Paying tribute. Coldplay covered John Lennon’s moving 1971 song “Imagine” on Friday, Nov. 13, following the Paris attacks that left more than 100 dead.
When something as terrible happens as the recent attacks in Paris, you can be sure to find some comfort and solace from the world of music and that’s EXACTLY what Coldplay have given us.
But the band wasn’t the only act who have expressed their condolences.
Since the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, there’s been an outpouring of support from around the globe.
Coldplay is the latest to pay tribute with a performance of it, The British band covered the song on Friday night after they originally planned to play tracks from their forthcoming album, A Head Full of Dreams, at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. They changed direction after getting word of what happened in Paris, and instead did a short acoustic set of old hits like ”Sparks,” “Yellow,” “Us Against The World,” and “Fix You”.
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Coldplay opened their concert in Los Angeles on Friday night (November 13) with a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent Paris terrorist attack.
At least 127 people are reported dead after a series of violent attacks in Paris overnight. Music venue Le Bataclan was among the worst hit, with 87 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles of Death Metal gig.
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Musicians around the world reacted with horror to the attacks, including those who have friends in the city and others who have performed at the Bataclan venue over the years. Among the artists who have delivered messages are Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and more.
The likes of U2 and Foo Fighters have cancelled upcoming shows in Paris and elsewhere in Europe following the attacks.
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