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Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres London gigs leave fans mesmerized


It was a sky full of stars.

That’s just one way to describe the glowing spectacle Coldplay put on for fans during the highly-anticipated Music of the Spheres world tour.

And with six back-to-back sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium alone, it’s safe to say that fans got more than what they bargained for during the two-and-a-half-hour extravaganza.

“It was the best night of my entire life,” longtime Coldplay fan, Rebecca Hawkes, told The Post. “I can’t believe we witnessed that live. What a bucket list thing to do.”

Hawkes is just one of the 90,000 concert-goers who were lucky enough to attend one of the band’s live shows in London.

“I probably won’t shut up about this concert for years to come,” Hawkes, who hails from London, UK, added.

The concert itself was nothing short of spectacular.

Coldplay put on a glowing spectacle for their fans during their highly-anticipated Music of the Spheres world tour gig in London.
Coldplay put on a glowing spectacle for their fans during their highly-anticipated Music of the Spheres world tour gig in London.
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Coldplay's "Music of the Spheres" world tour runs through October 2022.
Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour runs through October 2022.
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And what makes it even more special is that the band, consisting of frontman Chris Martin, guitarists Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland, and drummer Will Champion, managed to make their global music tour an environmentally friendly one.

Not only is the band planting a tree for every ticket sold, but the foursome also announced sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible.

In a heroic effort to save the planet from environmental ruin, the rockstars are pledging to cut down their carbon emissions by 50%, according to their website.

Around 90,000 fans attended Coldplay's London shows at Wembley Stadium.
Around 90,000 fans attended Coldplay’s London shows at Wembley Stadium.
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Coldplay’s live show setup includes kinetic dance floors and stationary bikes that can channel energy directly from the fans in the crowd into batteries that power different elements of the show.

What’s more, each LED bracelet, known as Xylobands, worn by each concertgoer is controlled by a radio transmitter.

Martin, who previously vowed that Coldplay would not tour again until they found a sustainable and environmentally safe way to take the stage, previously said the band has mapped out a 12-point plan to cut down its carbon footprint. 

Coldplay's live show setup includes kinetic dance floors.
Coldplay’s live show setup includes kinetic dance floors.
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The show featured a long of breathtaking moments, including several stunning firework displays and surprise guests at the end.

British singer Laura Mvula and indie band London Grammar opened for Coldplay’s London gigs.

“I’ve been following Coldplay around for many years now,” Joy Eisenhower, who hails from Pittsburgh, Penn., told The Post. “It’s the fifth time I’ve seen them live now and can honestly say it’s the best show I’ve ever seen.”

“It left me completely speechless,” she added.

Each concertgoer was given an LED bracelet that changed colors throughout the show.
Each concertgoer was given an LED bracelet that changed colors throughout the show.
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Elsewhere in the show, frontman Chris Martin abruptly brought his show to a halt to ask fans to stop filming on their cell phones and be present instead.

Interrupting his song during Saturday’s show, the 45-year-old said he wanted “just one song” without phones or cameras to let “the power of the people” shine through.

“Wait, hold on, one second. I think we can make this better, hold on,” he told the 90,000-strong crowd.

“I’ll speed through this because we wanna get all the songs in before they shut the thing down. So, let’s try that again but please if we could just have one song with no cell phones, no cameras, no devices, nothing, just the power of people, people power,” he added.

At one point, Chris Martin abruptly brought his show to a halt to ask fans to stop filming on their cell phones and be present instead.
At one point, Chris Martin abruptly brought his show to a halt to ask fans to stop filming on their cell phones and be present instead.
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“The basis of it is, let’s just connect together as one group of people and see how high you can jump, how loud you can shout, and no phones, no cameras,” he went on.

“After this song, you can film everything. But for this one song, let’s just be people together, me, you, my brother, my sister, and let’s try it again.”

The move was met with applause and cheer from the crowd, who tucked their cell phones in their pockets and belted out “A Sky Full of Stars” along with the band.

The show featured a long of breathtaking moments, including several stunning firework displays.
The show featured a long of breathtaking moments, including several stunning firework displays.
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The performance was a hit, filled with hits.

With an even mix of old and new, it’s safe to say the crowd was left satisfied no matter what albums they were fans of.

The show kicked off with “Higher Power,” before flowing into “Adventure of a Lifetime,” and the global hit “Paradise.”

The concert featured a mix of old and new hits, as well as a handful of iconic classics.
The concert featured a mix of old and new hits, as well as a handful of iconic classics.
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“Charlie Brown,” “The Scientist,” and “Viva La Vida,” were performed next, before “Hymn For The Weekend” got everyone up on their feet.

“When ‘Viva La Vida’ came on, I thought people were going to pass out,” Tom Walker, a self-proclaimed Coldplay fanatic, told The Post.

“The two women next to me were screaming so loudly we actually got concerned at one point. That’s when you know the show is a good one.”

The rockstars are pledging to cut down their carbon emissions by 50%.
The rockstars are pledging to cut down their carbon emissions by 50%.
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Coldplay did throw some sad ballads into the mix, including a gorgeous yellow-lit stadium for their hit track “Yellow,” as well as “Fix You” and “Clocks.”

There were also plenty of tracks from their most recent album, “Music of the Spheres,” including “My Universe,” which featured a virtual appearance from K-Pop band BTS.

All in all, it was a night for the history books.



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