COLDPLAY – ‘WE’RE NOT A STADIUM BAND’

The group reveal they want to play smaller venues as it’s getting a bit ’Bon Jovi’…

COLDPLAY have revealed that they will be playing smaller venues on their next tour as they’re “not BON JOVI quite yet”.

The band recently completed their biggest ever UK tour which them headline Glastonbury, play shows at London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Arena as well as appear at Live 8.

Singer Chris Martin told NME.COM about the weeks that have seen the group play to hundreds of thousands of people at their gigs and millions on TV across the world.

He said: “Well, in all honesty, these concerts have been too big. We listened to advice that we probably shouldn’t have because everything we’ve done has been designed to be played in, like Earl’s Court or whatever.”

”So we’ve done Crystal Palace and everything and we’ve got through it because the fans have been incredible,” Martin added. “But we’re not really a stadium band.”

The singer also revealed that Coldplay will be heading indoors when they next go out on the road, saying: “I think all of us feel like when we next come to England – when we next come home – we only want to play indoors. Because we don’t feel we can really make the most of that space yet. It’s all getting very geeky and technological, but we’re not Bon Jovi quite yet.”

When asked whether Coldplay would like to become like the New Jersey rockers one day, Martin joked; “I would love to have hair of that volume.”

For the full exclusive interview with Chris Martin, be sure to pick up this week’s NME – out nationwide now.