Cozy up to Coldplay’s intimate SiriusXM & Pandora performance on The Spectrum

Coldplay (with the help of a choir) delivered a special stripped-down setlist to SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners at SiriusXM Hollywood Studios. In celebration of their latest studio album, Everyday Life, the band performed both classic favorites and new hits while also providing extra special insight into their songs.

For those who may have missed the live broadcast (or just want to relive the magic), listen to the show On Demand below.

This performance marks 22 years of Coldplay, as the band’s first-ever show together happened on January 16, 1998 at The Laurel Tree in London. In the time since, Coldplay (formerly known as Starfish) has released eight studio albums, including their most recent double-album Everyday Life — which Rolling Stone has called their “rangiest and deepest release by orders of magnitude, maybe even their best.”

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For a while, there’s a concern that the trucks might not even be able to get close enough to the venue to get the gear in at @siriusxm. It’s a classic gallon-into-a-half pint pot scenario. The whole venue is smaller than some of the dressing rooms on the stadium run. Hoppy is tuning guitars in the back corner of the room behind the crowd, The mountain of mixing desks and audio gear is out the back in a tent. On stage, the band are stripped of a lot of the toys that normally make up a Coldplay show. Lucky then, that so many of the songs lend themselves to a ‘smaller’ approach. I think there’s also something about the stripped down approach with the crowd right in the band’s face that makes the whole thing that much more playful. There’s plenty of laughs, and some lovely moments hearing the songs breathe in the absence of the ‘bigger’ layers. Good to be back! R42 (@millerworld)

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