadium setting for two shows in Chicago at Soldier Field. On both nights, the band was met with rough, stormy weather that led them to perform a shortened set and cancel the opening acts, Foxes and Alessia Cara. On the second night, Chris brought a young fan onto the stage for “Everglow” – watch the video below!
— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) July 25, 2016
TUESDAY, JULY 26
Coldplay didn’t play a show this day, but that didn’t stop it from being full of Coldplay news! Global Citizen announced the lineup for its 2016 Festival, for which Chris is the musical curator, revealing him to be a special guest at the event! You can see the full lineup and take action to win tickets here. Coldplay was also nominated for three MTV VMAs, including Best Direction and Best Visual Effects for “Up&Up,” and Best Rock Video for “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Vote for the videos here!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
On July 27, Coldplay played a show at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, where the band played the request “Til Kingdom Come” among the standard AHFOD Tour setlist. R42 captured some great pictures of the band from the night – see two of them below!
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Coldplay continued its string of arena shows at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Chris did a cover of Rod Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately,” which you can watch here. And you can watch a beautiful video of “Charlie Brown” from that night below!
— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) July 29, 2016
— Coldplay (@coldplay) July 29, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 30
The band returned to the stadium setting to play at the Gillette Stadium in Boston. Before the show, Chris performed a solo set in Cape Cod for Mix 104.1 at the #MixBeachHouse! He also did an interview with the station before the set, which you can listen to here!
At Gillette Stadium, Coldplay played another spectacular show. The band also performed “Ride On” by Christy Moore in honor of Will Champion’s birthday!
SUNDAY, JULY 31
Happy (belated) birthday to Will!