Sunday 26 May 2019

WATCH: Coldplay cover one of Christy Moore's biggest hits in Boston

Chris Martin of Coldplay
Chris Martin of Coldplay

Sasha Brady

Coldplay surprised fans with a Christy Moore cover during their concert in Boston on Saturday night.

On Saturday night, the band played to a sold-out crowd in the Gillette Stadium and surprised their fans with a Christy Moore tribute.

They covered one of his most iconic ballads, Ride On, which was captured on camera by Coldplay fan Gemma Hogan.

The song was written by legendary Corkman Jimmy MacCarthy.

"There was a noticeably large Irish crowd on the floor and the Ride On cover was a great gesture to Boston's Irish heritage," she told

Gemma said that the band dedicated the Christy Moore cover to their drummer Will Champion for his birthday.

It's not the first time the band have covered Ride On; in 2011 they were joined by Christy Moore himself for their headline set at Oxegen music festival in Punchestown.

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