Coldplay announced the dates for an expansive 2022 world tour in support of the group’s upcoming Max Martin-produced album, Music of the Spheres on Thursday morning (Oct. 14). The stadium outing is slated to kick off on March 18 with the band’s first-ever show in Costa Rica, at the Estadio Nacional, before moving on to the Dominican Republic and Mexico and then touching down in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on April 23 for a U.S. run slated to last through a June 14 gig at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
H.E.R. is on board to support the majority of the dates, with London Grammar booked to open a July 10 show in Berlin and an Aug. 16 gig at Wembley Stadium in London. Tickets for the U.S. dates will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. local time here, with a release teasing that more dates will be announced soon.
In an effort to make the tour as sustainable as possible, the band announced that all the shows will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with pledges to cut tour emissions by 50% from the group’s 2016-17 world tour and plant one tree for every ticket sold. According to a release, each venue will be equipped with solar installations and other renewable power sources including waste cooking oil and a kinetic stadium floor with kinetic bikes powered by fans that will store energy in the first-ever mobile, rechargeable show battery.
Coldplay are also encouraging fans to use low-carbon transport to and from shows through the official tour app, rewarding those who do with a discount at the venues, in addition to making sure that all merch is sustainably and ethically sourced. There will also be free drinking water and efforts made to eliminate plastic bottles at every venue; click here to see the full list of sustainability goals.
In a statement, the band said, “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band. We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together.At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis. 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. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far. If you’d like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”
Music of the Spheres will be released on Friday (Oct. 15) via Parlophone/Atlantic Records.
Coldplay Music of the Spheres tour dates:
March 18: San Jose, CR @ Estadio Nacional
March 22: Santo Domingo, DR @ Estadio Olímpico
March 25: Monterrey, MX @ Estadio BBVA
March 29: Guadalajara, MX @ Estadio Akron
April 3: Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
April 23: Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
April 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
June 1: Washington, DC @ FedExField
June 4: East Rutherford, NJ @ Metlife Stadium
June 8: Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 11: Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
June 14: Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
July 2: Frankfurt, DE @ Deutsche Bank Park
July 3: Frankfurt, DE @ Deutsche Bank Park
July 8: Warsaw, PL @ PGE Narodowy
July 10: Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion Berlin
July 12: Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion Berlin
July 16: Paris, FR @ Stade de France
July 17: Paris, FR @ Stade de France
Aug. 5: Brussels, BE @ King Baudouin Stadium
Aug. 6: Brussels, BE @ King Baudouin Stadium
Aug. 12: London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
Aug. 13: London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
Aug. 16: London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
Aug. 23: Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park Stadium
Sept. 10: Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio Festival