LONDON (AFP) – Coldplay frontman Chris Martin stated Thursday (Dec 23) that the vastly profitable British band will cease recording in 2025, however will proceed to tour.
Coldplay, identified for hits reminiscent of Yellow and Clocks, launched their first studio album Parachutes in 2000.
They’ve since recorded eight extra, together with the latest Music of the Spheres, launched in October, which it’s taking up a world tour subsequent 12 months.
In a BBC radio interview to air Thursday night, Martin stated: “Our final correct document will come out in 2025, and after that I feel we’ll solely tour.” He added that the rock band, which shaped in 1997, may proceed to do “collaborative issues” however “the Coldplay catalogue, because it had been, finishes then”.
Programme host Jo Whiley stated she was “by no means fairly certain if he is joking”, following his touch upon the band’s exact schedule.
It comes after Martin instructed music journal NME in October that the band meant to cease after 12 albums.
“It is lots to pour the whole lot into making them,” he stated, referring to studio albums.
“I like it, and it is superb, but it surely’s very intense too.”
Followers expressed disappointment.
“Please do not cease making music. Each album you launch lifts someone, someplace”, Leigh Burrell commented on the band’s Fb web page, whereas Aaron Johnson from Manchester, wrote on a fan web page: “That is heartbreaking”.
Some questioned the finality of Martin’s resolution, nonetheless, with Billboard web site writing: “it’s most uncommon for a band to stop on making music whereas committing to touring once they’re nonetheless at or close to their prime, and few would make the decision 4 years out.”
Coldplay’s most up-to-date album Music of the Spheres shot straight to primary and was the UK’s quickest promoting this 12 months, in accordance with the Official Charts Firm.
All of the band’s earlier studio albums have additionally topped the charts.