Out Now: Coldplay Reaches Even Higher with Sprawling, Epic New Album ‘Music of the Spheres’


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When it comes to Coldplay, at this point in the group’s career you can expect some of the biggest, most sweeping musical compositions of the pop/rock realm — and Chris Martin and his colleagues definitely followed that same plan with Music of the Spheres, a new album that was released on Friday.

It hardly comes as a surprise to hear the band reach for the stars, as pre-release singles “Higher Power” and “My Universe” made their ambitions loud and clear. “My Universe,” a collaboration with Korean boy band BTS, was precisely as huge as you’d expect, given the stature of both musical entities:

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This is not the band that broke out with 2000’s Parachutes. This is Coldplay, established stadium headliner reaching high with lofty ambitions and some of the most pristine production of its career, courtesy of pop mastermind Max Martin. Selena Gomez also shows up on a song (“Let Somebody Go”), there’s a Muse-inspired “rocker” in which Martin curses (“People of the Pride”), and the whole thing just has an air of anthemic excess — by design, of course.

To further emphasize the galactic pursuits of this new album, here’s the Music of the Spheres track listing, which includes emojis as titles:

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Higher Power
Humankind
✨
Let Somebody Go
❤️
People Of The Pride
Biutyful
🌎
My Universe
♾
Coloratura

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Prior to the album release, Coldplay also announced huge 2022 tour plans, which the band promises will be “as sustainable and low-carbon as possible,” visiting major cities around the world.

Here are the tour dates for the trek, with tickets for the US shows set to go on sale to the general public on October 22nd at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com.

MARCH

18: San Jose, CR – Estadio Nacional (Support: TBA)

22: Santo Domingo, DR – Estadio Olímpico (Support: TBA)

25: Monterrey, MX – Estadio BBVA (Support: H.E.R.)

29: Guadalajara, MX – Estadio Akron (Support: H.E.R.)

APRIL

3: Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol (Support: H.E.R.)

23: Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

26: Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

MAY

3: Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

6: Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

8: Houston, TX  – NRG Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

28: Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (Support: H.E.R.)

JUNE

1: Washington, DC – FedExField (Support: H.E.R.)

4: East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

8: Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (Support: H.E.R.)

11: Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

14: Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

JULY

2: Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park (Support: H.E.R.)

3: Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park (Support: H.E.R.)

8: Warsaw, PL – PGE Narodowy (Support: H.E.R.)

10: Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion Berlin (Support: London Grammar)

12: Berlin, DE – Olympiastadion Berlin (Support: H.E.R.)

16: Paris, FR – Stade de France (Support: H.E.R.)

17: Paris, FR – Stade de France (Support: H.E.R.)

AUGUST

5: Brussels, BE – King Baudouin Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

6: Brussels, BE – King Baudouin Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

12: London, UK – Wembley Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

13: London, UK – Wembley Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

16: London, UK – Wembley Stadium (Support: London Grammar)

23: Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park Stadium (Support: H.E.R.)

SEPTEMBER

10: Rio De Janeiro, BR – Rock in Rio Festival


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