The stars came out for Grammy-award winning rock band Coldplay’s special, secret appearance in the Hamptons this past Sunday, August 7.
After weeks of secrecy and rumors around Coldplay possibly playing a show out on the East End—with many people predicting The Surf Lodge in Montauk—it was released that the show would take place at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
In the hours leading up to the show, Amagansett was mobbed, causing a severe backup in traffic and requiring the area around the Stephen Talkhouse to be barricaded off. The band was also seen picking up coffee and doughnuts at Jack’s Stir Brew in Amagansett a little while before they went onstage.
The show was a Sirius XM exclusive event to benefit the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Tickets were given away to several lucky SiriusXM subscribers, with airfare and hotel provided for fans traveling far for the event. For those who were not able to attend, the concert was broadcasted live on Sirius XM’s “The Spectrum.”
With a show as exclusive as this, the Talkhouse was bound to have quite the VIP section. Among the familiar faces in attendance were Christie Brinkley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Jon Bon Jovi, Harvey Weinstein, Calvin Klein, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and a brief appearance from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, with Blue Ivy in tow. Of course Coldplay singer Chris Martin‘s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, was also there with their children, Apple and Moses.
Jimmy Buffett and John McEnroe also were in attendance, jumping behind the bar to serve the thirsty guests at the packed venue.
Despite the band being on their Head Full of Dreams tour, Martin and company didn’t stick to the tracks off their latest album. The night featured a stream of hits and fan favorites spanning the Coldplay’s whole catalogue, with songs such as “Yellow,” “The Scientist,” “Clocks,” “Fix You” and, in a surprising tribute to the late, great David Bowie, a rendition of his 1977 classic “Heroes.”
The band went on at 6 p.m. and played for about 80 minutes.