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Coldplay postpones tour amid Chris Martin’s ‘serious’ health battle

Chris Martin.

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Focus on your health. Coldplay will be taking a break from its upcoming shows while Chris Martin is dealing with a lung infection.

“With deep regret, we have been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023. Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been under strict medical orders to recover. rest for the next three weeks,” the band wrote in a statement posted to their official social media accounts on Tuesday, October 4. “We are working as quickly as possible to lock in the new dates and will provide more information in the coming days.”

In the lengthy statement on social media, members Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and will be champion reflected on the health of the singer.

“To all those in Brazil who have been looking forward to these concerts, we are extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience, and we are very grateful for your understanding at this difficult time when we must put Chris’ health first. communicated. . “Please save your tickets as they will be valid for the new rescheduled dates. These will take place in early 2023 and will be announced very soon. However, we will also honor all ticket refund requests, which will be available at the point of sale.

The group noted that they were ‘optimistic’ that Martin, 45, will return in ‘good health’ after taking a break, adding: ‘To all concerned, please accept our sincere apologies and thank you as always for your love and your support.

Following their canceled tour dates in Brazil, the band are expected to travel to Argentina to perform 10 concerts before the end of the year. They will resume the eco-conscious tour in 2023 with stops in Portugal, Spain, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Ahead of his health battle, Martin hinted that Coldplay might have a planned end in sight.

“Well, I know I can tell you that our last real record will be out in 2025 and after that I think we’ll just be touring,” he said. BBC Radio 2 in December 2021. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things, but the Coldplay catalog, so to speak, ends then.”

At the time, the musician admitted that he had considered ending the band’s run in the past. “It’s not a joke, it’s true, I think after 12 [albums] it will be the end of our catalog, but I think we will always want to play live together,” Martin explained to Absolute Radio a month before. “So I think of the way the [Rolling] The Stones do it, it would be so cool if we could still tour in the late 70s. It will be wonderful, if anyone wants to come.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes