COLDPLAY DATES CROAK IT

Dates pulled as lead singer [a]Chris Martin[/a] contracts throat infection...

Coldplay have pulled out of three of the dates on their co-headline tour with Terris after singer Chris Martin was struck down with a throat infection, leaving him unable to sing.

This evening's (March 23) show at Liverpool Lomax is affected, as were dates at Bristol Fleece & Firkin (March 21) and Wolverhampton Little Civic Hall (March 22).

A spokesperson for the band told nme.com: "Chris and the band are all absolutely gutted. Thankfully he's on the mend, and touch wood he will be OK for the Scottish dates." The spokesperson added the band were hoping to reschedule the cancelled gigs to coincide with the run-up to their performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Co-headliners Terris have continued the tour on their own, and refunds are being offered on the door to anyone who doesn't want to go to the gig without Coldplay performing.

The tour is scheduled to resume with both bands on Saturday (March 25) at Glasgow King Tuts, and then call at Edinburgh Venue (26), Middlesborough Cornerhouse (27), Manchester Roadhouse (28), Stoke Sugarmill (29), Blackwood Miners Institute (31), Bedford Esquires (April 1), Southampton Joiners (2), Norwich Arts Centre (3), Northampton Roadmenders (5), Colchester Arts Centre (6) and London ULU (7).

You can read the Terris and Coldplay tour diary in this week's NME (March 25), in UK shops now.

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