Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland will be playing a special one off concert later this year, which will mark the band’s only live US outing of 2004 so far.
Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland will be playing a benefit gig for Californian public radio station 89.9 FM KCRW on Saturday, November 20 at the 6,000 capacity Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
The gig, billed as ‘A Sounds Eclectic Evening’ will be Coldplay’s only performance in America this year and also features Rilo Kiley and Nellie McKay (other artists will be announced in the coming weeks).KCRW was the first radio station in America to play Coldplay in 2000, with the band making their US live radio debut on December 20 of that year on the station’s lead music show, ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’. Even after Coldplay’s meteoric rise to success in America, they continued to return to the station for interviews and sessions.
KCRW Music Director Nic Harcourt said in a statement,
“KCRW is thrilled that Chris and Jonny are going to perform at this year’s Sounds Eclectic Evening. The concert is not only a chance for us to showcase some of the most famous artists who received our on-air support early in their careers, but also up-and-coming artists and bands that we believe in. I’m always excited about these shows and this one should be a great success as a benefit for the station, as well as being one of the best live shows in Southern California this year.”
Since 2001, KCRW’s ‘Sounds Eclectic’ concerts have featured performances by Aimee Mann, Beck, Beth Orton, Blackalicious, Damien Rice, DJ Shadow, Elliott Smith, Felix Da Housecat, Gary Jules, Jurassic 5, Liz Phair, Norah Jones, Ozomatli, Pete Yorn, Sparklehorse, The Polyphonic Spree and Zero 7.
Tickets for the event go on sale to the through Ticketmaster on Monday October 11.
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