After months of speculation, Climate Pledge Arena is excited to announce its grand opening act will be seven-time Grammy award-winning band, Coldplay.
A dazzling rooftop light show revealed that the band will play its first arena show in nearly five years on Friday, October 22nd to officially open Seattle’s new home of live music and events. The show takes place exactly one week after the release of Coldplay’s hotly anticipated ninth album, Music Of The Spheres, which is out October 15th. The concert will be produced by Live Nation.
Support will come from Grammy-nominated twin sisters, We Are KING, who are also featured on the band’s upcoming album.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 15th at 10 a.m. PST for this one-time-only concert. Amazon Music is also bringing the show to fans around the world through a livestream on Prime Video for all customers with or without a Prime membership; on Twitch; and on the Amazon Music app.
In June 2020, Amazon secured the naming rights to the arena and elected to call it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action. The arena will be the first net Zero Carbon Certified arena in the world operating on 100% renewable energy. It will also be a functionally zero waste building from day one and will be eliminating all single-use plastics by 2024.
“We’ve embarked on what some may say was an impossible journey to turn this historic landmark into a world-class net Zero Carbon certified arena that’s first of its kind,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. “This is why we’re so excited to have Coldplay who wholeheartedly believes in and supports sustainability efforts, be the first to play in the building for what will be a night to remember.”
“Last year, Amazon secured the naming rights to the historic arena originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, and named it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the importance of fighting climate change,” said Kara Hurst, vice president of worldwide sustainability at Amazon. “We are excited to see this building come to life as a beacon for climate action, and look forward to welcoming Coldplay for a special night filled with hope and optimism.”
The concert will be the first public show at Climate Pledge Arena as a part of a weeklong opening celebration across the Seattle Center Campus. Other opening week festivities include:
- VenuesNow Conference hosted by Oak View Group on October 21st -22nd
- Climate Pledge Arena Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 21st
- Coldplay, The Global Grand Opening of Climate Pledge Arena on October 22nd
- Seattle Kraken’s inaugural home game during their first season on October 23rd
- A Climate Pledge Arena community open house and the Amazon Harvest Market presented by The Climate Pledge on October 24th
Additional opening week details and events will be shared in the coming month.