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EAST RUTHERFORD -- All tour, British pop-rockers Coldplay have made room in their set for a fan request, typically pulled from Instagram and even more typically a throwback from one of the band's first albums.

But Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, the band played for the crowd a video of a fan asking them to play a tune from the "greatest movie of all time," "Back To The Future."

Fans seemed a little confused as Chris Martin and the guys began Marvin Berry's "Earth Angel," but it all made sense when "Future" star Michael J. Fox was brought out to play guitar on the tune, as well as old-school jam "Johnny B. Goode," just as he did in the 1985 film. Unfortunately, the DeLorean was left at home.  

Once they finished, Martin called the moment a "dream come true." 

But this collaboration has happened before; Coldplay and Fox rocked the same song together in 2013, at a New York gala for Fox's Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 

The moment came late in the two-hour set, defined by its obsession with color, spectrums of confetti and overall boosting vibes from eager-to-please Martin. 

The band also played MetLife Saturday night, in support of their December LP "A Head Full of Dreams." Their Saturday request was 2002's "God Put A Smile On Your Face." 

Coldplay rocked the Super Bowl 50 halftime show alongside Beyonce and Bruno Mars this past February. If Chris Martin seems in particularly high spirits of late, well, we're not going to suggest it has anything to do with the fact that his divorce -- er, conscious uncoupling -- from Gwyneth Paltrow was finalized last week. We would never suggest such a thing.

 

Bobby Olivier may be reached at  bolivier@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter  @BobbyOlivier and  Facebook. Find  NJ.com on Facebook.