Viola Beach's music sees popularity surge after Coldplay tribute
Coldplay paid tribute to the band Viola Beach, who were killed in a car crash in Sweden earlier this year, during their headlining set at Glastonbury last night (June 26).
British music magazine NME has now confirmed that in less than 24 hours, streams of the young band's music increased by 6,148 per cent on Spotify.
Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin gave a touching speech before performing Viola Beach's 'Boys That Sing' and told the crowd: “At the beginning of the year maybe you read in the news about that beautiful young band called Viola Beach. A band that just got signed and were on their first tour of the world and went trough a tragic accident and they got taken away."
“We as a band thought that was just the worst it just reminded us of us all other the other bands who come through here the excitement and the joy and the hope and we really felt that in them. We're going to create Viola Beach's alternative future for them and let them headline Glastonbury for a song.”
Watch Coldplay's emotional tribute to the band here:
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