[X10Y] Chris Martin risks serious injury to hug Noel Gallagher
10 years of X&Y – #X10Y
Warning sign – you are now in April 2005, at the start of the X&Y era, when Coldplay’s 1st single, Speed Of Sound had just debuted on the radio and the band were on a run of secret shows in the UK’s captial.
Chris Martin risked serious injury on stage in London – in an attempt to give a hug to Noel Gallagher.
The band played a secret show at the Round Chapel in Hackney, East London, which was being recorded for a future broadcast on MTV in June.
During ‘In My Place’ Martin spotted Gallagher on the balcony. He climbed up onto the main speaker stack and then pulled himself onto the balcony. Once up there he found Noel and gave him a massive hug.
However, Martin then found himself stranded on the balcony, fifteen feet from where the rest of the band were attempting to continue the song without him. After standing on the edge, Martin then jumped back onto the stage below. Earlier in the night Chris Martin had covered ‘Lyla’ as a tribute to his hero.
The show was the band’s only confirmed UK date prior to their headline appearance at this summer’s Glastonbury festival.
The setlist ran:
God Put A Smile On Your Face
Speed Of Sound
Till Kingdom Come
In My Place