- Over 120,000 fans attending sold-out Coldplay
shows at Optus Stadium over two nights
- Tens of millions of dollars injected into the WA
economy by tens of thousands of
- Australian-exclusive Perth leg of record-breaking
Music Of The Spheres World Tour delivered by the WA Government in partnership
with Live Nation and VenuesLive
More than 60,000 fans are set to gather at Optus Stadium in Perth tonight for
the second of Coldplay’s Australian-exclusive Music Of
The Spheres World Tour concerts.
The sold-out show follows
last night’s incredible Saturday evening concert, which was a major success and
impressed a crowd of local, national and international attendees.
Roughly 30 per cent of
tickets were sold to out-out-state visitors, and those tens of thousands of
fans have travelled to Western Australia for the event, injecting tens of millions
of dollars into the WA economy in a major tourism coup, with final figures to
be released in the coming months.
The Major and Regional
Events Program, supported by the State Government, collectively injected millions
of dollars into the local economy last financial year, delivering a major boost
for WA hospitality, tourism and entertainment businesses.
The Music Of The Spheres
World Tour has sold more than nine million tickets across Europe, North
America, Latin America, Asia and Australia since it began in March 2022.
Coldplay sold more
concert tickets than any other artist last year as the band broke attendance
records around the world.
Comments attributed to Premier Roger Cook:
fantastic to see a crowd of more than 60,000 fans come together at Optus
Stadium last night to enjoy a memorable night of ‘Music Of The Spheres’, and
fans are sure to be wowed again tonight at the second of Coldplay’s
“Each of Coldplay’s
Perth concerts has attracted tens of thousands of interstate and overseas
visitors to Western Australia – this is fantastic news for our pubs, bars,
restaurants and hotels that are already very busy this weekend.
“My Government is proud
to have brought Coldplay to Perth and delivered a major boost to local Coldplay
fans, the WA tourism and hospitality industry and the State’s economy more
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:
“It’s an incredible time
to be in Perth right now, and these two Australian-exclusive concerts secured
by our Government have certainly delivered for Western Australia.
“Our local restaurants,
hotels, bars, retail outlets and other small businesses are seeing tens of millions
of dollars being spent this weekend, as travellers from near and far descend on
Perth to see this iconic band play live.
“We make no secret of our
ambition to become the fastest growing events destination in the South East
Asian region, and these concerts have only added to our increasing list of
credentials in landing and delivering these major blockbuster events.”
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
“Coldplay is one of the
biggest names in music, and the feverish excitement we’ve seen in Perth over
the past few days only reinforces how huge it is for our State to have them
stadium concerts also provide a fantastic opportunity to keep building on our
reputation as an ideal destination for hosting large-scale music, culture and