COLDPLAY have scrapped their European tour because vocalist CHRIS MARTIN has been diagnosed with “voice exhaustion”.
The band were due to play a nine-date tour of the European mainland, starting on April 1 in Paris and concluding on April 18 in Marseille. Those shows, and all in between have now been pulled because of Martin’s ongoing voice problems.
The band’s manager, Phil Harvey, is quoted on the band’s official website [url=]www.coldplay.com as saying that if the shows went ahead, it could result in “total voice loss and could cause permanent damage” for Martin.
The following shows are cancelled: Paris Bataclan (April 1)
Bordeaux Krakatoa (2)
Madrid Riviera (3)
Munich Babylon (11)
Berlin Columbiahalle (13)
Hamburg Docks (14)
Dusseldorf WDR Festival (15)
Modena Vox Club (17)
Marselilles Espace Julien (18)
The band have just announced a US tour, which includes a date at the New York Roseland Ballroom on April 9, intended to make up for last month’s Irving Plaza gig, which was also pulled due to band illness.
Harvey a decision on this show going ahead, and their previously announced UK dates which start on April 23 in Aberdeen, and visit Edinburgh, Manchester and London, will be made “nearer the time”.
Harvey added: “The band have asked me to pass on their sincere apologies to all those who had already bought tickets for the cancelled shows. Although it will not be possible to reschedule these dates as part of the ‘Parachutes’ touring campaign, we shall be doing our level best to come back to these areas prior to the release of the next album.”