Coldplay ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour Phoenix concert review

Chris Martin of Coldplay was nearing the end of a crowd-pleasing concert at State Farm Stadium when he paused to thank the crowd for “how intense and wonderful” we’d been.

“If it’s OK with you,” he said, “we have to quickly shoot a video with all of you as the sort of energy.”

And with that, he introduced a band of puppets called the Weirdos. 

“They’re from another planet, sort of,” the singer explained.

“And we’re just gonna be filmed in the audience as well. But please, if you could just give four minutes to this young band. They’re just starting out.” 

It wasn’t the first we’d seen of the Weirdos’ lead singer. 

She’d joined Martin earlier on “Human Heart.” 

Weirdos lead singer trades vocals with Chris Martin at State Farm Stadium on May 12, 2022, in Glendale, Arizona.

But this time, Martin and his bandmates — Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion — left the stage and turned the concert over to the Weirdos, who set up on the second stage and mimed along to “Biutyful” from Coldplay’s latest album, “Music of the Spheres.”

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The Weirdos music video shoot felt special, yet awkward

It was an unexpected bit of silliness that felt like being part of something special but also inserted a bit of an awkward transition into the proceedings as the action moved from the video shoot to Coldplay on a tiny third stage with the houselights up. 

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