Perth has recently scored a major musical coup, confirming that Coldplay will play a one-off gig in Australia at the Optus Stadium later this year. The McGowan Government was in talks to lure the English band to WA as part of their blockbusting Music of the Spheres global tour. This announcement has left fans thrilled to have the opportunity to see the Grammy-winning band live in concert.
The tour began in Costa Rica in March last year, with speculation that the multi-Grammy winners could perform in WA in mid to late November. The concert looms as a massive tourism coup for WA, with interstate and international fans set to come to Perth and stay in the city for several nights. It is expected that special guests and general public tickets sales for the WA tour will be announced at a later date.
The Optus Stadium concert appears to be inspired by the one-night-only Billy Joel concert at Melbourne’s MCG in December last year. The gig is sure to attract huge crowds, as Coldplay has not performed in Perth since 2009 when they played at the Burswood Dome. In 2012 and 2016, they toured the Eastern States but gave WA the cold shoulder.
Coldplay has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, had 24 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold out arenas all over the world since they burst onto the music scene with the smash hit Yellow in 2000. Known for their spectacular live shows, the band broke records at the end of last year when they played to more than 600,000 fans in a sold-out 10 night run at Buenos Aires’ River Plate stadium.
Perth is no stranger to hosting world-renowned musical acts, with international stars like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Adele having performed in the city in recent years. The confirmation of Coldplay’s performance adds another feather in Perth’s musical cap and is sure to delight fans both young and old.
In conclusion, the news of Coldplay’s one-off gig in Perth has sparked a frenzy of excitement among music fans in Western Australia and beyond. With the band’s reputation for electrifying performances, the Optus Stadium concert is set to be an unmissable event that will showcase Perth as a premier destination for live music in Australia.