Attention aspiring musicians: If you're interested in opening for Coldplay, it doesn't hurt your chances to have a label boss who's friends with singer Chris Martin -- or to cover one of the band's songs on your debut album. Just ask Frank Ocean and Rita Ora, who were just announced as two of the openers for Coldplay's upcoming European tour.
After the 2012 Oscars came to a close, Jimmy Kimmel continued the festivities with a post-Academy Awards special featuring live performances from British rockers Coldplay. Standing upon an illuminated stage with instruments in hand, Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion had fans screaming and dancing along as they played their new single 'Charlie Brown' and 'Paradise.'
Coldplay have finalized their 2012 North American tour, adding dance-pop singer Robyn as one of their opening acts, in addition to lining up performances on 'Jimmy Kimmel' this weekend following the Oscars and at the Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball one week later in New York City.
Rihanna contributed vocals to Coldplay's song 'Princess of China' on 'Mylo Xyloto.' While it's quite possible that RiRi, Chris Martin and co. were never in the same room when she laid down her vocals, thanks to the wonders of technology, they will get on the same stage this February, when they perform together for the first time at the Grammys.