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Coldplay plan to stop making music in 2025: “The catalogue finishes then”

Although Jo Whiley said Martin might be joking

By Ella Kemp

Coldplay are playing London's O2 Shepherd Bush
Coldplay (Picture: James Marcus Haney)

Coldplay are planning on stopping making music after 2025, Chris Martin has confirmed.

The “huge revelation” was shared with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley, as part of a special interview going live tomorrow (December 23) at 7pm.

Whiley teased the interview with Martin on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show today (December 22) and shared a clip in which Martin made the Coldplay announcement.

“Well I know I can tell you: our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” Martin said.

“Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things but the Coldplay catalogue as it were finishes then.”

However, Whiley told Ball she’s not sure if Martin is joking about the bombshell announcement.

“He’s going to be a DJ for the night. We play Christmas songs, we talk about Christmas past, what it’s like at the moment and the future too,” Whiley said.

“He’s always very funny and I’m never quite sure if he’s joking or being deadly serious. Towards the end of the time we spent together he shared something pretty honest and pretty intimate which was a huge revelation.”

Earlier this month, Coldplay cancelled two live shows after several positive COVID tests in the band’s touring party.

In a statement on social media, Coldplay said: “We send our love to the individuals affected and wish them a swift recovery.

“We’re so sorry to cancel at the last minute and apologise to everyone concerned. Thank you as ever for your support.”