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    Coldplay's Oracle dismisses the "MX / 10th October" release date rumour

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    August 11, 2011 - submitted by Laura, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle: I read somewhere that the release date of Coldplay's new album is going to be 10/10 or October 10th. I'm pretty sure this person just made that up based on the fact that MX in roman numerals is 1010. It does sound probable though. Is there any way this is true? Thanks! much love :)

    The Oracle replies:

    MX, as you say, means 1,010 in roman numerals but that's not ten ten to me; it's one thousand and ten which is completely different. The album isn't out on 10/10 or any other combination of those numbers. MX has nothing to do with numbers.

    August 11, 2011 - submitted by Keith, United States of America

    Q. Dear wise Oracle who knows all about Coldplay an other stuff, Do you go to all of Coldplay's concerts? Because I noticed that less questions were answered during Coldplay's performance day at Lollapalooza.

    The Oracle replies:

    Friday is Team Oracle day so taking the time zone into account for Lollapalooza, we were hurtling towards Saturday and I don't work weekends (apart from one day in Latin America when I forgot what day it was). I don't tour with the band. The only full tour I attended was the aforementioned Latin America tour in 2010. I've done many one - three day shows overseas too but I am not "needed" on the road so it doesn't make sense for me to go.


    August 11, 2011 - submitted by Alex, United States of America

    Q. In-ear or over-ear headphones? I can never decide...

    The Oracle replies:

    If I had the money, I'd opt for a high quality over ear. It's not ideal putting things inside your ear...


    August 10, 2011 - submitted by Luke, United States of America

    Q. In Lollapalooza's video of Fix You, around 19 seconds in, you can see a lady translating for the deaf. Was she with Lollapalooza or does she travel with Coldplay? There's just something incredibly wonderful about seeing a signer at a concert.

    The Oracle replies:

    There was indeed an American Sign Language interpreter at

    who signed during the performances but she does not travel with the band. Jenny (from USA) also asked if the song was dedicated to ET. It was actually BT, a friend of the band.


    August 10, 2011 - submitted by Evan, United States of America

    Q. If I theoretically won the lottery and had multi-million dollar winnings, would Coldplay come play in my backyard for 2 million dollars? That's like 3.5 million pounds! Sincerely a day-dreaming Coldplay fan.

    The Oracle replies:

    No, they wouldn't but theoretically, if you won that much on the lottery you could go to every concert they'd ever play wherever in the world...


    August 9, 2011 - submitted by Marielle, Canada

    Q. Hello Oracle, I was watching the news and saw that there is a riot in London. Is everything okay over there, what does the band think of it, what do you think of it?

    The Oracle replies:

    Everything is not ok but thank you for asking. I actually haven't spoken to the band but everyone is shocked and appalled by the rioting that is spreading to other areas of the U.K. Last night I was with a couple of people who work with the band and we'd got together for a catch-up. Before long we became aware of a young girl who was working in floods of tears. Not only were we watching it unfold on the news channel but we witnessed phone calls coming in with updates that the rioting was literally round the corner from us. It felt like we were in a very bad film. It still does feel like that...


    August 8, 2011 - submitted by Blair, United States of America

    Q. In the Archive videos where Mags joins Chris onstage in Oslo 19.09.08 what song was Chris singing?

    The Oracle replies:

    They were performing a-ha's classic hit




    August 8, 2011 - submitted by Jordan, United States of America

    Q. Hey all-knowing Oracle, I was looking for Coldplay videos on YouTube and found one of them doing a cover for Amy Winehouse's Rehab. Is it possible that you'll make that an actual track, or will we have to hope someone gets better sound quality when they record it at a concert?

    The Oracle replies:

    Coldplay didn't do a cover of Rehab per se, Chris just sang the chorus refrain at the start of Fix You at a couple of recent shows. You can see a clip in the latest 42 blog.


    August 4, 2011 - submitted by Emily, Mexico

    Q. Q. Hi Oracle! I know that Coldplay has a version of Billie Jean played at iHeartRadio, but at the beginning of the video Chris wrote their initials and above it a drawings like little faces? And what does the guys said at the first. It's something like: Guy: Hi we're Coldplay... And then I don't understand anything. Thanks Oracle!

    The Oracle replies:

    As the radio station is called iHeartRadio they are saying "I heart" as in I Love* followed by things they love. Shame we don't hear what Guy loves, as he's introducing the band but here's what they say: Guy - Hi, we're Coldplay; Chris - I heart table tennis; Jonny - I heart Sherlock Holmes; Will - I heart radio (technically it's not that Will necessarily loves radio, he's plugging the station!) * That image is a TOTAL co-incidence so please don't read anything into it. I found it rather amusing, that is all...


    August 4, 2011 - submitted by Lorenna, Brazil

    Q. Dear Oracle, Unfortunately, I didn't get tickets for the Rock in Rio Festival, in Rio de Janeiro, where Coldplay will perform on October 01. But there is a promotion of a brand of gum that can give you tickets to the Rock in Rio if you have a code that comes into their products. I really need to go to this festival and see Coldplay. Do you think I should try and participate in this promotion or it is waste of time? Thank you.

    The Oracle replies:

    If you like their brand of gum and have the money spare to buy it, sure, why not?

    There's saying, "you've got to be in it to win it" and I always add to that, "someone's got to win, why not me?" If everyone thought entering competitions was a waste of time, no-one would win anything. C'mon! Positive mental attitude Lorenna! You never know... it could be you.


    August 3, 2011 - submitted by Alex, United States of America

    Q. Dearest Oracle...I come to you frustrated by what I'm very sure is a fraud on Coldplay that people are actually believing. The page Mnemonics and Murals is claiming to be "someone on the inside" dishing out juicy information to hungry fans, when it seems likely to be fake. Would you please clarify to everyone that it's false information and to not get their hopes up, pretty please? Thanks for your time! PS- if it turns out by some chance that it's actually true...I'll eat my hat. Have a lovely day Oracle!

    The Oracle replies:

    At the moment we have a few hoax websites popping up. The one you mention isn't affiliated to the band in any way and neither is the MX site. Any facebook accounts you may come across are also bogus. The band members do NOT have personal facebook or twitter accounts so any that you see are false. I don't know why people think it's ok to pretend to be someone else. At the expense of others is also cruel not to mention essentially fraudulent.



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