The biggest hints yet that Coldplay are returning to tour Australia and New Zealand have dropped today. 

A mysterious Spotify link from the band’s Alien Radio FM Twitter account took fans to their Ghost Stories Live 2014 album and to one teasing song in particular: ‘Magic’ performed live at Enmore Theatre in Sydney that year.

Live Nation Australia then shared the tweet and pointed people to an official waitlist for the band. “Do you want to be the first to find out when Coldplay is touring Australia & New Zealand?” the website asks. “Sign up to the waitlist below and let us know where you’d like to see them perform.”

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In other words, the cat is definitively out of the bag. Fans soon lapped up the cryptic hints, with Coldplay Xtra seemingly cracking the code which was written in Coldplay’s fictional ‘Kaotican’ language (see below).

Coldplay are currently on their Music of the Spheres World Tour, with Oceania being the only leg not confirmed yet. The tour is in support of the British rockers ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, which topped the charts in Australia, the U.K., and reached number four on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The last time Coldplay came to Australia and New Zealand was in 2016 on their A Head Full of Dreams Tour. Supported by Jess Kent and Lianne La Havas, they played huge arena shows in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Their current tour is set to kick off in Costa Rica’s San José on March 18th 2022. Chris Martin and co. then have shows consistently for the rest of the year before the tour currently ends in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on October 29th 2022. That means an Oceania leg could be expected to take place in the final months of the year.

We’ll keep you posted with further updates on Coldplay’s visit to Australia and New Zealand, but make sure to sign up for Live Nation Australia’s waitlist to find out exactly when they’ll be touring here.

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