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2015 album 'A Head Full Of Dreams' has already clocked up over four million record sales

Coldplay have confirmed that the band will release a new EP in 2017.

The four-piece took to Twitter to make the announcement. They wrote: “Hello everyone. We’re working on some new songs for next year. It’s called the ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP.”

They gave no further details of any tracklisting or song titles. The band released their album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ in December 2015, reaching Number One in the UK and selling over four million copies so far.

Earlier this year, frontman Chris Martin hinted at a future EP release. “We’re comfortable with being who we are at the moment,” he said. “I think when we let go of the idea we had to try and win everyone over I think that was really liberating.”

Martin continued: “I’d be surprised if there was another conventional Coldplay album. I just feel like we’re right where we’re supposed to be right now. I meant what I said to you a couple of years ago I feel like this is a closing chapter of something. I stand by that I’m afraid.”

Coldplay play the following UK/Europe dates next year:

Munich, Olympiastadion (June 6, 2017)
Lyon, Parc Olympique Lyonnais (8)
Vienna, Ernst-Happel-Stadion (11)
Leipzig, Red Bull Arena (14)
Hannover, HDI Arena (16)
Warsaw, PGE Narodowy (18)
Brussels, Koning Boudewijnstadion (21)
Gothenburg, Ullevi (25)
Frankfurt, Commerzbank-Arena (30)
Milan, Stadio San Siro (July 3)
Dublin, Croke Park (8)
Cardiff, Principality Stadium (11, 12)
Paris, Stade de France (15)

North America dates:

New York, MetLife Stadium (August 1)
Boston, Gillette Stadium (August 4)
Washington DC, FedExField (August 6)
Montreal, Bell Centre (August 8)
Minneapolis, US Bank Stadium (August 12)
Omaha, CenturyLink Center (August 14)
Kansas City, Sprint Center (August 15)
Chicago, Soldier Field (August 17)
Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena (August 19)
Toronto, Rogers Centre (August 21)
Houston, NRG Stadium (August 25)
Miami, Hard Rock Stadium (August 28)
Seattle, CenturyLink Field (September 23)
Edmonton, Rogers Place (September 26)
Vancouver, BC Place (September 29)
Portland, Moda Center (October 2)
San Francisco, Levi’s Stadium (October 4)
San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium (October 8)