Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets Of Philadelphia” In Philadelphia
Back in 2014, Coldplay’s Chris Martin compared his band’s most recent effort, the sub-par A Head Full Of Dreams, to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, which implied that it might be their last. He later confirmed that the band wouldn’t be breaking up, so I guess we can consider this latest chapter of covers on tour their Harry Potter And The Cursed Child? Wait, did Coldplay predict another Harry Potter book happening? Anyway, adding to the string of covers at shows including Prince, Viola Beach, and songs from Back To The Future, Martin covered the Boss’ “Streets Of Philadelphia” at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly over the weekend on the A Head Full Of Dreams tour. It’s not 100-percent clear Martin knew all of the lyrics to the song; he seems to be looking at his guitar an awful lot and playing it off like he’s passionately closing his eyes, but whatever, the crowd was stoked. Watch.
So who did it better? Martin or Frightened Rabbit?