Giant moons and confetti: Coldplay's tour has (re)started

Giant moons and confetti: Coldplay's tour has (re)started

Giant moons, confetti, balloons, luminous bracelets that transform stadiums into expanses of flash, a lineup that is practically a greatest hits. The Coldplay tour has started again and is officially confirmed as the biggest pop show currently around (as well as the greenest). The band led by Chris Martin last night kicked off the new branch of the “Music of the spheres” tour from the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece (where they will also perform this evening). And there is already sky-high anticipation for the four shows that next month will see Coldplay return to perform in Italy after last year's concerts in Milan and Naples: they will play at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 12, 13, 15 and 16 July.

There's no point in looking for tickets: they were literally pulverized immediately after sales opened. There will be 240 thousand fans who will go to listen to them at the Olimpico. And who knows, between now and July 12th – there's basically a month – Coldplay might surprise them, perhaps by releasing their new album. .

Yes, because – a detail that has escaped many – in recent days, while preparing to go back on tour, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champions have done a restyling of their official social channels, changing their profile picture. Now instead of the cover of “Music of the spheres”, the album released in 2021 and which gave the tour its title, there is a mysterious image in which the different stylized phases of the moon appear. The band announced the title of the ideal successor to “Music of the spheres” already in January last year: “Moon music”. Is it a coincidence that it has now updated its official channels? One would say not.

“Moon music” would be ready to be released. Last December Chris Martin and his associates had also accidentally spoiled the tracklist of the album in a video shared on social media, which if everything is confirmed will contain eleven songs: from “Moon music” to “One World”, passing through “Man in the moon “, “Jupiter”, “Good feelings”, “All my love”, “Neon Forest”, “MUSIC”, “Angel's song”, “We play”, “FeelsLikeI'mFallingInLove”. Fans would do well to note down the titles: they could end up in the setlists of future concerts.

The certainties instead bring the titles of the various “Higher power”, the hit with which the band presented itself in front of the thousands of fans at the Olympic Stadium yesterday in Athens, just like in last year's concerts, “Adventure of a lifetime” , “The scientist”, “Viva la vida”, “Yellow”, “Something just like this”, “My universe”, “A sky full of stars”, “Fix you”. For a total of two hours of show during which Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champions retrace the over twenty-year career that from the desks of University College London led them to become one of the most loved bands of their generation.


Light Through the Veins (registered) – by Jon Hopkins
Flying Theme (registered) – by John Williams

Act .i. Planets

Music of the Spheres (registered)
Higher Power
Adventure of a Lifetime
The Scientist

Act .ii. Moons

Long live life
Hymn for the Weekend
Everyday Life
Charlie Brown

Act .iii. Stars

Human Heart
People of the Pride
Infinity Sign
Something Just Like This – Cover by The Chainsmokers
A Sky Full of Stars

Act .iv. Home

Sunrise (registered)
The Jumbotron Song
A Wave (registered)