Coldplay has had to postpone two shows in Brazil following lead singer Chris Martin’s illness with a lung infection.
The British band announced on Tuesday that the concerts, due to take place this month, will be held in early 2023.
On doctor’s orders, the Coldplay singer will spend the next three weeks resting as he battles a lung infection.
“With deep regret, we’ve been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo until early 2023,” a statement posted to Coldplay’s social media accounts began.
“We’re working as fast as possible to lock in the new dates and will follow up with more information in the next few days.”
“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,” the band continued.
“Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new rescheduled dates. These will happen in early 2023 and will be announced very soon. However, we will also honor all requests for ticket refunds-which will be available at the point of sale.”
Coldplay started its global tour in March this year in Costa Rica.
Their next show will take place in Argentina on 25 October – following Martin’s scheduled period of rest – with the European leg of the tour beginning in May 2023.