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Coldplay may be taking three years off from the road after completing its current tour dates, according to New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz and Billboard. The British quartet performed at a stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday night (November 21st), where frontman Chris Martin told the crowd of 52,000, "This is the last big show for three years or so. I don't want to stop."
Coldplay has been on the road since October 2011 in support of its fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto.
The group doesn't intend to go away permanently, and in fact Martin made a vague reference to their next album in a recent interview.
But drummer Will Champion may have suggested why the band wants a break from touring in the recently released Live 2012 concert film, saying in an interview, "We were in Las Vegas and I got a call to say one of my kids was in hospital. That's when it's tough being on the road and away from your family."
Coldplay still has three U.S. shows on its schedule at the end of next month, including two at Brooklyn, New York's Barclay Center on December 30th and 31st, the latter a co-headlining event with Jay Z.
There are also Latin American shows booked for February 2013, but Coldplay's schedule is clear beyond that.