Calling all Coldplay fans - the moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived! The band have announced plans for a "sustainable and low-carbon" stadium world tour in support of their latest album, Music of the Spheres.
The US leg of the tour is set to kick off April 23 in Santa Clara, CA and will go on to hit cities coast-to-coast including, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. A final show in Tampa, FL will close things out on June 14 before the group returns over seas to finish out the remainder of the tour.
R&B powerhouse H.E.R. will serve as the opening act for all US stops.
Coldplay previously declined to tour behind their 2019 album Everyday Life for environmental reasons. They've since made a pledge to cut tour emissions by 50 percent, adopting a model for sustainability where each show will be powered exclusively by renewable energy. Initiatives include the use of solar installations at every venue, as well as energy generated from waste cooking oil, kinetic bikes powered by fans, and a kinetic stadium flood. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
"[We are] very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis," Coldplay shared in a statement. "So we've spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour's potential to push things forward. We won't get everything right, but we're committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn."
Music of the Spheres is set to drop October 15. The album has been supported by previously released singles "Higher Power," "Colortura," and "My Universe," the latter of which features K-pop sensations BTS.
One thing's for sure - the upcoming trek will be the first of its kind, and one Coldplay fans won't want to miss out on.
Where is Coldplay playing near me?
Apr. 23 - Santa Clara, CA @ LEvi's Stadium
Apr. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
May 3 - Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
May 6 - Dallas, TX @ Cotton Bowl Stadium
May 8 - Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
May 28 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jun. 1 - Washington, DC @ FedExField
Jun. 4 - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jun. 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jun. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Jun. 14 - Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
Who are Coldplay?
British rock group Coldplay formed in London, England, consisting of vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion, and creative directot Phil Harvey. The group first met at the University College London and began playing music together in 1996.
Following the release of two EPs (Safety in 1998 and The Blue Room in 1999), Coldplay got to working on their debut album Parachutes, which included the lead single "Yellow." Released in 2000, the track lauchned Coldplay to worldiwde fame. The album followed later that year, setting the tone for what has come to be known as a long, record-breaking, and successful career. Over the years, Coldplay has released a total of nine studio albums, the first three of which are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history.
Coldplay have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling artists in the world. They have won numerous awards throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 35 nominations. Aside from their musical talents, the group is also known for their outspoken support of various social and political causes, the most recent of which is reflected in their efforts to help fight against the climate crisis with a "sustainable and low-carbon stadium tour."