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Coldplay announce new UK and European shows for 2023

The lengthy ‘Music Of The Spheres’ world tour continues next May

By Tom Skinner

Coldplay performing live on-stage in 2022
Coldplay perform live. CREDIT: Stevie Gibbs

Coldplay have announced three new UK shows for 2023 as part of their extensive ‘Music Of The Spheres’ world tour.

Last night (August 21) saw the band wrap up a six-night run of London concerts at Wembley Stadium ahead of two scheduled dates in Glasgow this week (August 23, 24). A series of South American gigs will take place between September 10 and November 8.

Today (August 22), it’s been confirmed that Coldplay will head back out on the road for further UK and European shows between May and July, 2023. This additional leg is due to begin in Coimbra, Portugal on May 17.

Following a two-night billing in Barcelona, Spain (May 24, 25), Chris Martin and co. will return to these shores to play a pair of concerts at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester (May 31, June 1). They’ll then take to the stage at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on June 6.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time this Thursday (August 25) – you’ll be able to purchase yours from here.

Coldplay’s 2023 UK tour dates are as follows:

May 2023
31 – Manchester, Etihad Stadium

June 2023
1 – Manchester, Etihad Stadium
6 – Cardiff, Principality Stadium

After those gigs, Coldplay are set to visit Naples, Milan, Zurich, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Amsterdam throughout late June and into July. You can find the group’s full live itinerary for this year and next here.

The band have shared an official trailer for their forthcoming UK and European tour – check it out above.

This past weekend, Coldplay teamed up with Alan Partridge at their penultimate London concert to cover ABBA‘s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and Kate Bush‘s ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)’. Steve Coogan’s much-loved character donned a jacket emblazoned with Snow Patrol‘s band logo.

“If you’re running up a hill, make sure you wear the correct footwear. Goodnight!” Partridge said to the Wembley crowd.

Other guests to have joined Coldplay on-stage in the capital recently include Craig DavidNatalie Imbruglia and All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis.

In a four-star review of Coldplay’s latest album, last year’s Music of the SpheresRolling Stone UK described the project as “spellbinding”.

“It’s the sound of a supremely confident band, so aware their music now matches the euphoria of, say, a stadium triumph that ‘Infinity Sign’ slyly reworks rudimentary football chant “Olé Olé Olé” into something quite beautiful. It shouldn’t work but it does: epitomising Coldplay’s breathless ascent ever higher. It’s just a thrill to be along for the ride.”