Coldplay’s Latin American tour 2013 postponed – official site confirms

Coldplay have confirmed that their recently-announced Latin American tour 2013 has been postponed. More details to follow if anything further develops, but for now you can discuss this news at the Coldplay Live forum now [thanks Tash]

With much regret, we have been forced to postpone our recently-announced Latin America tour dates due to unforeseen circumstances. We’re very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the shows and we hope to reschedule them soon. With love, Coldplay

Muy a nuestro pesar, nos hemos visto obligados a posponer nuestra recién anunciada gira en Latino America debido a circunstancias imprevistas. Lo sentimos mucho por todos aquellos que estaban esperando los conciertos y esperamos reprogramarlos pronto. Con cariño, Coldplay

Com muita tristeza nós fomos forçados a adiar a nossa recém anunciada tour na América Latina devido a circunstancias inesperadas. Pedimos desculpas a todos que estavam esperando pelos shows e torcemos para que novas datas sejam anunciadas em breve. Carinhosamente, Coldplay

Feedback from Coldplayers on the news of the Latin American tour postponement:

It hasn’t even been a week just a couple of days They even removed completely the dates from the live section, not even a “postponed” thing next to them. But this is so sad I know it says they’ll reschedule, I just hope things don’t get complicated and they cancel the tour… So I guess the waiting begins again. I’d like to believe that it was a logistical problem but why wouldn’t they realize it sooner? It’s been just 3 days since the announcement, also wouldn’t they list it in the site as “logistical circumstances”? This is all too weird. Let’s wait and see what happens. [thanks Arantza]

This is truly very weird. I think that the promoter maybe have gone bankrupt or there is very fishy surrounding this. For me personally it will cost me a bit. I booked a flight from Sweden to Santiago for this. [thanks Rodan]

Extra weird!!! I’m worried ’cause to postpone a tour this way is certainly a tough decision that comes with a big motive they kept the US shows which rules out some bad possibilities but i’m still worried. Talking about myself, It was terrible, had booked flight tickets and planned lots of things. And God knows how hard will it be to do it twice. Last but not least, can’t believe our moaning for not having a tour will start again. Really hope that everything will be fixed soon (and they don’t reschedule the shows for impossible dates to me). [thanks Cris_Santos]

I feel bad saying that it sucks that I bought airline tickets just last night, but I’m truly worried. I don’t think the band takes these things lightly. If they had to cancel something, it must be because of something really big. And considering it’s only been three days since they first announced it, it sounds like something bad. [thanks nanda]

I suspect the most likely thing is a promoter issue. If the current promoter has pulled out, fingers crossed they find another one quickly and get the shows back on track! I wonder if its something logistical? Visa problems maybe? Or something to do with moving the set? The fact that they haven’t cancelled the rest of their Australia leg or the New York shows in December would suggest that its not something more drastic than that! Fingers crossed everything’s ok with them! No doubt more will come out over the next few days! I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t do something like this lightly though! [thanks Jack1491]

Oh my. I feel terribly sorry for everyone who had planned to go to these shows. I am sure you’re distraught, and I sympathise with you totally and share your pain. I’m worried why it has been postponed so suddenly. It’s a bit unprofessional from the band to do this (although I know it may have been out of their hands). I hope they’re okay. It would be good to find out why this has happened, because it seems to be bit of a shambles, and is very unlike Coldplay. [thanks ColdplaySheffield]

what a bad news , i think coldplay have canceled Latin America tour because they had problems with organization(prices of tickets),because they mentioned they have been forced to canceled the tour, i think they dont have problems with the band,now its time to wait for the annunciation of the new dates. [thanks Guilherme]

So I’ve been investigating a little and apparently Time For Fun (the promoters) has reconsidered bringing the tour to Latin America. It seems the Lady Gaga concert was a HUGE flop in sales in the region and they fear the same happens with Coldplay. [thanks JM-SP2]

Tours and logicists are planned out far in advance. They have the money for planes if shipping was an issue. My guess would be an issue on the other end. Is the same promoter doing the whole tour? If there is a problem with the promoter they would want to change before tickets go on sale. [thanks Texasluvsjonny]

Can’t believe this was actually canceled. Really hope they reschedule. I wasn’t planning to go but the sudden announcement of being canceled was strange. Also, the lack of explanation is very vague. I’m sure they’ll tour there sooner or later. They always do. [thanks LiquidSky]

