Watch: Coldplay’s Chris Martin covers Paul Simon’s 'Graceland'

Before heading out on the road with Coldplay later this month, frontman Chris Martin took some time to perform at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on Monday. Martin's solo visit was accompanied by a horn section and backing vocalists.

The 40-year-old artist played a pair of songs during his set, performing Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" from the band's latest record, A Head Full of Dreams, and a cover of "Graceland" by Paul Simon. You can watch his thrilling rendition of the classic 1986 song above.

Coldplay will be back in the tour bus for the next batch of A Head Full of Dreams Tour dates in late September. The group has a number of U.S. dates remaining, including a stop at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 22. Check out the complete list of Coldplay tour dates here and make sure to buy tickets on their page for select shows.