Rock group Coldplay are preparing to shoot a new video Monday in Athens, calling on local fans to participate in the project, after a weekend that saw them give two sold-out shows at the Athens Olympic Stadium (OAKA) – as video and images of the latter were widely broadcast around the world.

Coldplay’s first concerts in Greece were an unforgettable happening, highlighting the charismatic character of the band’s front man, Chris Martin, with the group delighting tens of thousands of fans from Greece, surrounding countries and throughout Europe.

The massive state-of-the-art stage design, led lights given to every audience member and a protocol to reduce the concerts’ “carbon footprint” were among the highlights of the two appearances.

Among others, cameras zoomed in on random faces in the crowd, with the Coldplay singer then winding into improvised lyrics dedicated to them on the spot. Another highlight was Martin singing in sign language while wearing an alien mask.

Following their successful performances, the popular British band announced the shooting of a video clip in Athens, selecting the renowned Roman-era Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone-built theater located below the southern slope of the Acropolis. A request was submitted and granted by the culture ministry’s archaeological service to use the venue.

Coldplay also invited fans to be part of this project. A message, written in Greek, states:

Invitation to a music video shoot

Dear friends in Athens! You are invited to appear in our music video. Today, Monday, June 10. Join us. Come to 29, Mirtsiefski Street, Athens 117 41 from 17.00 to 23.00 pm. Wear whatever you want. Please NO white clothes and no logos or bands. Only flat, comfortable shoes with soft soles are allowed. Small bags are allowed. Cameras and phones will be securely stored by our security in a designated area and will be returned to you at the end. Most importantly, we want to see you there!