Coldplay Performs on 'Tonight Show,' Talks Super Bowl Halftime Show Backstory

Chris Martin of musical guest Coldplay
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Chris Martin of musical guest Coldplay performs on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on March 15, 2016.

Coldplay swung through The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (March 15) to perform a couple tracks from A Head Full of Dreams, including the title track and "Up&Up."

Chris Martin also sat down with Fallon to talk about the band's Super Bowl 50 set with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, and how Mars vaguely, accidentally undermined his whole "togetherness" theme for the performance.

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"Our idea [with the halftime show] was, 'Let's show a picture of togetherness at this time when everyone is divided,'" Martin said, laughing. "Then Bruno was like, 'And yeah, let's have a dance off!' But I had asked him to be there so I couldn't say no."

Martin also got in a good joke when Fallon praised him for having the Super Bowl audience hold up signs that spelled out "Believe in Love" at the end of their performance. "If you flip it over it says 'Drink Budweiser'," Martin quipped.

Watch the interview below and Coldplay's Tonight Show performances beneath that.


"A Head Full of Dreams"

Super Bowl 50