PICS: Coldplay at SDCCU Stadium

Talk about a rush of blood to the head: Coldplay and Tove Lo treated a packed SDCCU Stadium to hits galore on Sunday, Oct. 8.

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For fans, the show had been a long time coming: Coldplay announced the show on Oct. 7, 2016 -- more than one year earlier. The last time the UK indie-pop/rock band played San Diego, it was all the way back in 2009 at the then-named Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
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Suffice to say, the Sunday night show didn't disappoint. It was pure spectacle from start to finish.
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The band got their start in 1996 in London, England. Fun fact: They were originally named the Pectoralz. After changing it to Starfish for a brief time, they then settled on Coldplay. We think they made the right choice.
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Their lineup consists of guitarist Jonny Buckland, guitarist/vocalist Chris Martin, drummer Will Champion (pictured) and bassist Guy Berryman. They self-released the EPs "Safety" (1998) and "Brothers & Sisters" (1999) before signing to Parlophone and releasing "The Blue Room" EP.
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In 2000, that was followed by the album "Parachutes" -- and worldwide stardom, thanks in no small part to their massive hit single "Yellow." The album was also nominated for the Mercury prize.
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The band's sophomore release, 2002's "A Rush of Blood to the Head," was another stellar effort, spawning the hits "Clocks," "The Scientist," the title track and "In My Place." It has since sold more than 22 million copies worldwide. The record also garnered them a 2003 Grammy win for Best Alternative Album and a 2004 Grammy win for Record of the Year for "Clocks."
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Their next release, 2005's "X&Y," was the biggest-selling album of that year. Their fourth studio album, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (2008), won another Grammy for the band (for Best Rock Album), and was also nominated for Album of the Year. It was also the best-selling album of 2008 as well, with more than 10 million copies sold by 2011.
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To date, the band has won 62 awards from 209 nominations, including nine Brit Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy awards. They've sold more than 90 million records worldwide, which makes them one of the best-selling music acts of all time.
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The members of Coldplay have always been highly supportive of various charities and Sunday's show was no different -- they streamed part of the concert live to Mexico City for the Estamos Unidos Mexicanos benefit concert at El Zocalo to aid in relief efforts for victims of the recent Mexican earthquakes.
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The Oct. 8 show featured a 23-song set list, and included the following songs: "A Head Full of Dreams," "Yellow," "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall," "The Scientist," "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face," "Paradise"...
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Followed by "Always in My Head," "Magic," "Everglow," "Clocks," "Midnight," "Charlie Brown," "Hymn for the Weekend," "Mix You," "Viva La Vida," "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Life Is Beautiful" (its live debut; written for Mexico), "In My Place" (with a cover of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" as the outro), "Don't Panic," "Green Eyes," "Something Just Like This," "A Sky Full of Stars" and "Up&Up."
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Tove Lo opened the show! The electro-pop singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist hails from Stockholm, Sweden.
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After pursuing a career in songwriting, she earned a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music and began working with some of the biggest names in the publishing world, including Max Martin. Soon thereafter, she became successful recording her own compositions and signed to Island Records.
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She rose to fame worldwide with the release of her debut album "Queen of the Clouds," which included the huge hit singles "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body." Her new album, "Blue Lips," should be out in November.
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Her Oct. 8 set list included "True Disaster," "Lady Wood," "Influence," "Moments," "Say It" (Flume cover), "Bitches," "Talking Body," "WTF Love Is," "Cool Girl," "Habits (Stay High)," and "Disco Tits."
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