Brian Eno

Love 'em or hate 'em, Coldplay's coming to San Diego

Talk about phoning it in.

When Coldplay performs Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, fans will not only be able to sing along, they can also provide live instrumental accompaniment - in a manner - for the band's recent single, "Hypnotised."

The tour is part of the hugely popular English quartet's "A Head Full of Dreams Tour." Having a phone app to accompany Coldplay is an apt reflection of our digital era and of a band whose insistently pleasant concerts are far better suited to finger-tapping than, say, crowd-surfing or moshing.

The free "Coldplay - Hypnotised App" can be installed on any iPhone running iOS 9 or higher and on...