Coldplay Pay Their Respects to Paris with a Cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”
Coldplay postponed a planned livestream concert in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, 2015, in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, that left over 100 people dead.
Instead of their plan to play music from their new album, A Head Full of Dreams, they instead played a short, intimate set of old material for concertgoers already en route to the show at the Belasco Theatre, in Los Angeles, Calif.
The band posted the following message on their website:
Tonight’s live stream for TIDAL & KROQ has been postponed out of respect for the terrible events in Paris. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show, with details to follow soon. For those of you already down at the venue and those on your way, we’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted. We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris. - Love Coldplay
Chris Martin and the rest of the band opened their show with a moment of silence for the people of Paris, followed by a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" in tribute.
Coldplay now joins other musicians who have cancelled or postponed their shows amid the terrorist attack, including the Foo Fighters and U2.