Coldplay's forthcoming show at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina is in doubt due to neighbourhood complaints, according to various sources in the Argentinian media. More discussion on this is at the Coldplay forums here and here [thanks cele & chrisprm]
The show, due to take place on 26th February is the first show of the highly anticipated Latin America tour of 2010. Coldplay's concert is not the only show in doubt - Guns n Roses' concert on 20 March may also be affected.
The complaints are not new. The judiciary decision is in response to complaints of the neighbours of the stadium who for several years have been concerned by the noise, the traffic chaos, the rubbish and vibrations from the music and crowd movement during concerts. For that reason, the public prosecutor of the area, Gallant Mario, has displayed a public 'shelter resource' notice and requesting for the closing of River for such events. notice and asked for the closing of River for recitales.
These actions are part of a sequence of judicial decisions and the Buenosairean Government to regulate the concerts in River and the surrounding areas. The closing may be in force until it is proved by environmental study that such concerts do not harm the area and its residents, through landslides and vibrations of the nearby buildings. The failure corresponds to a series of judicial decisions and the Buenosairean Government that is regulating the recitales in the north of the Federal Capital, which includes the recitales in River Plate, the club City of Buenos Aires and the club Gymnastics and Fenc of Buenos Aires (GEBA).
Photos of Coldplay's last stadium concert: Wembley stadium, London (19th September 2009):
Photos by TheAngie