Coldplay’s Chris Martin Is In India And Just Randomly Performed At A Bar In Delhi

Also, actress Freida Pinto was there. WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

1. Late Wednesday night, Indian comedian Rohan Joshi Instagrammed a video of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin singing “Viva la Vida,” apparently at a bar in New Delhi.

His caption reads: “Ohhhh, that’s just Chris Martin from Coldplay, playing a little acoustic set at a bar in Delhi, for fun, because why not? Yes my life is a surreal, ridiculous thing.”

2. It was shortly followed by this picture.


3. An audience member (who asked to remain anonymous) sent BuzzFeed India videos of Martin’s impromptu performance. Here’s “Viva La Vida”:

4. Here’s a tearjerkingly perfect “Fix You”:

5. And here’s a snippet of “Paradise”:

6. As if this isn’t insane enough, comedian Tanmay Bhat and musician Vishal Dadlani later tweeted more photos.

Yay fun

— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay)

Chris Martin, @BecauseImFreida @Raghu_Dixit @AllIndiaBakchod What a night! MENTAL!!!

— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani)

8. Let’s just zoom into one of those photos, shall we? YES THAT’S FREIDA PINTO, WHAT THE HECK.

Our detective work (i.e., stalking two people’s Twitter timelines) reveals that Martin and the Slumdog Millionaire star were at the same New Delhi bar tonight as Indian comedy collective All India Bakchod and musicians Dadlani Raghu Dixit.

10. (FYI, Pinto’s been in India for the last few days working on the “Girl Rising” campaign. Here she is with Indian Prime Minister Modi.)

11. Dadlani confirmed on Twitter that Martin wasn’t doing an official performance – he’s just spontaneous and awesome AF:

It wasn't an event. We were at a dinner together, and he just went 'let's go play somewhere'! And, boom! @karshkalemusic

— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani)

12. Aaaand it looks like All India Bakchod introduced Chris Martin, who went on to perform for a crowd of unsuspecting Wednesday night party people.

Hahaha, just introduced Chris Martin to come do a small set at summerhouse cafe at hauz khas. What?

— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay)

I can now officially say I introduced Chris Martin on for a set. Holy. Shit.

— Rohan (@mojorojo)

15. Here’s the selfie-to-end-all-selfies that they posted on their Facebook page:

16. Obviously, “Chris Martin” and “Coldplay” have both trended in India since, thanks to a lot of very distraught people who decided to stay in last night.

Chris Martin randomly popped up in Delhi. Everyone I know on my feed was either there or is crying about it. Damn, I'm gonna cry.

— Nikhil Warrier (@nikhilwarrier)

Chris Martin coming to our country and playing an acoustic set at a "secret" gig is the best example of universe being unfair!!!!

— Pooja Pilankar (@Pooja_Pilankar)

Chris Martin is trending in India, already. Twitter broke the internet, there.

— Anmol Loonia (@AnmolLoonia)

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Rega Jha is the Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed India and is based in Mumbai.
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