I dont think its a problem related with promoters, basically because almost every country has its own, even here in mexico sometimes there are several promoters for one single tour within the country. My guess is that its something personal, makes no sense any issue with promoters, sales, logistics etc, the tour announcement wouldve been avoided in first place. [thanks hugo]

More feedback on this to follow…

New photos of Coldplay performing at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia (13 November 2012):

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Don’t forget to check out your tour discussion thread if you are getting Coldplay tickets or just getting excited for the European & North American 2012 shows and other forthcoming appearances:

FEBRUARY 2012
8 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (iHeartRadio) [discussion]
9 Los Angeles, CA @ Jimmy Kimmel Live [discussion]
10 Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Week MusiCares Person of the Year tribute [discussion]
12 Los Angeles, CA @ 54th Grammy Awards, Staples Center [discussion]
16 Sydney, Australia @ 2DayFM, Mobile Live Set (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]
17 Sydney, Australia @ Sunrise (intimate show) [discussion] [CANCELLED]
21 London @ Brit Awards 2012, O2 Arena [discussion]

MARCH 2012
2 New York, NY @ Good Morning America [discussion]
4 New York, NY @ The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Radio City Music Hall (Amnesty International) [discussion]

APRIL 2012
17 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place [discussion]
18 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome [discussion]
20 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]
21 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena [discussion]
24 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena [discussion]
25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena [discussion]
27 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]
28 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose [discussion]

MAY 2012
1 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
3 Los Angeles, CA @ American Idol show [discussion]
4 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl [discussion]
5 Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ’s Weenie Roast y Fiesta [discussion]
18 Porto, Portugal @ Dragao Stadium [discussion]
20 Madrid, Spain @ Estadio Vicente Calderón [discussion]
22 Nice, France @ Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia [discussion]
24 Turin, Italy @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]
26 Zurich, Switzerland @ Letzigrund [discussion]
29 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium [discussion]

JUNE 2012
1 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
2 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
4 London, UK @ the Emirates Stadium [discussion]
7 Sunderland, UK @ the Stadium of Light [discussion]
9 London, UK @ Wembley Stadium (Capital FM’s Summertime Ball 2012) [discussion]
9 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]
10 Manchester, UK @ the Etihad Stadium [discussion]
22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]
23 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center [discussion]
25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]
26 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center [discussion]
28 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum [discussion]
29 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena [discussion]

JULY 2012
2 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena [discussion]
3 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena [discussion]
5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]
6 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center [discussion]
8 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]
9 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center [discussion]
23 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]
24 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre [discussion]
26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]
27 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [discussion]
29 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]
30 Boston, MA @ TD Garden [discussion]

AUGUST 2012
1 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills [discussion]
3 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]
4 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center [discussion]
7 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]
8 Chicago, IL @ United Center [discussion]
10 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]
11 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [discussion]
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium [discussion]
30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Olympic Stadium [discussion]

SEPTEMBER 2012
2 Paris, France @ Stade de France [discussion]
4 Cologne, Germany @ Rheinenergie Stadium [discussion]
6 The Hague, Netherlands @ Malieveld [discussion]
7 Los Angeles, US @ Shrine Auditorium (Stand Up To Cancer) [discussion]
9 London, UK @ Paralympics Closing Ceremony [discussion]
12 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion [discussion]
14 Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Stadium [discussion]
16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Slavia Eden Stadium [discussion]
19 Warsaw, Poland @ National Stadium [discussion]
22 Hannover, Germany @ AWD Arena [discussion]

NOVEMBER 2012
10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt Smart Stadium [discussion]
12 Sydney, Australia @ MAX TV intimate show [discussion] [NEW!]
13 Melbourne, Australia @ Etihad Stadium [discussion]
17 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]
18 Sydney, Australia @ Allianz Stadium [discussion]
21 Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium [discussion]

DECEMBER 2012:
29 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena [discussion] [NEW!]
30 New York, NY @ Barclays Center [discussion] [NEW!]
31 New York, NY @ Barclays Center (with Jay-Z) [discussion] [NEW!]

Read also: European Stadium Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the Europe tour)
Read also: North America Tour announced! (general discussion thread for the US/Canada tour)
Read also: 2012: Live Appearances – Easy Thread Finder (last updated – 12th January 2012)
Read also: 2012 tour date rumours (please post dates for ALL countries in here)

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