Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John
Coldplay and Natalie Imbruglia paid a moving tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died last week, at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday evening.
Imbruglia sang the Newton-John part of the hit song “Summer Nights” from “Grease”, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin sang the John Travolta part with Jacob Collier joining him during the chorus. Newton-John had played Sandy and Travolta Danny in the 1978 film.
Previously, Imbruglia and Coldplay also performed Imbruglia’s debut single “Torn”, which was first recorded in 1993 as “Burned” in Danish by Lis Sørensen, followed in 1994 by Ednaswap and in 1996 by Trine Rein.
It was the third playing date at Wembley for Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres world tour. Three more remain at the stadium with a capacity of 90,000. The August 19 show was postponed to August 21 due to planned industrial action on the London Underground train network. Coldplay’s supporting acts at Wembley include HER and London Grammar.
The tour then moves to Glasgow for two performances. In September, as part of the tour, Coldplay will perform at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two concerts in Lima, Peru, two in Bogota, Colombia and four in Santiago, Chile. In October, they return to Rio de Janeiro for two concerts, followed by six in Sao Paolo, Brazil. From October 25 to November 8, the group gives 10 concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Music of the Spheres” is a concept album about a fictional planetary system called The Spheres, conceived as a space opera mixing synth-infused power-pop and cosmic interludes. This is the ninth album by the British rockers.
Watch fan-recorded footage of Coldplay and Imbruglia performing “Summer Nights” here: