Coldplay’s Chris Martin Gives Emotional Performance of ‘Fix You‘ at One Love Manchester
Sunday’s Ariana Grande One Love Manchester concert was an emotionally touching memorial to the 22 people killed in Manchester last week when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the foyer of Grande’s Manchester Arena concert. Another 116 people were injured.
With performances by Katy Perry, Imogen Heap, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher, Marcus Mumford, Pharrell Williams and others, the whole concert was one of huge emotions with much of the enormous crowd crying through much of it.
Although just about everyone who went to the concert and talked to the news media about the attack and One Love Manchester stressed again and again “We are in this together. We can’t be scared. Terrorists are not going to win, and they are not going to make us hate each other”.
One of the most emotional performances, however, was given by Coldplay’s Chris Martin who, along with the band, performed their hit song ‘Fix You‘. An enormously sentimental song that was originally written by Martin for his then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow when her father died, and a song that was the perfect fit for One Love Manchester.
And a song Martin started singing as close to the crowd as he could possibly get, out on a satellite stage, and down on his knees. A beautifully powerful moment indeed.
Watch Chris Martin sing ‘Fix You’ at One Love Manchester in the BBC video below.
It’s performances like that, and his ability to touch the entire Manchester crowd one-by-one as if he’s talking to every single person individually, that shows just why Coldplay, with Martin at the head, are so phenomenally successful.