Coldplay in H-Town

Coldplay plans to bring big stadium show with lasers, love, and good vibes to Houston

Coldplay plans to bring big stadium show with good vibes to Houston

Coldplay, Chris Martin, Toyota Center, June 2012
Chris Martin and Coldplay have a date in Houston in 2017. Photo by Chinh Phan

Coldplay is coming to Houston.

The multi-Grammy-winning band, which performed in a large concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in August, has decided to return to Texas with a new run of North American stadium and arena shows on  its “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour." The new dates also include the band's first Canadian appearance in five years.

Led by lead singer Chris Martin, Coldplay will perform at NRG Stadium on August 25, 2017. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 15, at 10 am an the Live Nation website. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning today (October 10) at noon Houston time through Citi's Private Pass Program.

The “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour,” which launched in March, has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the U.S. and Europe The tour travels to Australia and New Zealand in December.

Reviewing the Arlington concert, CultureMap music critic Jane Howze wrote:

Over the next two hours, the band performed 23 songs, eight of which were from the most recent album, A Head Full of Dreams. In addition to the main stage and a 50-yard runway which Martin dashed up and down throughout the night with a Texas flag flapping off his pants, the band performed three quieter songs on the end of the runway, including a moving version of "Magic," the best selling single of their 2014 Ghost Stories album.  

Coldplay previously played in Houston in 2012 with multiple dates at the Toyota Center.