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[19-Dec-2010] Crisis: Coldplay in Liverpool (ROYAL COURT THEATRE, 1 ROE ST, L1 1HL)

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Venue Announced!

Text from Crisis:


Crisis Hidden Gigs venue is Royal Court Theatre, 1 Roe Street, Liverpool, L1 1HL.

Very Important: Check your email or http://www.crisis.org.uk for further instructions.




For those attending this concert, please join the social group!






Discussion thread for the above show.


<img src=http://www.coldplaying.com/images/coldplaynme.jpg ALIGN="Left" HSPACE="5" VSPACE="5" >Coldplay are set to play two secret shows this Christmas to raise money for charity, the official Coldplay site has <a href=http://coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=661 target="_blank">just announced</a> today. Exiled in the studio, Coldplay have decided to break cover in order to play two special British shows. The band have teamed up with homeless charity Crisis and will perform in two top secret venues. The <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/crisis-hidden-gigs.html target="_blank">hidden gigs</a> will take place in <b>Liverpool on December 19th</b> <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73624 target="_blank">[discussion]</a>, before continuing in <b>Newcastle on December 20th</b> <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73625 target="_blank">[discussion]</a>. Early discussion on these shows is at the <a href=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73623 target="_blank">Coldplay forum</a> now [thanks Craigie-J]


The shows will hold a mere 1000 people, an intimate show by Coldplay's standards. Taking place in co-operation with the charity, general tickets will cost £50 and are set to <b>go on sale from 2pm this Friday (November 12th)</b>. In addition to the general sale, Coldplay are set to hold an auction of 200 tickets plus 30 meet & greet tickets for each gig. The prize includesearly entry, a champagne reception, the best seats in the house, meeting Coldplay, a photo opportunity and access to a VIP bar.


A star studded affair, the Newcastle show will be compered by Ant & Dec. Coldplay will be supported on both dates by the <a href=http://www.choirwithnoname.org/ target="_blank">Choir With No Name</a>, a vocal choir made up of homeless people and others helped by Crisis.


This is far from the first time Coldplay have hooked up with a charity. The band played a one off show for War Child back in January, which culminated in Coldplay and The Killers taking to the stage with Bono and Gary Barlow.


<img src=http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/gallery/data/1173/medium/anicenewpictureofcoldplay.jpg HSPACE="5" VSPACE="5">

<i>A nice new picture of Coldplay (source: coldplay.com)</i>


<b>Here is Coldplay.com's statement in full:</b>


<i>Good morning. We're pleased to report that Coldplay will play two intimate Christmas gigs to draw attention to the problem of hidden homelessness and to raise vital funds for <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/ target="_blank">Crisis</a>, the UK charity for single homeless people. The <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/crisis-hidden-gigs.html target="_blank">hidden gigs</a> will take place in Liverpool on 19th December and Newcastle on 20th December.


The venues will remain hidden until 24 hours before Coldplay step on stage. This gives gig-goers a small taste of the uncertainty faced by the thousands of homeless people who do not know where they will spend the night. Both venues have been hand-picked by the band for their intimate nature, and each has a capacity of around 1,000 people. General tickets go on sale at 2pm this Friday (12th November) from <a href=http://www.seetickets.com/hidden target="_blank">http://www.seetickets.com/hidden</a> costing £50. There will be an allocation of general sale tickets available for Coldplay.com users to buy, using the code CP4CRISIS at the point of purchase. This allocation is available to all of Coldplay's online fans, wherever in the world they live (we obviously expect these tickets to sell pretty quickly). The rest of the general sale tickets will be sold to people living in and around Liverpool and Newcastle. Only those with a credit/debit card registered to billing addresses with the following postcodes will be able to buy these tickets:


Liverpool: L1 – L40, CH25 – CH32, CH41 – CH49, CH60 – CH63

Newcastle: NE1 – NE49, NE61 – NE71, SR1 – SR9, DH1 – DH9


Click <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/eligible_postcodes.pdf target="_blank">here</a> for a full breakdown of the eligible postcodes.


As well as the general sale tickets, there will be an auction of 200 general admission tickets available to anyone around the world. Plus, 30 meet & greet tickets will be auctioned for each gig, which will include early entry, champagne reception, best seats in the house, meet & greet with Coldplay, photo opportunity & access to VIP bar. The auctions will run for one week from 12 November at 2pm, again via http://www.seetickets.com/hidden.


All proceeds from all tickets will go to support Crisis’ vital work for single homeless people. For more information on that, please head to <a href=http://www.crisis.org.uk/ target="_blank">their website</a>.


Good friends of the band Ant & Dec will be travelling home to Newcastle for Christmas and have offered their compèring services for the Newcastle night. Supporting Coldplay on both dates will be the <a href=http://www.choirwithnoname.org/ target="_blank">Choir With No Name</a>, an acclaimed vocal choir made up of homeless people and others on the fringes of society, including clients of Crisis. Anchorman</i>

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I haven´t eaten anything since the news about the gig appeared...


Does anyone of you remember what were the final prices for the auctioned tickets for Exeter?


Edit: I found it, 800 for a pair...

But there were only 5 pairs of them, this time it should be 200 pc.

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I can't find the information about how much the tickets sold at the official charity auction tickets went for, but some selfish, horrible people bought tickets and sold them on ebay and they went for over £1000.




I found the list of 5 highest bids on the Exeter gig thread, they were from 880 to 800.

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