Coldplay Hints At Three-Year Break From ‘Big Shows’
Coldplay hinted during their last show in Brisbane, Australia, that the huge, open-air event will likely be the last we see of the band for the next three years.
The band, who has received a mass of fans since their debut album Parachutes in 2008, hinted at the break in Australia, despite recently teasing fans about their new album title, reports The Sun. Frontman Chris Martin told the crowd:
“This is the last big show for three years or so. I don’t want to stop.”
Despite hinting at the break, Coldplay spoke two days before on Australian radio station 2dayfm, saying that their next album will be much easier to pronounce than their latest record, Mylo Xyloto, notes NME.com.
The group has been traveling on their latest tour since October 2011, making it understandable that they would want to take some time off to spend with their loved ones.
Along the Mylo Xyloto tour, they were given the opportunity to perform at the Olympics, along with fellow US stars Jay-Z and Rihanna. Drummer Will Champion stated in a recent interview how he suffered from nightmares on the tour. He explained:
“We were in Las Vegas and I got a call to say one of my kids was in hospital. That’s when it’s tough being on the road away from your family.”
Despite officially closing their Mylo Xyloto tour in Australia, Coldplay will still play a pair of shows with Jay-Z in the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. The shows are scheduled for December 30 and New Year’s Eve.
Are you sad to hear that Coldplay will be taking a three-year break from major tours?