8 oracle items tagged as haiti
January 21, 2015 / submitted by Tyler B, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle,

My question for you today is: How do the band decide when it will be just Chris or the whole band while performing somewhere? For instance, Chris performed by himself at this year's Hope for Haiti but they have played at some benefit concerts all together.


Tyler B.

It's as simple as logistics. It depends where the guys are and what's going on that determines what happens.
That's why their 2010 telethon performance was filmed in London but Chris was able to attend the recent benefit in LA.

July 28, 2014 / submitted by Joanna, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle,
Is there a Coldplay-song like Halo (Baby, I can feel your halo)?
Love from Iceland

No; Halo is a Beyonce song. There have been occasions where Chris has accompanied Beyonce on piano.
The first time was at the Hope for Haiti charity telethon (January 22, 2010) and again on New Years Eve 2011 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas show.

July 11, 2012 / submitted by Stephen, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle!!! I was recently watching Coldplay's performance of A Message 2010 for Hope For Haiti Now and really liked Chris's beanie. Do you know if there is anyway I can get one or at least one similar to the one he is wearing? Thanks!!!

How very spooky. I was just reading something about Hope For Haiti when your question popped up.
I just happen to know that there was a lot of hat action at the Hospital Club studio that day.
The stripey beanie that Chris was wearing for the Hope for Haiti recording may have been bought that very day from either American Apparel or Urban Outfitters. There is also a chance however that it may have been borrowed from Guy.
We can't be 100% certain as it was so busy.
Steve Alan definitely did a similar hat at one time or another but I can't imagine it's going to be that hard to find a striped beanie to be honest.

July 13, 2010 / submitted by Hope, United States of America
Q.  Would Coldplay ever do a song with Beyonce?

Chris & Beyonce performed her track Halo together at the Hope for Haiti show. It is quite an emotional rendition of the song I have to say. Other than that it's not likely that the band will do a song with her. Historically they haven't really done a song as a collective for another artist.

February 5, 2010 / submitted by benjamin, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Why is Coldplay's Hope for Haiti performance being called A Message 2010? Instead of A Message?

If you listen carefully there are subtle differences to the lyrics as some were rewritten for the occasion. How You See The World is another example of a song being lyrically changed and renamed How You See The World No.2 for War Child.

January 29, 2010 / submitted by Aimee, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

I've been listening to H4HN's A Message 2010. It's wonderful! I love that the whole band is playing strings. Who's the artist playing the violin? I didn't recognize him on the telecast.


It's the same talented guy who collaborated with the band on Viva and Prospekt's March; Davide Rossi.

January 28, 2010 / submitted by Sean, United States of America
Q.  What kind of bass was Guy playing at Hope for Haiti? It looks like a Rickenbacker to me but I can't be sure.

You can be sure now because it was indeed a Rickenbacker.

January 26, 2010 / submitted by Zeashan, United States of America
Q.  Hey did Chris burn his arm or something? In the Hope for Haiti now photos with Beyonce, he has two red spots on his arm.

No worries, Chris is fine it's only marker pen!