By: Markos Papadatos
On Saturday, June 5, Coldplay headlined MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for an excellent turnout as part of their "Music of the Spheres" Tour.
Coldplay is comprised of Chris Martin on lead vocals, Jonny Buckland on guitar, Guy Berryman on the bass, and Will Champion on the drums.
They kicked off their explosive live set with their global smash hit "Higher Power," as confetti canyons and fireworks lit up the stage. It was followed by "Adventure of a Lifetime," where planet Earth beach balls were bouncing throughout the venue, prior to taking everyone to a trip to "Paradise," which was sheer bliss.
The energy during the underrated Coldplay tune "Charlie Brown" was absolutely infectious. The powerhouse songs of the night included "The Scientist," "Something Just Like This," "Clocks," and "Viva La Vida," which became the national anthem and was met with a raucous response that was felt in the next zip code. "Human Heart" had a retro vibe to it, which was irresistible.
Chris Martin politely asked the crowd to put away their phones for "A Sky Full of Stars," and they obeyed him as if he were a military general. The result was indeed magical especially with laser lights and confetti drizzling around the stadium.
A true highlight was after "Sparks," when they invited global pop and dance superstar Kylie Minogue on stage and they performed a stirring rendition of her signature tune "Can't Get You Out of My Head," where Coldplay served as her backing band and harmony vocalists. It was quite a stunning spectacle, where they all sounded incredible together.
|Coldplay Photo Credit: James Marcus Haney|
After "Humankind," they concluded their lengthy but extraordinary live experience with the poignant "Fix You" and on a fitting note with "Biutyful," where they left their fans wanting to hear more. Chris Martin reiterated his gratitude to his loyal audience repeatedly over the course of the evening, and it was evident that the East Coast loved this multi-platinum-selling band in return ten times over.
Overall, Coldplay was spectacular at MetLife Stadium in the heart of the Garden State. They commanded the stage for the whole duration of the show (which exceeded two hours) and they were able to take their fans and listeners on one vibrant, visual, and unforgettable journey through music. Coldplay formed a strong unifying bond with their listeners and they were able to move them emotionally and spiritually.
Chris Martin proved that he is one of the most charismatic and versatile lead singers in contemporary music, and the rest of the band was gifted in their own right. The crowd's wrist lights were an added bonus.
The entire production in this concert was superb, which helped add to its overall performance. Coldplay's MetLife Stadium show earned an A rating. Bravo.