Coldplay hits the King Baudouin Stadium twice
A few days ago, Chris Martin wrote on Facebook that he constantly listens to four tracks now. Besides recent songs by London Grammar, Lana Del Rey, and Shakira, he also mentioned Stromae’s “Formidable”.
Our perfidious minds immediately wondered whether the frontman of Coldplay said that to humour his Belgian fans, given that the band will soon be coming to play two sold-out concerts at the Koning Boudewijnstadion/Stade Roi Baudouin. But actually, we don’t think the teddy bear of pop would even be capable of it.
He only speaks conciliatory language, and his latest album A Head Full of Dreams is his most colourful yet. “Let’s keep it together in Europe,” he recently said during a concert in Munich, after he invited a German fan onto the stage to accompany him on the keyboard, after which a fragment from Muhammad Ali’s “God is watching me” speech resounded through the Stadium. Like it or lump it, bringing people together and spreading hope in a divided world has become Coldplay’s most important strength.
> Coldplay. 21/06 & 22/06, 18.45, Koning Boudewijnstadion, Brussels