Chris Martin designed a tattoo for a Coldplay stan at one of his band’s recent Wembley Stadium gigs.
In footage shared by mega fan Mattie Jolley last week, Martin is seen noticing the sign detailing Jolley’s request before proceeding to help him out.
He told NTK: “As soon as it happened, I burst into tears realising what had just happened and I was more in shock.”
Jolley continued to say that Martin had “noticed” him and “made a lot of eye contact” throughout the show. “He picked me out of an 80,000-strong crowd to make my night even better, he didn’t have to do it and I am so grateful he did.”
While singing ‘Fix You’, Coldplay’s 2005 hit single from their third album X&Y, Martin kneeled on the stage and signalled for Jolley (who had a sign reading “Chris, design my tattoo please”) to get his paper and pen.
“At that point, I was in shock. I was shaking so much trying to get my pen and pad out,” Jolley said. “Then he came down the stairs of the stage, looked at me while he continued to sing ‘Fix You’ as if it was being sung to me.”
Jolley has since described the drawing as “a really cool love heart, which has a cool looking infinity sign around it”, adding that it will inspire the final design.
“I haven’t finalised exactly what I’m going to get, but I would like to get the drawings with the words ‘Never Give Up’ and the Love button logo [a charity supported by Martin],” Jolley added.
Last Saturday’s concert was the penultimate of a six-night run at the London venue.
The band have since announced three new UK shows for 2023 as part of their extensive Music of the Spheres world tour, with a pair of concerts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium (31 May and 1 June) and a show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 6 June.
After those gigs, Coldplay are set to visit Naples, Milan, Zurich, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Amsterdam throughout late June 2023 and into July 2023. You can find the group’s full live itinerary for this year and next here.
Coldplay brought out several surprise guests at their Wembley gigs including Craig David, All Saints, and Natalie Imbruglia. They also covered Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up The Hill’ with none other than Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge.