Watch Coldplay, Jay-Z, Rihanna Play Paralympics Closing Ceremony

Tom Breihan | September 10, 2012 - 9:54 am

A couple of weeks ago, we beheld the weirdly moving spectacle of Orbital and Stephen Hawking performing together at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. The games ended this past weekend, and last night’s closing ceremony had a far more conventional big draw: Coldplay, who called in some favors for their set. The band played “Paradise” all by themselves (with a few circus dancers helping out), then wheeled in Rihanna on a pirate ship to help sing “Princess Of China.” And Coldplay also near-inaudibly backed up Jay-Z and Rihanna on a rendition of Jay’s “Run This Town.” Watch all three performances below.

Seriously though, watch that Orbital/Stephen Hawking thing.