Although there may be many an angry Australian across the nation, West Aussies are revelling in the fact that Coldplay are heading to Perth to perform not one, but two shows right in the western state.
The British rock band announced that Perth will be included in their Music of the Spheres World Tour, and are all set to visit Western Australia (WA) on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2023.
The band made the announcement via social media on Monday morning following high demand for pre-sale tickets to their initial, one-off Perth show on Saturday 18 November 2023.
The news comes after the first show broke records for Ticketmaster’s highest-ever online ticket queue in Australia, with 300,000 fans in the virtual queue.
The Optus Stadium shows will mark Coldplay’s first Australian appearance since December 2016, during which Perth and Adelaide fans didn’t make the tour cut. This time however, a deal has been struck between Live Nation and Tourism WA.
The shows are intended to be promoted nationally and internationally too, reeling in tourism to the sunny, beachside city.
Supporting acts include Amy Shark and Thelma Plum, along with a slew of dazzling lasers, fabulous fireworks, and LED wristbands to amp up the ambience.
Being one of the world’s most popular bands, you’ve probably heard a couple of their smash hits, namely, Yellow, Clocks, Viva La Vida, The Scientist, and Adventure of a Lifetime – whether that be while you’re browsing the grocery store or whilst watching a film.
“We’re so happy to be returning to Perth. It’s a huge deal for us and we’re massively looking forward to coming back to Western Australia. It’s been way too long,” Coldplay said in a statement.
Perth may be one of the most isolated cities in the world, but they’re a good city, worthy of concerts much like Adelaide and our eastern state siblings.
The pre-sale for the Saturday show has now closed, but general sales for both shows will begin at 10am (AWST) on Tuesday 16 May 2023. There will be no pre-sales, no registrations and no codes required.