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    Coldplay Axe Houston Show Amid Hurricane Fears

    cynthiawoodspic.jpgColdplay and Oasis have both postponed shows in Texas because of a hurricane Rita.


    Both bands were due to appear at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [pictured left] in the coming days (Coldplay on September 24, Oasis on September 25). However, as Hurricane Rita approaches, the shows will be unable to go ahead as planned.


    A statement reads: "Due to Hurricane Rita and circumstances beyond our control, PACE Concerts is postponing all performances scheduled for this weekend at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This action is taken in the best interest and safety of the fans, artists and staff in the face of Hurricane Rita."


    The 16,000 capacity Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion opened in 1990 and is an outdoor amphitheater in the Greater Houston region. Both bands were due to play there on separate north American tours.


    austincitylimits.jpgMeanwhile, organisers of the outdoor Austin City Limits festival [pictured left], which both bands are due to play before a crowd of 65,000, say the event will go ahead.


    A festival spokeswoman said organisers were being advised by experts and were keeping "a very close watch on the weather".


    "If weather conditions appear to present any kind of danger to fans, musicians or crew, we are prepared to make the necessary adjustments to maintain safety," she said. Until then, the festival is on, rain or shine."


    One concert-goer, who has a three day pass to the festival, said: "The organisers have said they won't cancel, rain or shine. Sixty-five thousand people at a concert in a hurricane is going to be awesome."


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