Coldplay tribute moves fans to tears

Last updated 09:53 11/11/2012
Coldplay Mt Smart
Getty Images

IN HIS PLACE: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gets the crowd going at Mt Smart Stadium last night.

Relevant offers

Christchurch earthquake

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker Heritage stone church rebuild Heartbroken parents break silence to honour the extraordinary life of Brigitte Nimmo Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again EQC faces court challenge over repair policies Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch Late, inadequate and frequently defective 'Inquisitive' duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Coldplay performed for 47,000 fans last night in Auckland, dedicating a song to the Pike River miners and victims of the Canterbury earthquakes. 

Lead singer Chris Martin dedicated the band's hit Yellow was to "anyone from Pike River or Christchurch", a gesture that moved some fans to tears. 

A Twitter user said, "when Chris Martin dedicated Yellow to all the Pike River miners and people from Christchurch, I burst into tears ...". Another added, "it was an awesome moment."

As the song played, the crowd became a choir bathed in that trademark golden light as Martin sang about the stars only just visible above the stadium lights.

In November 2010, U2 performed I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and One Tree Hill while listing the names of the 29 deceased miners on the screens at a show at Mt Smart Stadium. 

Ad Feedback

- The Press


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content