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Watch Coldplay perform with Craig David at Wembley Stadium shows

Chris Martin sang of his teenage love life while putting his own spin on the '7 Days' chorus

By Tom Skinner

Coldplay performing live on-stage with Craig David at London's Wembley Stadium in August 2022
Coldplay perform live with Craig David at Wembley Stadium, London. CREDIT: Stevie Gibbs

Coldplay were joined on-stage by Craig David for a surprise collaborative performance at their recent shows in London – check out the footage below.

Chris Martin and co. played the first two concerts of a six-night Wembley Stadium run on Friday and Saturday night (August 12 and 13). The first evening saw David team-up with the band to deliver joint renditions of his own songs ‘Live in the Moment’ (2018) and ‘Fill Me In’ (2000). At the second gig, they swapped the latter tune for another classic, ‘7 Days’ (2000).

Per Setlist.FM, David’s appearances took place on the ‘C-stage’ at the shows.

Coldplay have since posted footage of the ‘7 Days’ collaboration on social media. After David sang the single’s chorus, frontman Martin said: “That’s how your life was when you were 19, right? I’d like to tell you how my life was when I was 19. It was different… it’s a different song. But most people can relate to my version.”

The musician then put an his own spin on the track, singing: “I met this girl on Monday/ A friend gave me her number on Tuesday/ But she didn’t text me back on Wednesday/ Or Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday/ Watched TV with my gran on Sunday.”

He went on: “She didn’t wanna know me on Tuesday/ She went off with somebody else on Wednesday/ I was on my own on Thursday, Friday, Saturday/ Went to the cinema on my own on Sunday.”

Captioning the video, Coldplay wrote: “Thank you Wembley – and thank you to the one and only @CraigDavid.”

David re-tweeted the upload, writing: “So much love for this beautiful band.” You can see those posts above, and watch more fan-shot footage of the unexpected team-up below.

Both Wembley shows also featured a collaboration with H.E.R on ‘Let Somebody Go’, the original of which appears on Coldplay’s most recent album Music of the Spheres (2021). Max Martin, who produced the record, joined the group on Saturday night to perform ‘My Universe’ and ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’.

Coldplay are scheduled to play four more nights at Wembley Stadium this week (August 16, 17, 20, 21) as part of the UK and European leg of their current world tour. Two concerts will take place in Glasgow next week (23, 24) before the band head to South America in September.

In a four-star review of last year’s Music of the Spheres, Rolling Stone UK described the album as “spellbinding”, adding: “It’s the sound of a supremely confident band, so aware their music now matches the euphoria of, say, a stadium triumph that ‘Infinity Sign’ slyly reworks rudimentary football chant “Olé Olé Olé” into something quite beautiful. It shouldn’t work but it does: epitomising Coldplay’s breathless ascent ever higher. It’s just a thrill to be along for the ride.”