20 March 2014 / submitted by Emilio , Mexico
Q.  Oracle:

In which gig the band put on the elephant's mask appeared on the Paradise video?

It was at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 October, 2011.

20 March 2014 / submitted by Mariano, Venezuela
Q.  Dear O,

Have you already heard Ghost Stories in its entirety?

Would you say the album has a strong R&B and hip hop influence? Thanks!
No, I wouldn't. In fact, I'd say the opposite! It has no R&B and hip-hop influence. You can get a feel of the style of Ghost Stories from Midnight & Magic. The band also played Always In My Head and Another's Arms at the iTunes Festival - there's no hint of R&B in any of these new songs.

19 March 2014 / submitted by Aashray, United States of America
Q.  Dear All-Knowing Oracle,

I was wondering if the picture taken of Chris and the band at a pool was actually taken at the Irvine High School pool. I have heard that it was, and just wanted to confirm because I live nearby and it's exciting to know that your idols were this close to you.

It was next door at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.
*It was just Chris - the band aren't featured.

19 March 2014 / submitted by Tomek, Poland
Q.  The Dearest Oracle!

For shure, this question has been asked several times, but just once more - what's Your favorite Coldplay album and why? Take care!
It's never been asked, Tomek. I don't have a favourite overall but purely for nostalgic reasons, Parachutes will always hold a special place in my heart over the others.

19 March 2014 / submitted by Gabe, United States of America
Q.  How come there is no self titled Ghost Stories track? Since every album so far has a self titled track. Thanks Oracle!
Who said there isn't? Maybe there is...

19 March 2014 / submitted by Maggie, United States of America
Q.  Oracle, are you aloud to give me any information on whether or not Coldplay will be performing at Glastonbury 2014? It is a dream of mine to see them live at Glastonbury.

Maggie S.
You may not know but Glastonbury do not reveal the full line-up until nearer the time.
I can tell you that Arcade Fire. Dolly Parton, Lily Allen, Disclosure & Blondie are but Coldplay are definitely not playing Glasto this summer.

18 March 2014 / submitted by Jordan, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle,
I've been listening to Another's Arms, and I love it, but something about it seems like it could possibly be a duet. I remember seeing a video of Princess of China being performed before the release with Chris also doing Rihanna's part. Could I be right that the song is a duet and they're keeping a secret until the album drops?
If the band were keeping it a secret until release date, I wouldn't be much of a secret keeper if I told you now would I?
I know there is bound to be a lot of speculation surrounding Ghost Stories but you (hopefully) know me well enough to know that I can't give much away.

That said, no - it's not a duet.

18 March 2014 / submitted by Tricia, Philippines
Q.  Hey all-knowing Oracle!
I saw this picture of a note containing the line up of songs the guys performed in SXSX from the official facebook and instagram page. I am just curious, was it handwritten by any of our dear guys? And who decides which song to play during gigs? Cheers from the Philippines!
The band and Phil came up with which songs to perform and yes, the setlist was hand-written by Chris.

18 March 2014 / submitted by Zeashan, India
Q.  Is the song O about the Oracle by any chance?
A few people have asked me this but no, O is definitely not about me.

18 March 2014 / submitted by Valentina, Denmark
Q.  I was watching a recording of the Viva La Vida tour concert in Madrid and as the ET soundtrack music started I actually wondered why the band chose that particular track as introduction? Do they just like it or is there a reason that fit within the Viva thematic? :)
That music is not from E.T; it's from Back to the Future - one of the band's favourite films.