Coldplay Are Bringing Their World Tour Back Down Under in 2024 After Perth-Only Shows in 2023

The British band will play their first shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland since 2016.
Sarah Ward
November 20, 2023

Music lovers Down Under are accustomed to bands only playing in parts of Australia and New Zealand, sparking fan travel plans to other cities. When Coldplay brought their Music of the Spheres world tour this way on Saturday, November 18–Sunday, November 19, it did so only at an exclusive Perth leg of the tour that marked their only stop in this neck of the woods for 2023. Start getting excited about 2024, however — because Coldplay already have.

It'll be all yellow in Melbourne for two October dates next year, then in Sydney for a pair of November shows — and also in Auckland for a one-night visit the same month. The Chris Martin-fronted band will play Marvel Stadium on Wednesday, October 30–Thursday, October 31, then Accor Stadium across Wednesday, November 6—Thursday, November 7,  before heading to Eden Park on Wednesday, November 13.

Coldplay's current tour kicked off in March 2022, meaning that the band will have been on the road for almost three years when they make their return to Australia and Aotearoa. Packed stadiums have also been awaiting; every show between now and October 2024 has already sold out, with the group playing Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Lyon, Rome, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Munich, Vienna and Dublin before their return trip Down Under. So far, over nine million tickets have been sold since the beginning of the tour.

When they take to the stage in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, the British band will play their first shows in each city since 2016.

Fans can look forward to a setlist that covers Coldplay's 26-year history — 27 by the time those October and November 2024 dates roll around — including everything from 'Clocks', 'Fix You' and 'Sparks' to 'A Sky Full of Stars', 'Viva la Vida' and 'The Scientist.

PinkPantheress and Emmanuel Kelly will be on supporting duties — and the tour's infinity tickets will be back, releasing at a later date and letting fans attend for $32 per ticket.

COLDPLAY 'MUSIC OF THE SPHERES' WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND DATES 2024:

Wednesday, October 30–Thursday, October 31 — Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Wednesday, November 6—Thursday, November 7 — Accor Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday, November 13 — Eden Park, Auckland

Coldplay will tour Australia and New Zealand in October and November 2024, with pre-sale tickets available from 10am local time on Wednesday, November 29 and general sales from 10am local time on Friday, December 1. Head to the Coldplay website for further details and to register for the pre sale.

Images: Anna Lee.

Published on November 20, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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