Coldplay tribute moves fans to tears

Last updated 09:53 11/11/2012
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IN HIS PLACE: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gets the crowd going at Mt Smart Stadium last night.

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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. 

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