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Coldplay Dedicate New Song 'Houston' to Harvey Victims

Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams Tour
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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the A Head Full of Dreams Tour at MetLife Stadium on July 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Just days after canceling a gig in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey, Coldplay paid tribute to their Texas fans during Monday night's (Aug. 28) show in Miami with a new song dedicated to their love of all things Lone Star, "Houston." Singer Chris Martin explained to the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami that the group wrote the new song, "because we all grew up loving country music, and of course that's kind of what we think of when we go to Texas. So if you'll bear with us, this is a new song and we'll never play this again." 

Martin explained that the band would play the acoustic song one time for fans in Miami and that they wanted to "send it over there to everyone who missed the show," with lyrics that pray for Texans to make it through the rain so the band can come back down to see them again soon. As spotted by HuffPothe song features the lyrics, "I'm dreamin' of when I get back to Houston/ I'm dreamin' of that fair and special place/ I'm dreamin' of when Houston has no problems/ In that city where they send you into space/ I'm dreamin' of when I get back to Texas/ Corpus Christie, Harris County, Galveston... Houston you got to keep on keepin' on."

Listen to it below and look for a list of ways you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Artists including Chris Young, Lady AntebellumBeyoncé, Kevin Hart and Drake have pledged to help those affected by the massive storm, which has dumped more than 40 inches of rain in some parts of Texas to date.

 The Red Cross has posted a list of flood safety tips here. You can also help by visiting redcross.org, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The New York Times has compiled a list of national organizations that are helping victims as well. Among them:

AmeriCares -- takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

 

Catholic Charities -- provided food, clothing, shelter and support services to people from all religious backgrounds.

Salvation Army -- donations can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or texting STORM to 51555.

AABB -- coordinates and manages blood collection during disasters. Most in demand at this point is O-positive blood. to donate try AABB (301) 907-6977, America's Blood Centers, American Red Cross, Armed Services Blood Program.

To avoid being scammed, check in with Charity Navigator, which houses a list of legitimate charities responding to the storm.