British rock band Coldplay was forced to call quits on a concert to be scheduled in Houston for Friday night and postpone it after the most powerful hurricane bore down on Texas after a dozen years, the band said on Friday.

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coastline late Friday, unleashing torrents of rain and jam-packed powerful winds -the first major storm to hit the US mainland in about 12 years. Houston does not directly sit in the path of the storm but is expected to receive up to 20 inches of rain.

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 tweeted. “So, sadly, we will have to postpone.

The band commented that details about rescheduling and refunding would be published later.