Coldplay Performs 'Imagine' as Tribute to Paris

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Coldplay has paid tribute to the people of Paris with an acoustic performance of John Lennon’s "Imagine."  

The British four-piece opened their show with Lennon’s classic 1971 song when they performed at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre for a show scaled-back show in light of the terrorist attacks on the French capital. 

Coldplay, which is on the comeback trail with their upcoming seventh and final album, A Head Full of Dreams, due Dec. 4, canceled the planned live stream for TIDAL & KROQ and reportedly played a string of older songs included “Sparks,” Yellow,” “Us Against The World” and “Fix You”. "We’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted," the band said in a statement ahead of their Belasco Theatre show. "We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris. Love Coldplay." 

At least 129 are reported dead following attacks Friday at various sites around Paris, including a massacre at Le Bataclan theater, where Eagles of Death Metal was due to perform. 

A pianist, who’s since been identified as 34-year-old Davide Martello, delivered a moving performance of "Imagine" outside Le Bataclan on the weekend, footage of which has gone viral.


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