Coldplay Is Going on a Three-Year Hiatus, Thankfully

David Wagner
The Atlantic Wire
Coldplay Is Going on a Three-Year Hiatus, Thankfully

"This is the last big show for three years or so," Chris Martin told an Australian audience, hinting that the band will be giving themselves—and our ears—a much-needed break from all that earnest falsetto and twinkly piano.

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Their show Wednesday night in Brisbane wrapped up the Australian leg of their tour. And after they play Connecticut and a pair of shows in Brooklyn next month (one with Jay-Z on New Year's), they have no more concerts lined up. Martin's remarks fall short of a break-up announcement. What, you didn't think they would quit when the money just keeps rolling in, did you? They could just be allotting a generous window to work on their next record. But for anyone who's heard "Princess of China" one too many times, the news probably brings a sigh of relief.