Coldplay performed a surprise show at a pub in Somerset, England on Tuesday night (December 17th). The quartet played its secret 10-song set at the Ring O Bells pub, pulling out favorites like “Yellow,” “Clocks” and “Viva La Vida,” although the group did not preview any new material from its sixth studio album, which they are reportedly working on.
- Security was tight at the pub door in order to ensure that regular customers got in to see the show.
- The Ring O’ Bells is partly owned by the chairman of Coldplay’s record company Parlophone.
- Coldplay recently released “Atlas,” a new song which appeared on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- It marked the first time Coldplay recorded an original song for a motion picture, and was also their first new tune since the release of the band’s fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, in 2011.
- Coldplay has been off the road since completing the touring cycle last year for Mylo Xyloto, with the new disc reportedly to be issued sometime in early 2014.
- The group will also play a holiday benefit for the Kids Company organization on Thursday night (December 19th) in London.
SIDE NOTES: Coldplay’s set list at the pub on Monday night was:
“God Put A Smile Upon Your Face”
“Viva La Vida”
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
CHECK IT OUT: Here’s a photo from the gig that was posted on Twitter by Parlophone:
— Parlophone Records (@parlophone) December 16, 2013