The Music of the Spheres World Tour is the ongoing eighth concert tour currently being undertaken by British rock band Coldplay. It was announced on 14 October 2021 in support of their ninth studio album Music of the Spheres and marked a return to live performing after the COVID-19 pandemic. The band had not toured for their previous record, Everyday Life (2019), putting shows on hold until they could work out how to ensure it would be environmentally friendly. According to a plan they developed for over two years, emissions are meant to be reduced by 50% compared to A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2016–17).
Similar to the Mylo Xyloto Tour (2011–12), the concert run features extensive use of pyrotechnic and confetti visuals. However, they were adapted to reduce emissions: the former has less explosive charge and uses new formulas to reduce harmful chemicals, while the latter is 100% biodegradable and requires less compressed gas for ignition. Meanwhile, Xylobands were replaced by PixMob wristbands made from plant-based materials. Other efforts include the first ever mobile rechargeable show battery (developed with BMW) and a mobile application to interact with fans and help them to take environmentally conscious travel options.
Coldplay also partnered with One Tree Planted, ClientEarth, the Grantham Institute, and numerous other organizations to ensure their endeavor’s success. Additionally, the band pledged to plant a tree for every ticket sold through a reforestation agreement. They broke many records in Latin America and Europe as sales began, moving over one million tickets on both continents. The tour started in Costa Rica’s Estadio Nacional on 18 March 2022 and was met with widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised their stage presence and joyful performance, concluding the shows were “triumphant”, “immersive” and “intimate”. Wikipedia