Coldplay follow 7.5m ticket sales and $550m grosses with tour extension

Coldplay’s ongoing Music of the Spheres world tour has sold over 7.5 million tickets and grossed $550m (£428m/€494m) in the process, and has now been extended with a third round of European shows next year.

According to a report from Billboard, the band also made Billboard Boxscore history when they became the second artist to score a half-billion double-up in the top 10 of all-time highest-grossing the tours when they originally crossed the $500m mark.

A statement on the British band’s website revealed that there will be a new run of shows across Europe in 2024. 

In June, Coldplay will perform at Athens’ Olympic Stadium, Arena Natională in Bucharest, Puskás Aréna in Budapest, and two shows at Groupama Stadium in Lyon. 

Across July, the band will play two shows in Rome at Stadio Olimpico, two concerts at Düsseldorf’s Merkur Spiel-Arena and one at Helsinki’s Olympiastadion. 

August will then see Coldplay travel to Munich for two performances at the Olympiastadion, then on to Vienna for two shows at the Austrian capital’s Ernst-Happel-Stadion. The additional European dates will come to a close at Dublin’s Croke Park. 

Pre-sale tickets will be available from July 25 while the general sale will begin on July 28.