Music of the Spheres World Tour: How Coldplay Broke Attendance Record in 5 Countries
Coldplay is currently touring the universe for their 8th headlined tour, “Music of the Spheres World Tour,” and the tour has been nothing short of entertaining as the British band goes on breaking one record after the other.
But before headlining the music of the Spheres World Tour, Coldplay had headlined 7 other tours, including “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” which was back in 2016, lasting through to 2017 and creating more fame for the British band.
While comparing A Head Full of Dreams, and the Music of the Spheres world tour, you’ll realize that there have been major changes in the positive aspect of growth for Coldplay.
The Band has greatly advanced in various aspects of their career, with regards to the audience size they usually perform to, stage size, and revenue generated during these events.
We will be comparing 5 specific Coldplay concert locations in 5 countries that hold changes recorded in audience sizes, during Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams and Music of the Spheres World Tour.
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When Coldplay toured the world for A Head Full of Dreams in 2017, one of the places they visited in France was Saint-Denis. While there, Coldplay performed in the Stade De France (National Stadium of France), and they had an audience of 235,611 people in attendance during the concert.
Even though Saint-Denis was not the only city in France that they performed in, it is the only place that had a reasonable amount of people in 3 days, which is closest to the 4 days Coldplay performed when they re-visited Saint-Denis during the Music of the Spheres World Tour.
The population record in Stade de France when Coldplay visited Saint-Denis during the Music of the Spheres World Tour 2022 was 318,331. Instantly, the difference between both tours can be seen from the attendance figures.
Subtracting A Head Full of Dreams 235,611 from Music of the Spheres’ 318,331 leaves you with 82,720. This is even more than the number of people who were present in Parc Olympique Lyonnais, France, one of the other cities Coldplay performed in, in 2017, during their 7th tour.
Coldplay has only visited 1 city in France so far in 2022 for their Music of the Spheres World Tour and they performed for 4 days. The group however added France to their 2024 tour schedule.
Coldplay took their A Head Full of Dreams Tour to England, Manchester back in 2016. The band performed for 4 days in June, entertaining a total of 303,985 people.
Taking this figure alone might give you the impression that it was a massive crowd. And truly, it is. But Coldplay found out they could do more when they brought the Music of the Spheres World Tour to the same city in England, back in August 2022.
During their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, Coldplay performed in Wembley Stadium. The same place they did their show last year during the Music of the Spheres World Tour. After recording up to 464,839 during the Music of the Spheres World tour, the difference in population between both tours was massive.
Even though Coldplay entertained Wembley for 6 days compared to the 4 days in 2016, subtracting the number of people who attended the concert in 2016, from the number in 2022 will give you precisely 160,854 people left who were not in Coldplay’s concert 7 years ago, but made it 1 year ago.
This shows that Coldplay reached more audiences during their Music of the Spheres World Tour, compared to A Head Full of Dreams, breaking another attendance record.
Brazil was especially lucky during Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour. The fans there got to be entertained by the British band for 4 days, in 4 different cities which now hold another record of the attendance record that Coldplay has broken during their Music of the Spheres World Tour.
Altogether, the 4 cities, (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and Porto Alegre with São Paulo again) Coldplay visited in Brazil during their A Head Full of Dreams tour had an attendance record of 253,010.
This turned out to be a petty number after we compared the attendance record they had in São Paulo alone, that is 439,651 when they performed at the Estádio do Morumbi (Morumbi Football Stadium) this year’s March.
We then decided to make this comparison fair by summing the total attendance Coldplay had in 3 of the cities they performed in during their Music of the Spheres World Tour.
The result was 736,439, which is close to 3 times the population they had during their 2016 tour. The 4 cities Coldplay visited in Brazil for their Music of the Spheres World Tour were São Paulo, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro.
Coldplay started their A Head Full of Dreams Tour in 2016 in La Plata, Argentina. They performed at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on the 31st of March and also on the 1st of April.
Surprisingly, as per records, Coldplay went back to the same city and location, La Plata, Argentina to conclude the A Head Full of Dreams tour which had a total of 195,266 taken from the summation of the attendance recorded on 31st March, 1st April 2016 and 14th, 15th November 2017.
Fast-forward to 2022, during the Music of the Spheres World Tour. Coldplay went back to Argentina to perform for 10 days. The shows which took place in the city of Buenos Aires had close to 650k people in attendance at the River Plate Stadium, from the summation of the 10 days the band performed there.
Although the concert venues changed during the Music of the Spheres World Tour, the turnout was clear evidence that Coldplay won more fans after their last visit to Argentina breaking the attendance record of 2016 by close to 400k people.
Before we begin calculating the number of people who made it to Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour in 2016 and those who made it to the Music of the Spheres World Tour, know that the US holds the record for the country with the most dates Coldplay performed in, in both tours.
Soldier Field in Chicago for instance had a total of 107,072 people in attendance on the 28th and 29th of May, 2022 during the Music of the Spheres World Tour giving it 11,749 more in attendance compared to A Head Full of Dreams that had just 95,323 people.
Another iconic place in the US where Coldplay performed is East Rutherford. The British band had a total of 100,763 people in attendance during their 2016 tour, A Head Full of Dreams. Even though that number is comparable to the 117,240 of the Music of the Spheres World Tour, it denotes the difference in attendance for the British Band’s visit 7 years ago and 1 year ago.
The US remains one of the most welcoming places of musical art compared to other parts of the world. This probably explains why Coldplay, alongside other popular artists that tour the world, seem to dedicate more dates to their fans located there.