MUSIC: The group Coldplay will stop playing music in 2025.

Chris Mar­tin made the announce­ment on Radio 2 on Wednes­day, in a clip before his Christ­mas show with Jo Whiley on the same chan­nel Thurs­day night.

“Our last real record will be released in 2025, and after that I think we’re only going to tour,” he said.

“And maybe we’ll do things togeth­er, but the Cold­play cat­a­log, so to speak, ends then.”

Whiley told fel­low DJ Zoe Ball on her break­fast show that while Mar­tin is “dis­arm­ing­ly hon­est” in inter­views, she is also “nev­er quite sure if he’s jok­ing or is extreme­ly. serious “.

How­ev­er, on this occa­sion, his final com­ments are con­sis­tent with what he said about the release of his band’s ninth stu­dio album, Music Of The Spheres, which went straight to num­ber one ear­li­er this year.

Mar­tin told NME in Octo­ber that they plan to do 12 albums [three more] and then quit. But his last con­ver­sa­tion with Whiley is appar­ent­ly his first date.

He also told Absolute Radio that he envi­sions his band as a tour­ing actor “like the [Rolling] Stones, it will be so cool if we can still tour in the late 70s.”

“It will be won­der­ful if any­one wants to come,” he noted.

Cold­play fans have respond­ed to the news on forums like Red­dit. “I did­n’t enjoy any of their stuff after [fourth album] Viva La Vida, but what a career they had,” one fan not­ed. “I real­ly think they left their mark on the music in a pos­i­tive way.”

“They’ll be back in 2030 for more mon­ey with a new drum­mer or gui­tarist etc like every oth­er big band before them,” anoth­er suggested.

“They don’t have to stop,” some­one else urged. “They just need to play music until Viva La Vida. Then leave the rest to the bad commercials.”

Anoth­er Twit­ter user respond­ed to the neg­a­tive com­ments online about the group, say­ing, “Remem­ber they’ve raised thou­sands of dol­lars for sev­er­al char­i­ties, had sev­er­al sold-out shows around the world (and are expect­ed to have anoth­er in 2022) and are some of the nicest. heart­ed and self­less peo­ple on this earth. Don’t be ugly. ”

Speak­ing to the BBC recent­ly, con­duc­tor Mar­tin said their next tour will be pow­ered in part by a dance floor that gen­er­ates elec­tric­i­ty as fans jump up and down and cycle around the venue.

It’s part of a 12-point plan to reduce their car­bon foot­print, two years after the group pledged not to shoot until it could do so in a more sus­tain­able way.

Mar­tin said fans will be on a “kinet­ic floor”. “When they move, they fuel the con­cert,” he told BBC enter­tain­ment cor­re­spon­dent Col­in Pater­son. “And we also have bikes that do the same.”

Cold­play has had sev­er­al per­for­mances, includ­ing their sched­uled show at the Cap­i­tal Jin­gle Bell Ball in Lon­don this month due to pos­i­tive Covid tests dur­ing their tour. They were nom­i­nat­ed for Band of the Year and Best Rock / Alter­na­tive Group at the Brit Awards in Feb­ru­ary 2022.

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