Wednesday 13 December 2017

Coldplay rock Croker under a sky full of stars

Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Picture: AP
Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Picture: AP
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

It's far too easy for super-cool musos to cast derision on Coldplay's Chris Martin. Whether it's the conscious uncoupling from Gwyneth Paltrow or his wholesome image, the sandal-wearing singer, who was once likened to a geography teacher by Liam Gallagher, is an obvious target.

But the Devon star and his band turned up at Croke Park and gave everyone a lesson in what it's like to stun a stadium with a mesmerising performance. Most artists save their fancy pyrotechnics until the grand finale, to send the audience home on a high. Not so with Coldplay. Their 'Head Full of Dreams' concert literally started with a bang of fireworks and the tricks just kept on coming.

TD Eoghan Murphy with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Croke Park. Picture: Mark Doyle
TD Eoghan Murphy with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Croke Park. Picture: Mark Doyle

Martin had the 82,000-strong sell-out crowd eating out of his hand as the band rocked through their hits, with 'Trouble', 'Something Just Like This' and 'A Sky Full Of Stars' sending the crowd home happy.

Irish Independent

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