Coldplay End Lollapaloozas 20th Anniversary Celebrations
09 Aug 2011
The mighty Lollapalooza Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend. The festival, the brainchild of Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, celebrated in style with Eminem, The Foo Fighters, Muse and Coldplay as this year’s headliner.
Coldplay’s much anticipated set at Chicago’s Grand Park drew the crowd, who had to decide between seeing either Muse on the other stage or Coldplay.
Coldplay opened their set with 2 new songs, “MX” and “Hurts Like Heaven” before launching into their first big hit, “Yellow” and “In My Place” off the band’s second album, “A Rush of Blood to the Head.”
The set continued with a selection of Coldplay’s most-loved tunes and more new songs off the as yet untitled, forthcoming new album. The magic of YouTube worked. The audience received the new songs as if they were classics; singing the along words.
Coldplay and Chris Martin paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, opening the haunting “Fix You” with lines of Amy’s “Rehab” during the intro.
Showing their confidence, Coldplay ended their triumphant set with another new song, the current single “Every Teardrop is a Watershed.” The up-tempo song with its feel-good vibe and a glitzy firework display brought Coldplay’s glorious set to an end and also ended Lollapalooza’s 20th birthday celebrations.