Coldplay will take a three year break from touring.
The British band's front-man Chris Martin made the announcement as they finished the Australian leg of their world tour in Brisbane on Wednesday, but admitted to some doubts about the hiatus.
He said: "This is the last big show for three years or so. I don't want to stop."
The group have three dates left on their current world tour, including a concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on 29 December followed by two shows at the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn although they have hinted they are already working on a new album.
Speaking about their last record, 2011's Mylo Xyloto, Chris promised fans the new release will be easier to pronounce.
He said: "The next one we're releasing is much easier to pronounce."
When pressed further about what the next album will be called, Chris said: "I can't tell you that."
Mylo Xyloto topped charts in the UK and US in 2011 and has sold more than eight million copies.