Coldplay have announced that, on Saturday, 10th December 2011, they will host Under 1 Roof, a benefit concert in support of the charity Kids Company at the O2 Arena in London. Stars turning out for Under 1 Roof, featuring live music and comedy, include Coldplay, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge. [Full discussion on this new show is at the Coldplay Live forum now (thanks hps & _Tash)]
Coldplay are long-term supporters of Kids Company and have pulled together the line-up at London’s world-famous O2 Arena to raise funds for the London-based charity. Established in 1996, Kids Company works across 4 centres and in 40 schools helping vulnerable children and young people in some of the most deprived areas of London.
Coldplay on the official wesbite said: "Kids Company is a phenomenal organisation that is very close to our hearts. We hope that people get behind the event to raise as much money for Kids Company as possible. On our side, we can promise anyone that buys a ticket that they’ll be part of a very special night."
Speaking about the concert, Kids Company Founder and CEO, Camila Batmanghelidjh commented: "Coldplay’s continuing support is fantastic. They have already provided funds to help thousands of children who have suffered violence and neglect. How amazing that they are now being joined by other generous friends for Under 1 Roof, to establish what we hope will become a regular event, generating vital support for many more children in years to come."
You may remember back in December 2009, Coldplay offered memorabilia for auction during their 'End of Decade Clearout Sale' for their designated charity, Kids Company. The instruments, wardrobe, and other memorabilia items auctioned on eBay raised over $400,000 (£250,000). Items offered at auction covered each of Coldplay’s albums and performances from each era, including Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, and the latest Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. In total, Coldplayers from this site spent almost £70,000 ($120,000) on treasured Coldplay items for the Kids Company charity. Here was the list of items won by members of the Coldplaying messageboard during the auction [thanks NumbersGirl]:
Lot 3 - Takamine Guitar - lo&loud - £5,800
Lot 6 - Parachutes Globe - NumbersGirl - £8,100
Lot 8 - Chris' Yamaha CP70 - christopher Martin - £4,000
Lot 9 - Fender Rhodes piano - lo&loud - £2,505
Lot 13 - Shiver Lith - DriftedFar^ - approx £600
Lot 15 - Don't Panic Lith #1 - Pallavi - £650
Lot 17 - Jonny's Fender Thinline Telecaster - Texasluvsjonny - £3,500
Lot 23 - Jonny's AROBTTH poster - Sirhc - £820
Lot 27 - Yellow Lith #1 - DriftedFar^ - £1,021.83
Lot 31 - Chris' Gibson J200 "Til Kingdom Come" - Afeather - £5,100
Lot 32 - Chris' Gibson J200 "A Message" - bonedaddy - £5,650
Lot 38 - Will's Drum from "Talk" video - lo&loud - £1,850
Lot 39 - Jonny's Viva Guitar - Jason-DeBord - £15,000
Lot 45 - Autoharp - silver.lining42 - £3,600
Lot 46 - Guy's Viva Jacket - Afeather - £4,800
Lot 52 - Strawberry Swing Outfit - lo&loud - £6,100
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Coldplay photos from the studio during the clearout sale preparations back in December 2009:
Right now, the band are in the studio, sorting out/signing the items for the End of Decade Clearout
Still sorting the auction. This is Jonny's first pedal board!
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