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Coldplay Imagine: band pays tribute to Paris

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Coldplay was due to livestream a concert of new material from their forthcoming album A Head Full of Dreams via Tidal and KROQ this weekend, but after the attacks in Paris, the band stripped down the show and only played older, acoustic versions of songs from their vault.

“Tonight’s live stream for TIDAL & KROQ has been postponed out of respect for the terrible events in Paris,” the band wrote on their website. “We’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted. We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris.”

Among fan favorites like “Sparks” and “Fix You,” the band covered John Lennon’s “Imagine” and dedicated it to Paris.

Watch some fan-shot footage of the performance below.

 

 

The song was also used as a hopeful track in Paris this weekend. After Friday’s events, pianist Davide Martello performed “Imagine” on a piano outside the Bataclan theater, where 89 people were killed during an Eagles of Death Metal show during the attacks. “I just knew I had to do something,” he told The Guardian when asked about his impromptu performance. “I wanted to be there to try and comfort, and offer a sign of hope.”