January 21, 2013 - submitted by Emil, Norway

Q. What happens to the instruments that Coldplay uses after the concerts? Are they using the same over again?

And on previous tours, what happens to the bass, guitar and the drums when it's over? Example, what has happened to the instruments that they used in Tokyo from 2009?

The Oracle replies:

Apart from the instruments they auctioned during the end of decade sale, it depends. They do still use some of the same instruments in the studio / on tour but they have also acquired newer ones over the past 15 years. Jonny has guitars that he favours - one he sold in that auction he was pretty reluctant to let go of as one can get quite attached to instruments. His absolute favourite he's had over ten years and has played it on most of the albums and tours since A Rush of Blood to the Head.