On Friday night, in what has become a regular occurrence for the band, Coldplay paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse during a portion of their set at the Lollapalooza musical festival in Chicago.
After debuting a slew of new upbeat tunes including “Hurts Like Heaven” and “Us Against the World,” songs slated to make the track list on the alternative rock band’s forthcoming fifth album, lead vocalist Chris Martin slowed things down a bit and serenaded the sun-soaked attendees of the festival with a somber take on the chorus of Amy Winhouse’s Rehab.
Martin promptly followed the Winehouse tribute by segueing into his own band’s hit, “Fix You,” another touching melody which he reportedly wrote for his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, following the death of her father Bruce.
With chillingly meaningful lyrics like,”When you try your best but you don’t succeed, when you get what you want but not what you need…when you love someone but it goes to waste, what can be worse,” Fix You created an amazing memorial to Winehouse that those in attendance will never forget.
Following Lollapalooza, Coldplay is scheduled to play at Austin City Limits Festival on September 16th, the iHeartRadio Festival on the 23rd, and Atlanta’s Midtown Music festival on September 24th.
Watch Coldplay’s “Rehab” tribute to the late singer Amy Winehouse at the Grammy Foundation’s “Grammy in the Schools” Charity concert below: