'Don't Panic': Coldplay Joined By Tennis Legend Roger Federer On Stage

5 July 2023 | 11:48 am | Mary Varvaris

"Is there anything this man can't do?!"

Coldplay with Roger Federer

Coldplay with Roger Federer (Source: Facebook)

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Why not bring out a Swiss icon to join you on stage when in Switzerland? That was probably Coldplay’s thought pattern when they introduced tennis legend Roger Federer while in Zürich for their Music Of The Spheres concert.

Making a cheeky speech about the secret fifth member of the band who went on to become a tennis superstar, singer Chris Martin then welcomed Roger Federer to the stage. Federer, known for his graceful presence on the court, held a shaker and provided a solo during the Coldplay Parachutes classic, Don’t Panic.

“You were flawless on the shaker, Roger. Is there anything you can’t do?!” Coldplay commented on Federer’s Instagram post about the music-meets-sport moment. Federer called his musical debut the “Adventure of a Lifetime”. You can watch the footage below.

Coldplay were due to perform a one-off show in Perth this November, but due to unprecedented demand, they’ve added a second show for Western Australia’s exclusive Music Of The Spheres shows.

“The reaction to Coldplay coming to Perth as part of their tour has been phenomenal,” WA Deputy Premier Roger Cook said.

“It’s fantastic news that there will now be two concerts because it will ensure even more people from WA get to see Coldplay’s amazing live show. 

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“The stars are shining again on Western Australia. This is going to be a massive weekend to remember.”

Last month, a Billboard report revealed that since Coldplay embarked on their Music Of The Spheres tour last March, they’ve planted five million trees and cut their emissions by 47% since their 2016-2017 Head Full Of Dreams Tour.

“When we first announced the Music Of The Spheres Tour, we hoped to make it as environmentally beneficial as possible and reduce our direct carbon emissions (from show production, freight, band and crew travel) by 50%,” the band said.

While the English band have made remarkable strides, they’re looking to go even further. “Now that we’re into the second year of the tour, we’ve started to run the entire show (audio, lights, lasers etc.) from an electric battery system that allows us to use 100% renewable energy as efficiently as possible,” they added.

In addition to the band’s moves towards environmental sustainability, they urge their fans to use different transportation methods to their shows and carpool if a car is used. Coldplay also encourages their fans to bring their own reusable water bottles to their mega-shows.

The band will return to Perth’s Optus Stadium on 18 and 19 November. Coldplay were last in Australia for 2016's A Head Full Of Dreams tour. Check out The Music’s reviews of their Sydney and Melbourne shows. 

Is there anything this man can’t do? Thank you for coming back to us Roger Federer 🩵💫

Posted by Coldplay on Monday, July 3, 2023