(Video) Did you know: Coldplay performed at the 2006 Junos in Halifax

As Halifax gears up to host the Juno Awards in 2024, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the city’s first rodeo. Back in 2006, Halifax had the honor of hosting the event, marking a significant moment in the city’s music history. (Yes, some of you reading this may not have even been born then)

The awards were hosted by Canadian-born Pamela Anderson, featuring performances from a variety of artists, including the globally renowned band Coldplay. This performance was Coldplay’s only ever appearance in Halifax, making it a memorable moment for both the band and the audience.

Coldplay’s performance at the 2006 Juno Awards came at a time when the band was riding high on the success of their album “X&Y.” The album’s third single, “Talk,” was released in December 2005 and had already gained significant acclaim by the time of the Juno Awards. The song, known for its hypnotic pace and the use of the main hook from Kraftwerk’s “Computer Love,” reached the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart and charted in various other countries, including the Netherlands, where it reached number one. The band’s performance of “Talk” at the Juno Awards was part of a series of live performances that also included appearances at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards and the 2006 Grammy Awards.

As Halifax prepares to host the Juno Awards once again in 2024, memories of Coldplay’s performance in 2006 serve as a reminder of the city’s vibrant music scene and its ability to attract international talent. The 2024 Juno Awards, set to be held at the Scotiabank Centre from March 20-24, promise to continue the tradition of celebrating Canada’s musical talent in true Maritime fashion.

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