Was all that Car Pool Karaoking leading up to a special guest performance with ColdPlay?
The Late Late Show host James Corden who rocketed to American fame due in part to his popular video segments Car Pool Karaoke, where he sings the hits with celebrities while cruising around, joined Chris Martin during their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Ca on Sunday August 21st.
Corden and Cold Play sang an (impressive) rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Cold Play Front man Chris Martin said while introducing Corden. “ I’m very pleased to tell you that – in honor of Prince tonight because we wanna honor Prince – we managed to convince our missing and best member to come back into the band. You may know him from things like ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and that kind of s—, but we know him as the guy who turned down being in a band with us.”
The venue then erupted in screams as Corden walked up a smaller pop-up stage in the middle of the venue.
“Thanks for letting me back in the band, guys. I appreciate it,” Corden said before he explained how he got to join Coldplay on stage. “So this is an idea that Chris said to me. He said, ‘I think you should come sing this at the Rose Bowl.’ I’ll be honest, I didn’t know how big it was when I said yes.”
The comedian and master mind behind “Carpool Karaoke” was celebrating a birthday the next day and Martin & Co. wouldn’t let him off the stage without a proper “Happy Birthday.”