Coldplay have already started work on their new album.
The band's frontman Chris Martin says the group are working on tracks for the next LP, a follow-up to last year's Mylo Xyloto, and laughed off reports they were going to have a three-year break.
"I've been writing songs and I'm so fired up about the band's future. I'm fortunate to do what I do and no way do I want to stop. This three-year break idea only came about because I said at a gig in Australia that we might not be back there for three years. That's probably true, but that's just how a world tour works. No chance are we taking a three-year break," he said.
Coldplay will take a three year break from touring.
The British band's frontman Chris Martin made the announcement as they finished the Australian leg of their world tour in Brisbane on Wednesday, but admitted to some doubts about the hiatus. "This is the last big show for three years or so. I don't want to stop," he said.
The group have three dates left on their current world tour, including a concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on December 29 followed by two shows at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn although they have hinted they are already working on a new album.
Speaking about their last record, 2011's Mylo Xyloto, Chris promised fans the new release will be easier to pronounce: "The next one we're releasing is much easier to pronounce." When pressed further about what the next album will be called, Chris said, "I can't tell you that."
Coldplay closed the Paralympic Games last night. The "Paradise" group performed a 15 song set at the closing ceremony of the games at the Olympic Stadium in London.
The group took to the stage with "Us Against the World" before launching into one of their most recognizable anthems, "Yellow." Later in the set the band - Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion - were joined by Rihanna for their single "Princess of China." After her first guest spot they performed "Strawberry Swing" with The British Paraorchestra, before Rihanna returned for a rendition of her single "We Found Love."
Jay-Z will perform at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony.
The rapper is set to join Coldplay and his protege Rihanna at the event in London on Sunday after the British band's frontman Chris Martin approached him. "Jay-Z and Chris Martin are close friends so he helped to get the rapper on board. They are putting together a spectacular set list - one likely to include a duet. It's going to be one hell of a show and fans of both artists will be trying to get tickets. The Paralympics has exceeded all expectation and, like the rest of the world, Jay-Z has been blown away by their bravery and athleticism. This will be a concert like no other and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever," a source said.
Speaking previously about the event, Chris said the band were "honored" to have been chosen. "Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honor for us. Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved," Chris explained.
Coldplay are struggling to make substitutions in their gig setlists because their performances have been "killer."
The "Paradise" hitmakers - Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland - are experiencing a "good problem" during their US tour in that they are unsure where to make changes from gig to gig because each show has been a "total belter."
"The fellas are clearly having a properly great time - and the shows have been total belters as a result. San Jose were a pretty damn loud crowd. Perhaps it's been like this every night and I just spent more time with my earpieces out, taking it all in. They're most definitely in the zone right now. There have been tinkerings, though with some possible setlist additions in soundchecks. One of the Viva album tracks that only got a rare live outing has had a workout. I really hope it makes it back into the setlist, it's one of my all time favorite Coldplay live tracks (particularly the ending when Jonny goes off into full on guitar hero territory). They also played around with something from a long way back. It's all a sign of a band very much alive and enjoying themselves. The possibilities keep appearing left and right for great additions, but the set right now is so killer that it's tough to work out where to make substitutions. I'd call that a good problem to have," Coldplay's roadie revealed on their blog.
"It's just something that we thought looked really good but everywhere we go around the world people pronounce it in the most crazy ways and we're beginning to regret it now."
- Coldplay's Chris Martin admits that the band might not have made the best choice when naming their latest album, Mylo Xyloto.
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Coldplay joked it was "like playing for their family" at an intimate gig in London last night. The "Paradise" band played at the 500-capacity Camden Dingwalls venue for the first time since 1998, when they had just released their debut Safety EP.
During the set lead singer Chris Martin told the crowd, "This is like playing for our family. It's so f***ing small. I've got more cousins than this! We're used to lasers and posh stuff, and now we've got nothing but our instruments and our handsome bass player."
As the band - completed by Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - took to the stage, opening their set with new song "Hurts Like Heaven" from their Mylo Xyloto album, things got off to a shaky stage, as the band made a couple of mistakes. "This is worse than 14 years ago. We f***ed that up as well. Come on, we're a professional band for f**k's sake," Chris joked.
The show saw the band perform against a graffiti inspired backdrop and was attended by lucky fans picked from 60,000 who had applied for the free tickets.
Coldplay have announced their new album will be called Mylo Xyloto. The "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" band have announced the album will be released on October 24, preceded by a second single, "Paradise," which will come out on September 21.
A post on the group's website showed the graffiti inspired cover of the album, with handwritten text underneath reading, "Hello Everybody, we have finished our new album, it's called Mylo Xyloto. We hope you like it and we hope you are well. The letter is then signed by the band members - Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion- and their manager, Phil Harvey. It reads, 'Love from Chris, Will, Guy, Phil and Jonny. P.S. it is pronounced 'MY-lo Zy-leto.'"
They later Tweeted what appeared to be the names of more of the songs on the record, writing, "Weird sense of relief announcing 'Mylo Xyloto' and release date. 'Paradise', 'Up in flames', 'Princess of China' - let's get em out there! (sic)."
Although we’ve already seen Gwyneth Paltrow in the trailer for Country Strong, this is the first time we’ve her perform the title song out of character.
In the film to be released on later this year, the Oscar winner plays Kelly Canter, a troubled musician who tries to get her career back (a la Crazy Heart). Real-life country singer Tim McGraw, who plays Paltrow’s husband in the film, also duets with Paltrow—on a tune written by Paltrow’s real-life husband.
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Pals Jay-Z and Chris Martin have made plans to ring in 2011 together.
On December 31, the rapper will join Coldplay for a double-billing in Las Vegas. That’s when the acts will headline their own sets at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Never heard of the Cosmpolitan? Well, that’s because the casino/resort doesn’t even open until December 15.
The musical event, which will be broadcast on the hotel’s large marquee, is considered part of a three-day, invitation-only celebration.
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