During a fan meet in London Coldplay have confirmed that their new album will come too soon for a 2010 release, and have still a lot of work to finish before their cash-strapped label EMI take over the reigns of marketing it. The band also had time to mention the timing of the early stages of a new tour.
According to Coldplayer Craigie-J who spoke to the band yesterday in London, LP5 won't be out in time for presents. He said: "There ain't gonna be a release for Christmas now that is for sure. Chris (Martin) said that although they are close to finishing lots of songs, they have not actually finished anything at all yet... (even Wedding Bells!) and he said there'd be no chance of the album coming out for Christmas. Phil (Harvey) said the same, and that even if they were finished by now, there would not be enough time for EMI to sort all of the "fiddly bits". Also, I asked about how long the tour would be starting, after the album release, since for Viva it was really soon, and Phil said that they'd leave a slightly longer gap this time."
Speaking further about the completion of the album, he talked to fifth member Phil: "They (Coldplay) always seem to finish a huge bulk of songs together... he was very confident anyway, but said that the last two months have not been as completely productive as first imagined. But he also said 'You can't rush things like this!'". [thanks Craigie-J]
More discussion on this latest LP5 development is at the Coldplay forum now.
Earlier this week Coldplayers SueDeNimes and Imke had met some of the band (pictures hopefully available on the forums soon) and Coldplayer Coldplay747 was probably there at that moment, saying, "The boys are all definately back and around the Beehive. Drove by Fleet Road earlier and saw Chris having pics taken with a couple of fans. Also Guy and Will outside the Bakery earlier this afternoon."
The Scientist signed during the fan meeting
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