Coldplay announce New Zealand return for Music of the Spheres tour

Coldplay are to return to New Zealand for the first time in eight years for a one-off show.

The group has announced it will play Auckland's Eden Park on November 13, 2024 as part of its Music of the Spheres world tour.

It will mark the first time Chris Martin and the band have toured New Zealand since 2016.

The Music of the Spheres world tour began in March 2022, and since then the band have played to more than seven million fans, which organiser Live Nation say is more than any tour since the pandemic.

Tickets go on sale on December 1 and the group have announced a "limited number" of lower priced tickets will go on sale at a later date.

The "Infinity Tickets" will cost $32 per ticket and are part of the group's push to make their tour more accessible to fans at an affordable price.

They are restricted to a maximum of two tickets per purchaser, and must be bought in pairs (which will be located next to each other).

In May this year, fans were angry the group had announced tour dates in Australia but not in New Zealand.

The band sparked outrage revealing gigs in Perth in November, but not New Zealand.

In March 2022, Coldplay appeared to hint at coming to New Zealand later that year by releasing a Spotify Canvas that displayed a coded message along with footage of them performing live.

The short video was attached to a 2014 live performance of 'Magic' at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, which was tweeted from the band's Alien Radio FM account.

In it, characters of Coldplay's own Kaotican Alphabet which were displayed that were translated by fans to spell out: "AU NZ 2022".

The group last played Aotearoa in 2016 as part of the Head Full of Dreams tour.