Metallica, Coldplay, Springsteen, Styles and The Weeknd, live in 2023

2023 will be more than ever a year of stadium concerts in Spain with the celebration of enormous shows by international stars such as Metallica, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Styles, Rammstein or The Weeknd.

That will be between spring and summer, but the first months will not be exempt from the visit of foreign figures such as the Canadian Michael Bublé, who will lull his audience to sleep on January 30 at the Wizink Center in Madrid and on February 1 at the Palau Sant Jordan from Barcelona.

Pixies will stop there on March 9 to present their new album, “Doggerel”, which they will take to the Wizink Center a day later. That same sequence, but 24 hours later, will be repeated by the British Lewis Capaldi.

Robbie Williams will make a double stop at Palau Sant Jordi on March 24 and 25, after young Yungblud (12) and veteran Roger Waters (21), who will also take his farewell tour to the old Sports Palace from Madrid on the 23rd and 24th.

On March 31, he will take over on that stage from Eros Ramazzotti, who will travel to Barcelona on April 2. His countrymen from Maneskin will also offer a performance there on April 11.

Metallica, Coldplay, Springsteen, Styles and The Weeknd, live in 2023
Bruce Springsteen in concert. EFE/EPA/Claudio Peri

stadium concert year

The calendar intensifies with the arrival of Sprinsteen at the Olympic Stadium on April 28 and 30 with all the tickets sold.

The one that was the great stage of the 1992 Olympic Games will host more important events in the following weeks, such as the four Coldplay concerts in Spain on May 24, 25, 27 and 28 with the same box office success as the Boss.

There Harry Styles will also take his “Love On Tour” on July 12 (on July 14 he will travel to the new Mad Cool space in Madrid) and just a few days later he will share with the Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid the first visit to Spain on tour by Canadian The Weeknd . It will be on the 18th in the capital and on the 20th in Barcelona.

The house of Atlético de Madrid will also enjoy some exclusive events, such as the concert by the Germans Rammstein on June 23 and, above all, Metallica’s ambitious “tour” on July 12 and 14 with their first album in 6 years. .

Elton John, The Who and other idols

The list of notable concerts by old music stars does not end there. In May, for example, Ozzy Osbourne together with Judas Priest as opening act will storm the Wizink Center on the 10th; Elton John will do the same on the 22nd of that month with his farewell tour at the Palau Sant Jordi, where he will also play The Who on June 14 and Iron Maiden on July 18.

That same month, another legend. Rod Stewart will perform on the 12th at the Wizink Center, on the 20th at the Murcia bullring, on the 21st at the Starlite festival in Marbella (Málaga) and on the 22nd as part of the Concert Music Festival in Chiclana (Cádiz).

With less seniority but a lot of public pull, both the Americans Maroon 5 (June 15 at the old Palacio de Deporte in Madrid and 16 at the Palau Sant Jordi) and Arctic Monkeys will be presented, with whom they are considered one of the best albums of 2022, «The car». The British will only go through the Wizink Center but on a double date, on July 10 and 11.

To all this offer, we must also add another great harvest of festivals that will bring the talent of Blur, Kendrick Lamar and Rosalía (in Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, which will be dubbed for the first time with another venue in Madrid), Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Queens of The Stone Age, Sam Smith or Red Hot Chili Peppers (in Mad Cool) and Florence + The Machine and The Chemical Brothers (in Bilbao BBK Live), to name a few.

Metallica, Coldplay, Springsteen, Styles and The Weeknd, live in 2023
The singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina. EFE/kai forsterling

Sabina returns to the stage

It will not be a weak year either for great national figures such as Joaquín Sabina, who, “Against all odds”, will return to the stage three years after his fatal fall from one of them. In Spain it will start on April 20 at the Gran Canaria Arena in Las Palmas and, among many other cities, it will pass on May 23 and 25 at the place from which it fell into the pit, the Wizink Center.

Alejandro Sanz will resume the “Sanz en vivo” tour next summer with a new series of concerts that will go through 14 cities since it started on June 3 at the Navarra Arena in Pamplona.

Other stars will begin tours with recently released albums, such as Pablo Alborán (from May 20 at the Marenostrum in Fuengirola, in Malaga), Vanesa Martín (from May 27 at the Murcia bullring) or Manuel Carrasco (from May 1 July at the Iberoamericano Stadium in Huelva and, after the “record” attendance of 2022, with a double tour of the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville on June 2 and 3).

Some will test themselves with large crowds, such as Jorge Drexler, who will debut at the Wizink Center on January 28, or Bad Gyal, who will do so on February 17, before traveling to Palau Sant Jordi on February 11.

And you cannot forget the long-awaited first “tour” of Quevedo, the canary who, thanks to “Quédate”, conquered Spotify’s world number 1 for 7 weeks a year. It will be at the Gran Canaria Arena on March 11, at the Wizink Center on May 5 and at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona on May 12.

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Metallica, Coldplay, Springsteen, Styles and The Weeknd, live in 2023

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