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Concert Industry Impacted As Hurricane Harvey Threatens Texas

EAST TEXAS (CelebrityAccess) — As Hurricane Harvey threatens the Texas gulf coast, a number of concerts have been canceled in anticipation of the encroaching storm.

Coldplay postponed their Friday night show at NRG Stadium in Houston.

"We 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 wrote in a press statement advising fans of the news.

Mary J. Blige also postponed her scheduled Strength of a Woman Tour show, which was to take place at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Friday. Instead, the concert will now take place on Sept. 19th

Country group Lady Antebellum has also been affected by the storm and cancelled their planned show on Sunday at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands.

"Due to the anticipated weather event in Houston this weekend, and in the interest of Fan safety, Sunday’s Lady Antebellum YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR stop at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman has been cancelled," the venue said in a statement on Friday.

Harvey, which had been just a tropical depression several days ago, rapidly gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico and is now on track for a slow pass over Texas's coast on Friday evening. The storm is expected to drop as much as 35 inches of rain on some parts of the region, according to the National Weather Service.