Washington: A roadie of rock band Coldplay has revealed that the group’s new material received a “rapturous” response from fans at Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival.
The band debuted several new tracks on June 4, including single ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, and previously unheard songs ‘Us Against The World’, ‘Hurts Like Heaven’, ‘Major Minus’ and ‘Cartoon Hearts’.
“I can’t work out whether Saturday was great because it was a superb crowd, because the band had really hit a stride, or just because I’d made it through the stress and finally felt like I could look up and take in my surroundings,” Contactmusic quoted the roadie as writing on the band’s official blog.
“I suspect, as ever, that it’s a combination of factors. Whichever way though, it was a bona fide blinder. I’m also not sure if the new stuff has made it around the Internet after the first show, or whether folks were genuinely greeting it rapturously on very first listen.
“Whatever is going on here though, feels pretty good to me.
“If a wildlife documentary showed you a species gathering together in tens of thousands to sing and dance together, it would be gripping, unmissable television.
“I looked out from the side of the stage on Saturday and saw the Rock Am Ring crowd going pleasingly berserk to ‘Charlie Brown’ and couldn’t help but be astonished,” the roadie added.