Watch Coldplay Cover Kate Bush and ABBA with Alan Partridge and Jacob Collier

For the penultimate date of their six-show Wembley Stadium residency, Coldplay performed their late-night covers with the hopeful trio of Steve Coogan (as Alan Partridge), Jacob Collier and Nicole Lawrence.

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Like every show on the tour so far, Coldplay’s show on Saturday (August 20) was split into seven segments, with the band performing on three different stages. For the penultimate part, they welcomed the soon-to-be supergroup, who performed on “C-Stage,” in the middle of the dance floor.

Clad in a striking red tracksuit, Partridge took over from Chris Martin on lead vocals, while the Coldplay frontman played acoustic guitar and sang backing vocals. Lawrence added depth to Martin’s strumming with his performance on pedal steel guitar, while Collier emphasized the soundscape on the piano.

In a two-song micro-set, the group covered ABBA’s 1976 hit ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and Kate Bush’s freshman ‘Running Up That Hill’ again. Check out some fan images of the songs below, and then check out the full setlist from last night’s show:

In the fifth part of their concert at Wembley Stadium, Coldplay performed:

1. 1. ‘High Power’

2. ‘Life Adventures’

3. ‘Paradise’

4. ‘Charlie Brown’

5. ‘The Scientists’ (including extracts from ‘Oceans’)

6. ‘Live Long’

7. ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

8. ‘Don’t Panic’ (piano version)

9. ‘Politics’

10. ‘In My Place’

11. ‘Yellow’

12. ‘Human Heart’

13. ‘Proud People’ 13. ‘Proud People’

14. Clocks

15. “Infinity Sign” (includes excerpts from “Music Of The Spheres II” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”)

16. ‘Something Just Like This’ (pre-recorded vocals by Chris Martin playing in sign language)

17. ‘Midnight’ (remix, includes excerpts from Lone’s ‘Blue Moon Tree’)

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19. 19. “A Sky Full Of Stars” (by Simon Pegg)


21. 21. ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ (ABBA version, by Steve Coogan [como Alan Partridge]Jacob Collier and Nicole Lawrence)

22. ‘Running Up That Hill’ (Kate Bush version, by Steve Coogan [como Alan Partridge]Jacob Collier and Nicole Lawrence)

23. ‘Human being’

24. ‘Fix You’ (includes excerpts from ‘Midnight’)


As mentioned above, Coldplay also welcomed Simon Pegg to join them for a performance of “A Sky Full Of Stars”, and Martin asked the audience to put away their phones. They performed the first minute of the song without Pegg, before Martin stopped his band to welcome the actor as “the number one tambourine player in the world”. Of course, some concertgoers ignored the singer’s “no phone” request, and as a result, you can watch the moment below:

In their first two concerts at Wembley Stadium, Coldplay enlisted the help of Craig David to cover their songs ‘Live In The Moment’, ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘7 Days’. At third, Martin and company were joined on stage by Natalie Imbruglia, who performed Imbruglia’s 1997 hit “Torn,” and paid tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John by covering her selection fat “Summer Nights”.

Then, at the fourth concert, Coldplay welcomed Shaznay Lewis of All Saints to join them and the local girl group’s songs “Pure Shores” and “Never Ever.” Before the concert began, Martin joined pianist Victoria Canal – who coincidentally was born without her right forearm – for a private duet of her original track “Swan Song.”

In a five-star review of Wednesday’s show, Hannah Mylrea from NME, called Coldplay’s performance “a joyous spectrum” and “a masterclass in how to put on a massive pop show”. The last of his six concerts at Wembley will take place tonight (August 21); It was originally due to take place on Friday (August 19) but was rescheduled following planned metro strikes. Find the remaining concert tickets here.

On their “Music Of The Spheres” tour, Coldplay treated fans to cameos from Kelly Rowland, Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue and London Grammar’s Hannah Reid.

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