26 February 2015 / submitted by Hans, Germany
Q.  I have a Xyloband from the Mylo Tour. Do you know if it is possible to iluminate it again?
Thank you!
It is possible but it's not really supposed to. There were many reports of Xylobands bursting back into life - mine did once - but to deliberately make it glow would involve tampering with the mechanism. I don't know how to do it personally but I did hear of someone posting online how to. I wouldn't advise it to be honest.

26 February 2015 / submitted by Clementine, France
Q.  Hello, I'm wondering if Coldplay has got any fanmail adress. This is just the best group in the entire world, and I wanna write them a fanmail... Thanks!
We have the contact form on this website where you can send a message but please, only ONE per person. All are read but not necessarily replied to due to the sheer volume.

26 February 2015 / submitted by Kristin, United States of America
Q.  Why was it so weird to sit in the 2nd row? (when you went with your family),

I sat behind the stage once- strange angle, but amazing concert of course!

I realise it sounds odd but it sometimes feels a little strange when there is eye contact during a show because of the close proximity. I hope it doesn't put them off!

25 February 2015 / submitted by CPSongOfTheDay via twitter, New Zealand
Q.  Hey Oracle. Do you have any info on a song called Before I Lose which was possibly played in 1998?
Allegedly it was played live once but I wasn't there so didn't hear it. In fact, I have never even heard of it.

25 February 2015 / submitted by Lucas, Brazil
Q.  What's your guess for the Academy Awards this Sunday?
I meant to answer this last week, sorry. I didn't fair well this year, I only predicted 5 correctly: Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Actress and Best Animated Feature.

25 February 2015 / submitted by Kamili, Croatia
Q.  Dear Oracle,I'm fascinated by the fact that you've been replying to people's problems every Friday for so many years. It motivates me and it's such wonderful thing. It made me wonder if would be possible that each of the band members reply for example once a year,so we'd have 4 answers a year from them? Thanks,bye! :-) Kamili
That's a lovely thing to say; Team Oracle is one of my favourite things.
I'm not likely to write a song on their album anytime soon so I'm afraid they won't be entering into the agony Uncle role. I jest but no, that's not going to happen.
Phil & Anchorman have contributed to a couple of end of year ones before.

24 February 2015 / submitted by Gwenn, France
Q.  Hello, what film inspired Chris to write Every Teardrop is a Waterfall? Thank you. Love Coldplay and members.
Ah, I really need to watch this film again. It was the sublime Biutiful starring Javier Bardem. There was a scene in a seedy bar and Ritmo de la Noche (performed by Lorca) was playing.
I've spoken of this before.

24 February 2015 / submitted by Millie, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle!
I was just curious whether you know if all the band are attending the Brit Awards this year? I know that they've been nominated, but last time there was only two of them. Also, will you be going too?
Thank you so much.
I will be there but totally unrelated to Coldplay.
The first year the band won, I managed to get a balcony ticket (at Earl's Court) from a friend. I then snuck in to the main room after dinner but in time for the awards presentation. I sat with BMG though.
Tomorrow will only be the second time I have attended, I've never been with the band.
The band aren't able to make it this time.

23 February 2015 / submitted by Marie, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle!
What determines a song having a music video or not??
Thanks in advance if you answer!
Marie, USA
Generally speaking, if a song is going to be released as a single, there will be a video. With Ghost Stories we had the opportunity to show 'videos' for more tracks taken from the Ghost Stories animated and live films.

23 February 2015 / submitted by Brianne, United States of America
Q.  Oh mighty Oracle. Seems to me like you're the best source for an answer to this question: When will Coldplay going on their Ghost Stories tour? I am a huge fan and I'm hoping that it's soon. Follow-up question: Could they please come and play in Buffalo, New York? It would make me extremely happy! ?
I'm a little confused as to why this question is being asked so regularly. I hate to break it to you (even though Chris did himself a while ago) but the Ghost Stories tour - albeit a very small tour in terms of dates and venue sizes - has been and gone. They visited New York too, oops.
We've no current tour news but hopefully you'll catch them next time round.