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    Coldplay to play intimate charity Christmas shows, venues to be 'kept secret'

    coldplaynme.jpgColdplay are set to play two 'hidden' shows this Christmas to raise money for charity, the official Coldplay site has just announced today. Exiled in the studio, Coldplay have decided to break cover in order to play two special shows in the UK cities of Liverpool and Newcastle. The band have teamed up with homeless charity Crisis and will perform in two top secret venues. The hidden gigs will take place in Liverpool on December 19th [discussion], before continuing in Newcastle on December 20th [discussion]. Early discussion on these shows is at the Coldplay forum 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 go on sale from 2pm this Friday (November 12th). 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 includes early 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 Choir With No Name, 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.



    A nice new picture of Coldplay (source: coldplay.com)


    Here is Coldplay.com's statement in full:


    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 Crisis, the UK charity for single homeless people. The hidden gigs 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 http://www.seetickets.com/hidden 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 here 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 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 their website.


    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 Choir With No Name, an acclaimed vocal choir made up of homeless people and others on the fringes of society, including clients of Crisis. Anchorman



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