Coldplay dedicate new song ‘Houston’ to Harvey victims
Just four days ago Coldplay canceled a show in Houston because of Hurricane Harvey. Yesterday (Aug. 28) Chris Martin’s band announced a new song called “Houston #1” meant to pay tribute to their Texas fans and all the victims.
“Hi everyone in Houston. We really wanted to play tonight, but sitting here all together watching the news about the storm we feel that we can’t ask anyone to put their safety at risk.” a statement on their social read “So, sadly, we will have to postpone. We will give details of rescheduling/refunding as soon as we can. We are really sorry for the inconveniences this will cause. Stay safe and see you soon. Love Coldplay”
Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. Harvey has caused at least 15 confirmed deaths; 1 in Guyana, and 14 in the United States.
Coldplay sang “Houston #1” for the first time during a show in Miami on Monday (Aug 28). Singer Chris Martin explained to the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium that the group wrote the new song, “because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that’s kind of what we think of when we go to Texas. So if you’ll bear with us, this is a new song and we’ll never play this again.”
The band will announce more information about rescheduling and refunding soon, so maybe there’s a chance Coldplay will perform “Houston #1” one more time in the city it’s for.
You can watch Coldplay performing “Houston #1” below.