Coldplay played the first of their two nights at The Royal Albert Hall last night ( July 1st) featuring a set of their greatest hits and choice takes from their number one album Ghost Stories.
Chris Martin has just announced that since he has split with his wife Gwyneth Paltrow he has given up being a vegetarian, but he hasn’t given up a taste for pleasing a crowd. The singer, dressed in all black , enjoyed dropping in cover of Adele‘s ‘Someone Like You’ during 2002’s ‘The Scientist‘ and enthusiastically conducting the crowd through sing-a-longs of their hits.
They played eight tracks from their new album between a mix of classic album tracks and singles spanning the last 14 years, but strangely omitting ‘Yellow’ and any song from Viva La Vida. Highlights included a crowd chant of “When I Ruled The World” and the Saturday night dance anthem ‘Sky Full Of Stars‘. Martin declared that ” they had the best fans of in the world” and these would be their ” last shows for a while”. The band ended with the traditional closer ‘Fix You‘.
The set list was:
‘Always In My Head’
‘God Put A Smile Upon My Face’
‘Til Kingdom Come’
‘Everything’s Not Lost’
‘When I Ruled The World’
‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
‘Sky Full Of Stars’