Chris Martin, the lead singer of famous band Coldplay, announced in an interview with BBC Radio this week that the band will stop recording music as a group in 2025.
Coldplay recently released their ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, two months ago. The album went straight to number one earlier this year upon its release. Although Martin announced there may not be anymore music coming from the band, they still intend on touring and sharing their work with the world.
“Our last proper record will come out in 2025, and after that I think we will only tour, and maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalogue, as it were, finishes then.”
Jo Whiley, who interviewed Martin when he made the announcement, discussed how while the lead singer is “disarmingly honest,” she never is “sure if he’s joking or being deadly serious.”
Martin, however, has previously told other media outlets that the band intends to stop recording music as well. Back in October he discussed with NME Magazine how the band was planning on releasing three more albums to bring their total up to 12, however, this is the first time he put an actual date on the end point of Coldplay’s journey.
“Well, we knew the day would come sometime. I guess I was just in denial and hoping it would be longer. It’s the first time they’ve put a date on it … Here’s to the last 3 albums!” fan Thomas Rowson tweeted in response to the news.
Back in October Coldplay announced a world tour that would benefit a range of initiatives as a means of mitigating the environmental impact touring can have. The band promised to cut their personal CO2 emissions by 50% when compared to their major 2016-17 tour.
The band intends on using almost entirely renewable energy to power the stage show for their upcoming tour, which is currently set to begin in August of next year. The tour will also include a “kinetic floor” to harness the energy of fans.
The stage will also be made up of renewable materials including solar panels, and all battery and main power will be drawn from renewable sources.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.