Coldplay: ‘We don’t care about staying relevant’

Chris Martin says the band 'can't take anything for granted' though

Coldplay have said that they “don’t care” whether they are considered to be “relevant” as they prepare to release their new album ‘Mylo Xyloto’.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the singer said that, while the band weren’t concerned about whether they were deemed relevant, they didn’t believe they could “take anything for granted”.

He said:

You can’t take anything for granted any more. It doesn’t matter if you used to be big or used to be famous, you’ve got to prove yourself all over again. We don’t have any immediate touring plans. We’ve just got to wait and see if anyone is interested in listening to the album.

He continued:

I don’t really care any more about being relevant. I’m just happy to be with that group of people. We’re very fired up and we’re very focused and the people who want to enjoy our music, we love them and we welcome them. In terms of where we fit in? I don’t care.

‘Mylo Xyloto’ is released on October 24, with a single ‘Paradise’ available to purchase now.

The band play three arena dates in the UK in December. They start at Glasgow SECC on December 3, before moving on to Manchester‘s Evening News Arena on December 4 and finishing with a show at London‘s O2 Arena on December 9.

Tickets are onsale tomorrow (September 23) at 9am (BST). To check availability for Coldplay tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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