A nasty storm blew threw Chicago last night and caused havoc with Coldplay’s open-air gig at Soldier Field, resulting in opening acts Foxes and Alessia Cara not even going on in order to allow Chris Martin and the band to get onstage before things took a turn for the worse.
Coldplay made the announcement via Twitter, and took to the stage ahead of schedule, playing for about 80 minutes before the event had to be shut down and fans evacuated from the venue.
As Billboard reports, the band played its final number in “a torrential downpour” with soaking-wet fans chanting along to “A Sky Full of Stars” as they filed out.
A number of concertgoers captured the scene in photos and video, sharing on social media as the band’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” took on a whole new meaning as the rain pounded down:
After it was all over, Coldplay shared this video as a “little treat for the folks who braved the storm to see the show.”