On his first visit to Lima six years ago,
Coldplay gave only one concert. This time, the band led by Chris Martin has scheduled two concerts. The demand was so great that the tickets sold out, and the organizers had to open more areas and offer infinity tickets to cover it.
Coldplay is at its peak, but
Chris Martin He has been saying since 2008 that he feels they are about to make their last album. Since then, they have released five and the last one was “Music of the spheres”, which they promote in these two concerts in Lima.
Martin’s latest statements say that they still have about three more discographies and that in 2025 they will finally stop making music. Therefore, we review here how many times the vocalist has said that Coldplay will retire.
Coldplay concert would be in Peruvian theaters. Photo: composition LR/La República/YouTube/Coldplay
In 2008, after “Viva la vida”
In 2008, Coldplay released their acclaimed album Viva la vida or death and all his friends, on which Chris Martin’s band worked with producer Brian Eno (famous for his collaborations with David Bowie, U2 and Talking Heads).
After releasing that album, the vocalist stated the following to Bang Showbiz: “I’m 31 now and I don’t think bands should go past 33. So we’re trying to do as much as possible. Until the end of next year, we will try in every way.”
In 2011, after “Mylo xyloto”
Three years after “Viva la Vida”, Coldplay released “Mylo xyloto”, and Chris Martin reiterated his feelings about his career. “I always feel like every record is the last, but, right now, I’m at the stage where I really mean it. I just can’t imagine how we would do another one, because we’ve given it our all,” he told Billboard.
In 2014, before the release of “A head full of dreams”
You start to see a pattern. Whenever Coldplay finishes recording an album, Chris Martin feels that it is the end point of his career. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the vocalist reveals a bit of his mindset as he records each new album.
“It’s our seventh thing. It’s like the last Harry Potter book or something. Not to say there won’t be something else someday, but this is the completion of something. I have to think of it as if it were the end of what we do, otherwise we would not give all of ourselves to it, “he acknowledged for the radio.
In 2016, between albums
The longest period he had
Coldplay without releasing an album was from 2014 to 2019, when they finally released “Everyday life”. Maybe that’s why Chris Martin said on Zane Lowe’s show in the middle of that period: “I’d be surprised if there was another mainstream Coldplay album. I feel like we’re right where we’re supposed to be right now. I feel like this is the final chapter of something. I keep it”.
Coldplay prepares for a concert in Lima. Photo: Coldplay/Facebook
That might have seemed like the end, but then
Coldplay I would release “Everyday life” and, most recently, “Music of the spheres”.
However, Martin’s latest statements give a more exact figure for his end. “This is not a joke; this is true. I think after 12 [discos], that will be the end of our catalog”, he told Absolute Radio. Then, for BBC Radio 2, the Coldplay vocalist broke the news that his last album would be out in 2025 and that after that they would only tour.