Jakarta, IO – The long wait endured by Coldplay’s Indonesian fans before they can watch their idol live is ending. The London-based band has officially announced their Asia and Australia tour schedule, including Jakarta as one of the cities they will be visiting on 15 November 2023.
“The band have today announced their hugely anticipated return to Asia and Australia with a special run of stadium shows in November 2023, as part of the record-breaking Music of The Spheres World Tour. The dates feature Coldplay’s first Tokyo shows since 2017, their first ever dates in Kaohsiung, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and a special one-off performance in Perth (their first in Western Australia since 2009),” Coldplay declared in their official webpage, coldplay.com.
The Primary Stadium of the Gelora Bung Karno Sporting Complex, Jakarta, is the planned venue for Coldplay’s debut concert in Indonesia. Two local promoters, PK Entertainment and Third Eye Management, are responsible for bringing Chris Martin and co. to our country. Fans can buy tickets to the “Coldplay Music of the Spheres World Tour” in two periods. In their official Instagram account @pkentertainmentid, PK Entertainment announced that the first period, the “Pre-sale”, will be on 17-18 May 2023. The second period, the “Public Sale”, will be on 19 May 2023. “Tickets are available exclusively on coldplayinjakarta.com,” they declared.
After the concert announcement was made, Third Eye Management uploaded a video of the four Coldplay members greeting their Indonesian fans on the promoter’s official Instagram account, @temgmt: “Hello, apa kabar, how are you everybody watching in Indonesia? We’re so excited to announce our first show in your beautiful country. We’ll be in Indonesia, in Jakarta on November the 15th. And we really hope we see some of you there. Thank you,” vocalist Chris Martin declared.
The “Music of the Spheres World Tour” started last year with great fanfare in Costa Rica. The band has decided to promote the idea of “sustainability”, declaring the efforts they are making to reduce the carbon tracks of their concert and contribute to the safety of the planet’s environment. “We pledge to make our Music of The Spheres Tour as sustainable and low-carbon as possible, guided by three key principles: Reduce, Reinvent, and Restore,” Coldplay declared in the initial release about the event.
“Reduce” means cutting their carbon dioxide emission by 50% and recycling extensively. “Reinvent” expresses their support and use of new, green technologies that will ensure that their concerts will be sustainable and low-carbon emissions. They are using new formulas that replace dangerous chemicals for their pyrotechnics and confetti-throwing during the concert. Xylobands, or the glowing bracelets they used in previous concerts, are replaced with PixMob, which has the same function but are safer for the environment. As for “Restore”, “We make the tour as environmentally beneficial as possible by funding a portfolio of nature- and technology-based projects and by drawing down significantly more CO2 than the tour produces,” Coldplay declared. (yas)