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Coldplay Concert in Houston Postponed Due to Hurricane Harvey

A Mary J. Blige concert has also been rescheduled

There will be no sky full of stars for Coldplay fans in Houston Friday night, thanks to incoming Hurricane Harvey.

LiveNation announced the postponement of the concert via Twitter Friday afternoon, telling ticket holders that they will be “updated” and urging fans in the area to “stay safe.” The concert would have been held at NRG Stadium.

Coldplay also released a statement to fans on social media, saying they “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. So, sadly, we will have to postpone.”

The band apologized “for the inconveniences this will cause” and urged everyone to stay safe.

Fans should have been prepared for the cancellation, as on Thursday night the band warned of the possibility. “Hello everyone. We’re in Houston, watching the weather, ready to play tomorrow night if we’re told it’s OK, but equally ready to cancel if there’s any danger to fans,” they said on Twitter.

LiveNation also announced that Friday’s Mary J. Blige concert at Smart Financial Center is rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Fans on Twitter are hoping LiveNation reschedules the Coldplay concert, too, rather than cancelling. Several fans in the replies to both announcements expressed frustration over the last minute postponement, and the fact that it was left up in the air whether tickets would be refunded or if the event would really be rescheduled.

Hurricane Harvey could reach winds up to 111 miles per hour, and could land as a Category 3 hurricane or higher, according to the National Weather Service. Texas Gov. Abbott preemptively declared a state of emergency in 30 counties across the state, which is expected to be the hardly hit by the storm over the weekend.