December 13, 2012 - submitted by Amber, United Kingdom

Q. Hello Oracle,

Do you know when this photo was taken and the context behind it? Thanks :)

The Oracle replies:

Back in 2006 the band were at The Brits and during one acceptance speech (they won 2 awards that night), Chris mentioned they'd be away for a while.
The following morning a certain British tabloid ran the front page headline "COLDPAY QUIT".

Miller (a.k.a Roadie #42) took the photo of the band to show their surprise at hearing the news - which was of course false.
We posted the photo on this website and that's pretty much it.
It's worth bearing in mind that if / when Chris mentions taking time off, it doesn't mean a split or a long hiatus.