This coming Sunday will be arguably the biggest day in Coldplay’s career. They’ll be playing the coveted slot of the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, where hundreds of millions will be watching them (while hanging with Beyoncé, of course). But while there is much to celebrate in the Coldplay world right now, fans of the band have to be a bit apprehensive when they have repeatedly hinted that they might be calling it quits soon, with the recent A Head Full of Dreams serving as their swan song. With a potential Coldplay breakup imminent, let’s ask ourselves, after 17 years and seven albums, should the band pack it in for good?
The case against Coldplay breaking up is simple: They’re still one of the biggest bands in the world. The fact that they were chosen to perform at what the NFL is desperately hoping will go down as the biggest Super Bowl of all-time crystallizes that fact. But really, for the foreseeable future, anything Coldplay does will have an immediate audience. When you have that kind of staying power, why would you want to break up? You have a ready stream of fame and fortune, and the notion that anything you make, no matter how experimental, will garner the attention of the public. Why would anyone want to give that up?