Coldplay surprises Manila fans with ‘Raining in Manila’ performance

Coldplay surprises Manila fans with Lola Amour’s ‘Raining in Manila’ performance

/ 04:11 PM January 20, 2024

Coldplay and Lola Amour onstage | Image: Facebook/Lola Amour

Coldplay and Lola Amour onstage | Image: Facebook/Lola Amour

British rock band Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” Day 1 Philippine concert became one for the books when it surprised Filipino fans with a performance of “Raining in Manila” with OPM band Lola Amour.

On Friday night, Jan. 19, Coldplay brought the boys of Lola Amour onstage as they jammed over the OPM band’s hit song. Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin began playing a few notes on the keyboard before stating, “Let’s call the real people to do this. Lola Amour, let’s play!” 


Filipino vocalist Pio Dumayas hugged Martin and then serenaded the fans with their cold, charming voices, and the entire arena went wild, cheering and singing along to “Raining in Manila.” 


The performance of the two groups became a trending topic online, and on their official social media accounts, Lola Amour called the experience “surreal.” He thanked the English band for the “once in a lifetime experience.” 

Coldplay’s two-day, sold-out 2024 PH concert is their second in the country since its first one seven years ago. During the first day of the concert, the award-winning band performed their international hits “Fix You,” “The Scientist” and “Yellow,” among others. 

During their first-day performance, vocalist Martin thanked the Filipinos for showing up despite the bad traffic, noting that Manila tops the ranking of cities with the worst traffic in the world.

“Thank you to all of you for coming through the traffic. I think… We’ve seen some traffic, but I think you have the number one [worst traffic] in the world. So, thank you, thank you for making the effort to come through,” he said. 

The Philippine Arena was jam-packed with fans as well as celebrities like Maine Mendoza with her husband Arjo Atayde, Heaven Peralejo with rumored boyfriend Marco Gallo, and even the country’s President Bongbong Marcos Jr. with First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, who reportedly came by helicopter.

The second day of Coldplay’s PH tour is happening tonight, Jan. 20, still at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan.

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