After six years, Coldplay will sing again to a full stadium in Peru. Between their last concert and the next two presentations (on Tuesday and Wednesday at the National Stadium), they have recorded the album Everyday life (2019); After the release, they took a break due to their concern for the environment and the impact of going on tour. “We are going to take some time to see how our tour can be beneficial,” Chris Martin said in late 2019.
Since 1996, Coldplay have recorded nine studio albums, sold over one hundred million albums worldwide, and won seven Grammy Awards. According to Pollstar data, they are in the 14th place of the artists that have generated the most income with their tours in the last four decades and “number 17 of the artists that have sold the most tickets”.
However, in 2021, Martin said on BBC radio that Coldplay would “stop making music” in three years. “Our last album in form will be out at the end of 2025. And I think after that we will just be touring. Maybe we’ll do collaborations, but the Coldplay catalog, so to speak, ends.
The Music of the Spheres World tour marks the return of Martin, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion to the world stage and confirms that the band is synonymous with records. The tour that brings them to Peru began on March 18 and they have extended dates until 2023, confirmed 10 concerts in Argentina and have a world tour of 122 concerts as a precedent. “They have sold 4 million tickets,” reported El País in August.
The two concerts in Peru will also be designed under the concept that they propose to take care of the environment. “We are committed to reducing the direct (CO2) emissions of the tour by more than 50% compared to the previous one and to work with our suppliers to reduce their impacts and emissions as much as possible,” they published.
Prior to the concerts, the organization points out that “the tour is accompanied by a set of initiatives. A show powered by 100% renewable energy and a tree planted for every ticket sold”. But the tour could be canceled and they had to receive “anonymous” support, Martin has said. “It became financially difficult. We never had a major financial crisis. This was the first time there was a point where we couldn’t do the tour.”
On their recent album, the band has collaborations and it was with the single ‘My Universe’ with BTS that it positioned itself in the first places, Rolling Stone said. Some songs seem confirmed in the setlist so far on their tour. They sang Higher Power, Let somebody Go and the classics Yellow, Clocks, Viva la vida, Fix You and Aventure of a lifetime.
At the National Stadium – where a stage with a giant catwalk is being prepared – the public is already camping for the concert that will be opened by pop star Camila Cabello. Peruvian singer-songwriter Andrea Martínez will be the opening act.
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Coldplay in Lima