It has been a very, very exciting week for Australian Coldplay fans. After filming a fan-supported music video in the Sydney suburb of Newtown, the Chris Martin-led pop-rock group were joined live on stage last night by Australian pop royalty Kylie Minogue.
On the night of Thursday, 19th June, Coldplay performed an intimate gig at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The band drew heavily on material from their most recent album, Ghost Stories, but treated the very lucky 2,400 fans present to a Kylie-backed second encore.
Footage has now emerged (below) of Kylie joining Coldplay on stage to perform two songs – Where The Wild Roses Grow, the sultry duet Kylie recorded with Nick Cave in 1995, and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, the 2001 Kylie classic.
Prior to Minogue appearing, Martin can be heard explaining that the band’s thought process was tied to their performance on reality television show The Voice. “So we thought, ‘Well, we’re only playing one concert in Australia this time around, and tomorrow we play on The Voice.’ We were wondering, ‘What could we do to make our concert special and link with The Voice?'” Martin says.
“And we thought, ‘Well if we audition for The Voice, with all due respect to the other wonderful judges or coaches, who would we like to be our coach?'”
After drawing ecstatic screams from the Enmore crowd, Martin continued, “Please give a warm welcome to Australia’s queen, Kylie Minogue.”
As Coldplay arrived in Sydney earlier this week, the band called for 250 smiling fans to help them make a music video for A Sky Full Of Stars, a cut from Ghost Stories. They, of course, attracted more than 250 people. The colourful, fan-filled clip which resulted has now been shared by the band, and is available below, alongside Coldplay’s complete Enmore Theatre setlist.
Watch: Kylie Minogue sings with Coldplay, Enmore Theatre, Thursday, 19th June 2014
Gallery: Kylie Minogue performs with Coldplay, Enmore Theatre, Thursday, 19th June / Photos: Daniel Boud
Watch: Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay Setlist – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 19th June 2014.
(Setlist via Setlist.fm)
Always in My Head
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
Til Kingdom Come
Viva La Vida
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
A Sky Full of Stars
Where the Wild Roses Grow (with Kylie Minogue)
Can’t Get You Out of My Head (with Kylie Minogue)