North American Tour Starts Aug 2.

Coldplay singer Chris Martin joked with the crowd Tuesday night at New York’s Beacon Theater, “we’re on camera but we have faces for radio.” The cameras Martin alluded to were the ones on hand to capture Coldplay’s performance for AOL’s live music series, scheduled for Web cast replay on June 7.

The cybercast will coincide with the release of the band’s third album “X&Y” (Capitol), also on June 7.

The Beacon’s packed house stood and watched as the British band powered through its hour and fifteen minute set, which introduced songs from the forthcoming album while offering the quartet’s hits from the past five years.

“Yellow,” from their 2000 debut album “Parachutes,” was introduced by Martin as “our one-hit wonder” which was followed, four songs later, by what he called “our-two hit wonder,” “Clocks,” from 2002’s Grammy-winning “A Rush of Blood to The Head.”

The band hit the right marks for the fans; beside “Yellow” and “Clocks,” they showcased “Politik,” “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face,” “Warning Sign” and “The Scientist.”

Had it not been for Martin’s insistence that the show wasn’t going as well as the band would have hoped (“Come see us again, next time we’ll be so much better, I swear!”), the thought probably wouldn’t have entered anyone’s mind.

AOL’s live music series has featured Alicia Keys, Nelly, Good Charlotte and most recently Dave Matthews.

Coldplay’s North American tour begins in Toronto Aug. 2 and continues through the end of September.

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