Chris Martin falls ill, Coldplay postpone Brazilian shows

Martin has a serious lung infection

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has fallen ill with a lung infection, forcing the band to postpone their Brazilian shows until 2023.

The group was set to perform between October 11th and 22nd as part of its Music Of The Spheres 2022 World Tour in support of its ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, released last fall via Atlantic Records. Dates include two shows at Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro and a run of six at Allianz Parque in São Paulo

“With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023,” the group says in a social media statement. “Due to a serious lung infection, Chris has been put under strict doctor’s orders to rest for the next three weeks.

“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.”

New dates are still in the works as the group is “working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates” and will share that info when it becomes available. All tickets will be valid for the new dates but fans can request a refund at original point of sale.

The statement concludes, “We’re optimistic that Chris will return to good health after the prescribed medical break and look forward to resuming the tour soon. To everyone affected, please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you as always for your love and support.”

Coldplay’s next scheduled group of shows starts October 25th in Argentina for 10 concerts at Estadio River Plate.

Buddy Iahn
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