And Echo And The Bunnymen say they've been asked to join their mates on the road...

COLDPLAY could be planning a major tour in the new year, according to sources.

According to Ian McCulloch singer Ian McCulloch, his band have been asked to support them.

“The stuff we’ve been doing is amazing, mega, fantastic,” explained frontman Ian McCulloch to Gigwise. “But Chris (Martin) has asked us to support them on a massive tour in the New Year.”

Martin and Echo And The Bunnymen formed a friendship when Coldplay recorded ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ in Liverpool’s Parr Street studios.

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