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    Coldplay's Oracle on the Japanese earthquake and the Fuji Rock festival

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (over 1900 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    March 14, 2011 - submitted by Jay, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, will the devastating Japanese earthquake affect the Fuji Festival?

    The Oracle replies:

    Right now all our thoughts are with the people of Japan and all who are affected by the tragic events. It will no doubt have ongoing repercussions around the world let alone the rest of the country. It's all I can say as honestly, it's too soon to be commenting or thinking of such things. I personally hope that the festival will still go ahead because whatever happens, Japan needs as much joy as is possible after such an horrendous hell to endure.

    March 14, 2011 - submitted by Ricky, United Kingdom

    Q. Hey Oracle. I've heard a rumour that Coldplay have been covering a song from 90's Brit-band CABLE? Is this true? If so, what song did you choose and why? Ever though of inviting them out of retirement to support you live?

    The Oracle replies:

    Nice try "Ricky"! You can't kid a kidder. I can't blame you for trying to resurrect the band that YOU were in but they won't be coaxing you out of retirement. If you want a reunion gig, go for it! A

    I used to love are doing the very same thing...


    March 14, 2011 - submitted by Rolando, Peru

    Q. Dear Oracle, does it exist a vinyl edition of the Safety EP?

    The Oracle replies:

    Safety EP was a CD only "release" so there isn't a vinyl.


    March 10, 2011 - submitted by Thibault, France

    Q. Dear Oracle, I'm wondering something. The man who put strings on Viva, is he the same guy that put them on Rainy Day?

    The Oracle replies:

    Indeed it is the same guy and that guy is Davide Rossi.


    March 10, 2011 - submitted by Sam, United Kingdom

    Q. Hi Oracle, Is the Don Quixote/Spanish Rain song still in reckoning for the new album? All the best, Sam

    The Oracle replies:

    It never was Sam. Over a year ago I heard Chris say that it was going to end up as a b-side. I remember thinking "I bet it doesn't"... We shall see I guess but that all seems so long ago now.


    March 9, 2011 - submitted by Adrian, Australia

    Q. Dear Oracle, One of my friends who lives in London was lucky enough to meet Guy Berryman outside the studio. Just wondering do the band ever let their fans into their studio for a tour?

    The Oracle replies:

    Outside the studio is very different from inside. My personal question on the matter would be this: it's a place of work so why would there be tours? I wouldn't want to open my private working office to visitors either - not that there are any. That said I've been there myself when people have turned up & can completely understand why people are drawn to the studio to see where it all happens. I'm sure you understand that chance meetings are possible but the studio is full with many people who are very busy so they wouldn't be able to open the doors and invite anyone in.


    March 9, 2011 - submitted by Chris, United Kingdom

    Q. Did you see the excellent Ron Sexsmith documentary on BBC4? Any chance the guys could ask Ron to support them on the next tour? This guy deserves more recognition!

    The Oracle replies:

    I knew it was on but was so tired that I missed it. Ron has already supported Coldplay back in 2003 so I don't think it would happen again. This album does seem to be getting some great coverage so let's hope he does get his deserved recognition.


    March 8, 2011 - submitted by Vanessa, United Kingdom

    Q. Hello. So you partied so hard that you forgot it was the weekend!? What happened that week in Latin America??

    The Oracle replies:

    What did I get up to that week (it was almost 3 actually)? Well, "what happens on tour, stays on tour". Ha ha, no not at all Vanessa, I'm joking. Touring isn't like my normal every day routine so it was hard to keep track of what day it was; a little bit like a holiday - which I confess that work aside, it was. Ahhhh I wish I was still there now...


    March 8, 2011 - submitted by Laura, United States of America

    Q. Have you ever played in a solid rock ampitheatre? There is a venue in Colorado in the foothills of the mountains called, Red Rocks. Come to Colorado and play a concert!

    The Oracle replies:

    There are probably many people shouting "they have!" at their computer screens right now. Coldplay played Red Rocks on June 5 (& 6th) 2003, it was recorded for the Live 2003 DVD too. Exactly 20 years previously, U2 played there in the same torrential weather when they filmed Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.


    March 7, 2011 - submitted by RaisinBran, United States of America

    Q. I LOVE this band and I have been known to form many a theory about their foreseeable future; however, I only ask about this one (theory) which you probably wont even get a chance to read but, meh a boy can dream. Will the new album's artwork be designed by Sr. Berryman? Is that what the old pictures were for? I know they were looking for a more intimate sound this time and, to me, old pictures make people feel happier in a nostalgic type way. Best wishes, many thanks. The Bran

    The Oracle replies:

    You are way off with that theory. As we mentioned at the time, Guy's request for photos was a non-band related personal project and so they will have absolutely nothing to do with the album at all.




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