Tonight will be the first of 10 shows that Coldplay plans to perform at the stadium Riveron October 25, 26, 28 and 29 and on November 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8, as part of the world tour “Music Of The Spheres”. In the preview of the recitals, the British band was already in the news for different reasons: the arrival of the bassist Guy Berryman and his tour of Buenos Aires, the presence of Jin from BTS In one of the presentations, the transmission from performances to theaters around the worldand even for a new kind of dollar.
Today’s show will begin at 7:15 p.m. with the opening of the first guest artist, Cordoba Zoe Goetusso, who is expected to be present at all performances. Then, it will be the turn of the American gabriel wilsonknown as HER., who will participate in 6 of the recitals, on October 25, 26, 28 and 29, and November 1, 2 and 4. At 9:15 p.m., the British band will go on stage before the Argentine public.
In this way, Coldplay will resume activity after a pause for the health of the singer, Chris Martindiagnosed with a “serious lung condition”, which is why they had to reschedule the shows in Brazil. On November 8, Coldplay will close the South American leg of the tour at the Monumental and they will return to the stage in March, the month in which they set new dates to play in São Paulo, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro. In April, the trip will continue through Europe.
10 facts about Coldplay in the run-up to their shows in Argentina
Guy Berryman’s tour of Buenos Aires
The first member of the group to arrive in the country was the bassist Guy Berryman, who showed his tour of the City on Instagram. Saturday was in The museum nightwent through the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Malba, where he lamented that the queue to enter the exhibition of Frida Kahlo It was “too long”. “Viva la vida”, the only song by the group that bears its title in Spanish, refers to one of the artist’s paintings.
Jin, the K-Pop phenomenon who will sing at one of Coldplay’s shows
Jinthe singer of btswill take the stage at the River Plate stadium on October 28 to present his first solo single live, “The Astronaut“, which he co-wrote with Chris Martin. The news generated the madness of his fans (called ARMY), who on Saturday they set up tents in front of the Monumental to see his idol. Jin’s presence was confirmed on the South Korean pop band’s Twitter, with screenshots of a conversation between Martin and Jin.
Two of the ten performances will be broadcast live in theaters around the world
The recitals on October 28 and 29 will be broadcast live in cinemas in more than 70 countries. In Argentina, fans will be able to see the concert starting at 9:00 p.m. at the Hoyts, Cinemark and Cinépolis complexes.
Coldplay’s record in Argentina
In June Coldplay announced their 10th date in River and thus surpassed the record for the number of recitals on that stage in the same tour, which until now had been held by Roger Waters with his show “The Wall”, which in 2012 performed 9 dates at the Monumental. With the announcement of the 8th date, the British band had already broken two other records: the 5 shows of the Rolling Stones in 1998 and the 6 of soda Stereo on his return in 2007.
Coldplay dollar: a group that minted its own currency?
the national government resolved on October 13 to tax recreational and cultural activities provided in the country by non-residents with a 30% surcharge on the official exchange rate. Given the closeness of the arrangement with the start of the British band’s shows, the media referred to it as “coldplay dollar” to this assessment.
6. Coldplay’s visits to Argentina
Coldplay’s first visit to Argentina was in 2007, when he gave three concerts at the Teatro Gran Rex. He returned in 2009 to present the album Live life or Death and All His Friends, this time in River. In 2016 he gave a concert at the Estadio Único de La PlaTa for the opening of the tour A Head Full of Dreams.
7. The tour that brings Coldplay, respectful with the environment
Music Of The Spheres World Tour was announced on October 14, 2021, one day before the release of the self-titled album. Along with the tour announcement, they released a plan detailing what its development will require 50% less carbon dioxide compared to the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which they carried out between 2016 and 2017. For this they carried out different measures: with BMW they created the first mobile and rechargeable show battery for each concert; they used lightweight, reusable materials for stage set-up and promised to plant a tree for every ticket sold.
8. “Viva la vida”: the origin of the only Coldplay song titled in Spanish
“Live life” is the second single from the album Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsColdplay’s studio room, released in 2008. Asked about the phrase in Spanish, Martin revealed in an interview that he read it in a painting by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and he was struck by the fact that the work was done shortly before his death, in 1954, and he wanted honor his optimism after all the hardships he went through. “He went through a lot of garbage. And then she decided to make a giant painting in his house that said: ‘Viva la vida’. I just adore the bravery of him,” she declared.
9. 5 iconic Coldplay songs
Yellow (2000): It was one of the singles from the “Parachutes” album, and is considered one of the most important rock ballads of the decade. The lyrics refer to an unrequited love for Martin.
In My Place (2002): He came to win a Grammy for best performance by a group with a vocalist. The video clip that accompanied the song was nominated for several awards. It is one of the band’s best-known songs, and appears as the lead single from the album A Rush of Blood to the Head.
The Scientist (2002): part of the album A Rush of Blood to the Head, talks about forgiveness in the couple. The strong point of the theme was Martin’s piano opening, something that was praised by critics. Its promotional video, which used the resource in reverse, won three awards from MTV.
Fix You (2005): It was written by all the members of the band collaboratively for the album X&Y, and is built on an organ accompanied by a battery. After its release, its promotional video became a tribute to the victims of the July 7, 2005 bombing in London.
live life (2008): The theme about the fall of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution was a winner at the 2009 Grammy Awards, reached number 1 in the rankings of 36 countries and sold more than 5 million copies in the United States alone.
10. The loves of Chris Martin
The musician was married to the actress for more than a decade. Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he had two children. They separated in 2016 and, shortly after, it transpired that she had brief romances with Jennifer Lawrence and withAnnabelle Wallis. Until 2017 that she met dakota johnsonstar of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, with whom he currently lives in the mansion they share in Malibu.
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