Coldplay dedicates new song to Houston following Hurricane Harvey

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Coldplay debuted a new song written for Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey at the group’s Miami show Monday.

Houston Chronicle reported that the band, which had to cancel its Friday show in Houston because of Harvey, interrupted its usual set to introduce the new song.

“This is because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that's kind of what we think of when we go to Texas,” said Chris Martin, the lead singer of the group. “So, if you'll bear with us, this is a new song and we’ll never play this again. It’s a once off and it's called ‘Houston.’ We’re gonna sing it in Miami for everybody here, and we’re gonna send it over there to everyone who missed the show.”

"From Miami we are sending love to Houston. We're praying that you make it through the rain," ABC News reported of the song's lyrics. "I know nothing's gonna break the will of Houston. Oh, how we can't wait to go down there again."

CNN reported that Coldplay's Houston show was canceled over concerns about fans' safety.

“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,” the band said.

Video of Coldplay performing "Houston #1" can be watched below:

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