FAN-tastic! Coldplay's Chris Martin is greeted by die-hard fans as he arrives at Los Angeles airport

He recently hinted that the next Coldplay album may be their last.

So, perhaps in a bid to get close to their idols while they still can, fans greeted Chris Martin when he landed at Los Angeles airport on Sunday. 

The chart-topper was clearly delighted by the warm welcome - beaming a broad smile for his followers. 

Warm welcome: Fans greeted Chris Martin when he landed at Los Angeles airport on Sunday

Warm welcome: Fans greeted Chris Martin when he landed at Los Angeles airport on Sunday

Wearing a pair of black, skinny jeans with a grey T-shirt, the estranged husband of Gwyneth Paltrow was typically nondescript.

He matched the look with a baseball cap, sunglasses and trainers with purple laces.

Sporting a pair of studded earrings, he also carried two heavy-looked pieces of hand luggage. 

Plain: Wearing a pair of black, skinny jeans with a grey T-shirt, the estranged husband of Gwyneth Paltrow was typically nondescript

Plain: Wearing a pair of black, skinny jeans with a grey T-shirt, the estranged husband of Gwyneth Paltrow was typically nondescript

Excess baggage: Sporting a pair of studded earrings, he also carried two heavy-looked pieces of hand luggage

Excess baggage: Sporting a pair of studded earrings, he also carried two heavy-looked pieces of hand luggage

The sighting comes shortly after he shocked fans by hinting an end to Coldplay's recording career.   

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the 37-year-old explained: ‘It's our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it's like the last Harry Potter book or something like that.’ 

He added: ‘Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something...I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing. 

‘Otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it.’ 

Is the end nigh?The sighting comes after he shocked fans by hinting an end to Coldplay's recording career

Is the end nigh?The sighting comes after he shocked fans by hinting an end to Coldplay's recording career

The band’s seventh album is provisionally titled A Head Full Of Dreams and the group – which consists of lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion – and will follow on from the international success of their latest release, Ghost Stories, which is 2014’s best-selling album so far.

Martin also announced that the band will be going on tour to promote the forthcoming album, even though they have yet to embark on a tour for Ghost Stories.

The band are one of the UK's biggest musical success stories, with four number 1 albums in the US, and their albums, X&Y and A Rush of Blood to the Head, feature in the UK's top 40 best-selling albums of all time.

Wednesday night saw Chris and Johnny attend a private viewing of Coldplay: Ghost Stories, an exhibition of artwork by Mila Furstova. 

Success: Coldplay's  latest release, Ghost Stories, is 2014’s best-selling album so far...

Success: Coldplay's latest release, Ghost Stories, is 2014’s best-selling album so far...

Signing his name: Chris took a moment to stop and offer autographs to his fans

Signing his name: Chris took a moment to stop and offer autographs to his fans

That's a warm welcome! Fans rush to greet the British star as he lands in California

That's a warm welcome! Fans rush to greet the British star as he lands in California