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Coldplay concert on hold; Martin ill

Tonight's show at the Ford Amphitheatre has been postponed because lead singer Chris Martin has a respiratory infection.

By SEAN DALY, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Published September 14, 2005


Blaming a lead singer with a severe respiratory infection, popular Brit-pop band Coldplay has canceled tonight's show at Ford Amphitheatre.

"The band is attempting to reschedule the performance on a date to be announced," read a statement from Clear Channel, owners of Ford Amphitheatre. "Fans are urged to hold onto their tickets as the existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled performance."

At a Tuesday night concert in Miami, frontman Chris Martin complained of cold symptoms and even credited a West Palm Beach physician for nursing him into singing shape, according to the Miami Herald.

Coldplay has a history of canceling shows due to illness. In 2001, the band scrapped the tail end of a U.S. tour when Martin and bassist Guy Berryman complained of the flu.

A Coldplay spokesperson at Capitol Records confirmed the cancellation and said "Chris lost his voice." No other information was available.

For more information, ticketholders are urged to go to www.cellardoor.com or www.fordamp.com Coldplay is currently embarking a massive world tour in support of new album X&Y, their third consecutive album to go multiplatinum. The 28-year-old Martin has made headlines lately as much for his personal life - he's married to actor Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he has a daughter named Apple - as his professional one.

[Last modified September 14, 2005, 16:13:50]


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