Tampa Show Postponed

Originally posted on September 15, 2005 8:13 PM

Blaming a lead singer with a severe respiratory infection, popular Brit-pop band Coldplay postponed Wednesday night's show at Ford Amphitheatre just a few hours before show time.

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

At a Tuesday 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 at press time.

Ticketholders are urged to go to www.cellardoor.com or www.fordamp.com for more information.

Coldplay is on a world tour in support of new album X&Y, its 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.

Source: St. Petersburg Times

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