In an electrifying spectacle at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil, British rock legends Coldplay graced the stage for their first Malaysian concert since their debut in 1997, captivating an ecstatic crowd of over 75,000 music enthusiasts.
The much-anticipated event marked the grand finale of their ‘The Music of the Spheres World Tour’ for the year, setting the stage for their Manila performance in the Philippines next year.
The night kicked off with a dynamic performance by Malaysian hip-hop artist Bunga Isme, who treated the audience to a medley of hits and offered a sneak peek of her upcoming single ‘Jiwaraga,’ scheduled for release in the coming year.
Coldplay took the audience on a musical journey through their illustrious career, delivering a mesmerising two-hour performance featuring 26 songs. Classics like ‘Adventure of a Lifetime,’ ‘Paradise,’ ‘The Scientist,’ ‘Viva La Vida,’ and ‘Yellow’ echoed through the stadium, creating an unforgettable experience for fans.
The band also showcased tracks from their latest album, ‘Music of the Spheres,’ including ‘Higher Power,’ ‘My Universe,’ ‘Biutyful,’ and an improvised rendition of ‘Kuala Lumpur Song’ by lead singer Chris Martin. The crowd was not just passive spectators; they actively contributed to the concert’s energy by dancing on kinetic floors and pedalling stationary bikes, aligning with Coldplay’s commitment to sustainability and a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
During the performance of ‘Magic,’ Chris Martin invited a lucky couple, Syasya and Afiq, onto the stage to share the spotlight and sing along, expressing gratitude for the warm Malaysian reception. “I wish we came to Malaysia sooner than this! Nobody told us this will be one of the best audiences in the world… We waited 27 years to perform here… Thank you to the government for letting us play here,” he exclaimed.
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