In keeping with the cosmic vibe of their upcoming ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres (Oct. 15), Coldplay will blast their fans into the stratosphere during an immersive two-day event they’ve dubbed “The Atmospheres.”
According to NME, the event produced in conjunction with Amazon Music will take place at four venues, including Principal Place in London, inside what a press release said is a “custom-built installation [where] fans will be transported to The Spheres – the distant solar system that plays host to the band’s latest album, where each of the twelve tracks is twinned with a different planet.
The five-minute journey will also unfold in New York at Vanderbilt Hall, the Omotesando Hills Main Building B3F in Tokyo and Bikini Berlin Terrace in Berlin. In a statement, the band explained, ““We’re excited to partner with Amazon Music to bring Music of the Spheres to life. The Atmospheres will take fans on a trip through The Spheres and into the heart of the album.”
The sensory journey is intended to “recreate the alien worlds at the heart of the album” and will allow fans to “create their own alien language messages, snap selfies in the augmented reality photobooth, and even help to power the experience through bespoke kinetic walkways. The experience will be soundtracked by album highlight, ‘People of the Pride’, mixed in Dolby Atmos, and accompanied by exclusive 360 visuals.” Click here for information on how to sign up for The Atmospheres beginning on Friday (Oct. 8).
Coldplay will play a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden next week, during which they will play songs from the new album, with their recently released Selena Gomez single, “Let Somebody Go,” slated to make its television debut. Coldplay topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 2008 this week with their new BTS collab, “My Universe.” The song is also BTS’ first time topping Billboard‘s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, while Coldplay notch its second leader on the list.
“My Universe” debuts atop the tally dated Oct. 9 with 11.5 million U.S. streams, 5.5 million radio audience impressions and sales of 127,000 downloads and physical singles combined in the Sept. 24-30 tracking week, according to MRC Data.