Coldplay turns 20, Chris Martin reflects on band's past and future

In the band's 20th year, Coldplay is surging ahead with more energy than ever

March 23, 2016

Back in 2000, a small and relatively unknown band out of London graced The End's airwaves for the first time, but the group had already been playing together for four years. Now, that small band from London, Coldplay, is entering it's 20th year as a band and hasn't missed a beat since their hit single "Yellow" first made its way into the ear-holes of Seattle listeners. 

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin rocket to celebrity alongside his band-mates after Parachutes was released in 2000 and 16 years later, he sat down to take some questions exclusive to just a few radio stations across the U.S. and fortunately, we were one of the lucky ones to get some questions in front of Mr. Martin. He talks about "collaborating" with President Obama, hearing himself on the radio for the first time and getting really good at playing Coldplay songs. You can watch the interview in the segments below.

How did Obama get a song-writing credit on the new album?

What was it like the first time Chris heard Coldplay on the radio?

The band is celebrating it's 20th year with a global tour that kicks off at the end of March in Argentina and wraps up at the home of their 2016 Super Bowl performance, Levi's Stadium in San Francisco. Although there are no stops in Seattle (or anywhere in the PNW for that matter), Chris Martin and the gang are pretty cool guys and have a lot to say about their 20 years.

L. America
Buenos Aires - March 31 / April 01
Estadio Unico de La Plata

Santiago, Chile - April 03
Estadio Nacional

Lima - April 05
Estadio Nacional

Sao Paulo - April 07
Allianz Parque

Rio de Jeneiro - April 10

Bogota, Colombia - April 13
Estadio El Campin

Mexico City - April 15/16/17
Foro Sol

Nice - May 24
Stade Charles-Ehrmann

Barcelona - May 26/27
Estadi Olimpic

Gelsenkirchen, Germany - June 01

Manchester - June 04/05
Etihad Stadium

Glasgow - June 07
Hampden Park

Zurich - June 11/12
Stadion Letzigrund

London - June 15/16/18/19
Wembley Stadium

Amsterdam - June 23/24
Amsterdam ArenA

Pilton - June 26
Glastonbury Festival

Berlin - June 29

Hamburg - July 01

Stockholm - July 03
Friends Arena

Copenhagen - July 05/06
Telia Parken

N. America
New York - July 16/17
MetLife Stadium

Chicago - July 23/24
Soldier Field

Boston - July 30
Gillette Stadium

Philadelphia - August 06
Lincoln Financial Field

Los Angeles - August 20/21
Rose Bowl

Dallas - August 27
AT&T Stadium

San Francisco - September 03
Levi's Stadium