August 4th, 2011
09:35 AM ET
Coldplay paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse Wednesday night during a concert in Los Angeles to benefit the Grammy Foundation. Proceeds from the evening will support high school music education programs through the Grammy Foundation's "Grammy in the Schools" charity.
During the band's encore, singer Chris Martin surprised the audience by slyly launching into Winehouse's signature tune, "Rehab." The British quartet then segued into its own 2005 hit, "Fix You."
It was a poignant moment as the crowd sang along with Martin on the chorus, "Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you."
Somewhere in the stands, Lindsay Lohan held up a lighter. CNN spotted the troubled actress entering the stadium with her younger sister, Ali. "I love Coldplay!!!!!!!!!! W/ my sis : )," Lohan tweeted. Minutes later, she reiterated the sentiment, only this time with just one exclamation point: "Coldplay!"
As for the band itself? Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion stopped off for the gig at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on their way to Chicago, where they'll be headlining Friday night's festivities at Lollapalooza.
Two new songs from Coldplay's upcoming fifth studio album were broadcast that night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - "Charlie Brown" and "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall."
Kimmel was in fine form, first poking fun at Martin's English accent ("None of us understood what you just said, but thank you, Chris"), then turning his attention to the audience ("Boy, there are a lot of white people here. It makes me nervous.").
The show was also part of the "Samsung AT&T Summer Krush" concert series, where fans can enjoy free tickets to such headlining acts as The Band Perry (Dallas), Bush and Chevelle (Chicago), Lenny Kravitz (New York), Cee Lo Green (Orlando), the Avett Brothers (Atlanta) and One Republic (San Francisco).
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