There are many reasons that musicians, singers, and bands could have for being forced to cancel a concert. Sometimes it can be because of an injury, like when Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, broke his arm near the time of the band’s tour for their album, The Getaway. Sometimes, they may never give a one hundred percent clear reason for the cancellation, like Justin Bieber recently did when he canceled the remainder of his tour.
Other times, fans can be pretty empathetic for why a concert had to be canceled, like they were just the other week when Coldplay was forced to cancel their concert in Houston because of the danger that was brought by Hurricane Harvey. But aside from rescheduling the event and refunding the money of their fans, Coldplay went the extra mile and wrote a country song. Now, country music is probably not what you think of when you think of Coldplay, but it might be more akin to your perceptions about Houston, Texas.
Coldplay’s new song, “Houston,” serves as not only a tribute to the people who were left devastated after the effects of the natural disaster, but also as a tribute to the city, as a whole. Of course, Coldplay will also help to contribute to the relief efforts needed in Houston and other cities and towns displaced because of Hurricane Harvey.
The band consists of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, and Will Champion, who are still each completing their roles on the most recent A Head Full of Dreams tour. New songs hinted towards an EP entitled Kaleidoscope have been released including potential future hits like “All I Can Think About Is You.” The band has certainly entered a new pop phase as of late, but they are still considered very appealing to the millions of fans they have across the globe.