Beginning off with a critical note. Coldplay started off its Mon., Oct. 2, show in Portland, Oregon, with a minute of silence to honor the victims of the horrific mass shooting in that happened the night before in Las Vegas. Throughout the massacre, a gunman killed 59 people & injured another 527.
Following the 2nd of silence, the band started in to its tribute to the late Tom Petty, who died earlier in that night. Chris Martin, together with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck on the guitar, took the stage to honor Petty in front of a full crowd at the Moda Center with the band’s moving rendition of his well-known song “Free Fallin’.”
Coldplay shared a video of the performance on its Fb page Mon. night. “Following the 2nd of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this superior rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty,” the band captioned the clip of the set.
The performance came shortly after news source broke in that the rock legend passed away on Mon., Oct. 2. Celebs flooded social media to pay homage to the late singer, & Coldplay honored Petty in the easiest way they knew how â€”
As previously reported, Petty, 66, died of cardiac arrest. His longtime supervisor Tony Dimitriades confirmed the rocker’s passing in a press release to Us Weekly on behalf of the singer’s family: “He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu within the early hours of this morning & was taken to UCLA Medical Center still couldn’t be revived. He died peacefully at eight:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates & buddies.”
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