DUBAI: VOX Cinemas will be screening Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour live from Buenos Aires across its cinemas in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon on Oct. 29.
The screening will also feature a guest appearance by Jin, a member of the popular Korean band BTS.
The one-night event will have the cinemas feature lights, lasers, fireworks and cinematography directed by acclaimed BAFTA-winning and Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale.
“We are excited to broadcast Coldplay’s sold-out concert from Argentina across our cinemas in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon and bring the spectacle to life with cutting-edge audiovisual technology, an immersive atmosphere and a wide array of F&B to complement the overall experience,” Mohamed Al-Hashemi, country head at Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment, Cinemas and Lifestyle in Saudi Arabia, told Arab News.
The event will see Coldplay hits being played through the night and will also feature Jin’s first-ever live performance of the new track “The Astronaut” co-written by Coldplay.
The “Music of the Spheres” world tour kicked off earlier this year in March.
Coldplay members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Phil Harvey and Will Champion have traveled across Latin America, North America and Europe, and are set to end their six-month world tour with a live broadcast from Buenos Aires. This marks the first-ever live worldwide cinema broadcast of a concert from Latin America, according to VOX Cinemas.
“At VOX Cinemas, we are dedicated to showing a diverse selection of premium content including major blockbusters as well as live concerts and sporting events as part of our alternate content programming,” added Al-Hashemi.
The cinema company has previously screened concerts including Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” tour and BTS’ “Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul.” Tickets for the latter sold out within 30 minutes in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, according to the company.
Regular tickets are now available for AED55/SR80 ($21.28) and AED65/SR90 ($23.94) for premium ones.
The broadcast will start at 5:30 p.m. in Saudi and 6:30 p.m. in the UAE with a run time of 165 minutes.