Fans convinced they’re having a ‘fever dream’ after Coldplay brought out Aitch for weird mash-up
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Coldplay fans are convinced they experienced a 'fever dream' after Aitch joined the band on stage at a recent gig for a surprise collaboration.
The unusual musical crossover unfolded at Coldplay’s show at the Etihad Stadium in Aitch’s home city of Manchester on Thursday (1 June).
Joining the band on stage after their performed their hit song ‘A Sky Full of Stars’, Aitch – real name Harrison James Armstrong – joined frontman Chris Martin towards the end of the show.
Aitch also performed two of his own tracks – ‘1989’ and ‘Buss Down’ – for the crowd in the packed stadium, with Martin duetting with Aitch on both tracks.
Fans have left in a state of confusion ever since and it isn’t hard to see why.
Although the rock band have collaborated with impressive list of popular musicians over the years, from Beyonce to Rihanna to K-pop boy band BTS, no one expected them to dip their toes into the pool that is British hip hop with one of the genres biggest names at the moment
“Am I having a fever dream or did Coldplay just bring Aitch out,” fan @ciaraava_ posted on TikTok, sharing a video of Aitch rapping ‘Buss Down’ with Martin enthusiastically strumming his guitar before singing part of the song himself.
“It’s so awkward,” one fan wrote in the comments.
“That’s such a vibe killer,” a third person commented while tagging a friend, while another complained: "That’s so odd."
“I’m so happy this wasn’t our concert,” one Coldplay fan quipped as another asked: “Is this a fever dream?"
After Aitch left the stage, the band performed a touching tribute to the city with a cover of the ‘90s song ‘Sit Down’ by Manny’s very own act, James.
This was the second time the band covered the song, after sharing their rendition during their opening show up north on Wednesday (31 May), with Martin explaining that the song was one of his personal favourites.
The band’s ongoing Music of the Spheres World Tour entertained crowds in Latin America, North America and Europe – including London - last year, with the show returning to the UK this month with four dates in Manchester.
Coldplay previously brought the tour to London’s Wembley Stadium last summer with six dates and two dates in Glasgow. The ‘Paradise’ hitmakers will perform in Manchester again on Saturday (3 June) and Sunday (4 June) and it remains to be seen whether Aitch is planning another surprise cameo on these dates, so stay tuned....