In an effort to prioritize their lead singer’s health, Coldplay is postponing their upcoming tour dates so Chris Martin can recover from a lung infection.
“With deep regret, we’ve 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 put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks,” the band wrote in a statement on their official social media accounts yesterday. “We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”
Coldplay members Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion thanked fans for sticking by them during this “challenging” time.
“To everyone in Brazil who was looking forward to these concerts, we’re extremely sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience, and we’re so grateful for your understanding at this challenging time where we need to prioritize Chris’ health,” the statement continued. “Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new rescheduled dates. These will happen in early 2023 and will be announced very soon. However, we will also honor all requests for ticket refunds-which will be available at the point of sale.”
Coldplay will try to make up the Brazilian tour dates later in the schedule
Lung infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Cough and fever are common symptoms of a lung infection, which can affect different parts of the respiratory tract. This happens because immune cells race to the airways or tissues of the lungs to fight the infection, which causes inflammation.
After their now-canceled tour dates in Brazil, the band is supposed to travel to Argentina to perform 10 shows in late 2022. The 2023 tour would then pick back up after the holidays with stops in Portugal, Spain, the U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.
If you’re worried about seeing Coldplay live in concert, don’t be. Chris Martin said late in 2021 that while the band would stop writing new music soon, they wanted to continue touring “into their 70s.”
“Well, I know I can tell you, our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” Martin told BBC Radio 2. “Maybe we’ll do some collaborative things, but the Coldplay catalog, as it were, finishes then.”
He elaborated: “This is not a joke, this is true, I think after 12 [albums] that will be the end of our catalog, but I think we will always want to play live together,” Martin explained to Absolute Radio one month prior. “So, I think in the way that the [Rolling] Stones do, it will be so cool if we can still be touring in our late 70s. That will be wonderful, if anybody wants to come.”