Coldplay pay tribute to Tina Turner with rendition of Proud Mary at concert

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26 May 2023, 07:43

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Following the death of Tina Turner, Coldplay have performed a tribute to the music icon during one of their live shows. 

In an official statement, released on Wednesday (24th May), the death of the legendary vocalist and performer was announced. It read: “Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."

In honour of the late, great artist, Coldplay covered one of her most famous songs at their gig in Barcelona this week.

The band played the show at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys stadium as part of their massive Music Of The Spheres world tour. During the performance, Chris Martin sang a version of the hit single Proud Mary. “All of this show is dedicated to the beautiful Tina Turner,” the frontman said.

The song was originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, before Ike & Tina Turner made it a massive hit in 1971, and it would continue to be an essential part of Tina Turner's live performances.

Several fans captured the touching moment - which saw the crowd sing along with Martin - and shared their videos on social media.

Tributes have been pouring in to Tina Turner since her death was announced. During her show in Phoenix this week, Lizzo also covered Proud Mary, while the likes of Elton John, Mick Jagger, Mariah Carey and Debbie Harry have shared words of love for the star on social media. 

Elton John posted: "We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers. A total legend on record and on stage. She was untouchable. Condolences to Erwin and her family."

Mariah Carey wrote: “The words legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar are often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more - an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer. To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in Peace, Queen ❤️”