Coldplay Perform ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ + ‘Charlie Brown’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Coldplay performed two tracks Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night: The first single 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall'; and a new track 'Charlie Brown.'
The band did not play in the Kimmel lobby, though. Rather, Kimmel bused the studio audience to UCLA to hear them perform at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. The show was presented by Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, with all proceeds benefiting the Grammy foundation's Grammy in the Schools music education program, which is aimed at high school students.
The band checked in with the host while he was still in studio and he reminded them that they were the first band to play the show way back in January 2003! He joked "Where have you been?" and frontman Chris Martin joked that they've been working at a pet shop.
The first song they played was called 'Charlie Brown,' with Martin bouncing around while playing guitar and sweating profusely during the uplifting rock jam. It was hot out and he was into what he was doing. He wrapped the song and then took a seat behind the piano and said "Thank you." They followed the song up with their new single 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,' which should be familiar to Coldplay fans, both diehards and casual. Martin performed the song with boundless energy.
It was a nice warm up gig for the British rock band, which will head out to play a bunch of festival dates over the next few weeks, starting with Lollapalooza this weekend.
Watch Coldplay Perform 'Charlie Brown'