Coldplay to Play Kids Company Charity Concert


Story by Cat Badra

Coldplay are set to play Dec. 10 show for Kids Company charity

Coldplay have always carried a do-gooder vibe. Now, the guys have announced that they will headline a major gig at London’s O2 Arena to raise money for the children’s charity, Kids Company, in December. Kids Company provides, “practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children,” according to an official statement. Of course, we’re happy to see Coldplay lending their talents to such a great cause.

The adult alternative pop-rock band will play to 20,000 on Dec. 10, in a show called, “Under 1 Roof.” Tinie Tempah and Emeli Sande’ will also bring their musical talents to the show, as well as comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. Coogan will do his set his alter ego of Alan Partridge.

Coldplay have supported Kids Company since they were a fresh-faced rock band with stars in their eyes, including donating funds to the charity over the years. “Kids Company is a phenomenal organization that is very close to our hearts,” Coldplay said, in a release. “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.”

“Coldplay’s continuing support is fantastic. They have already provided funds to help thousands of children who have suffered violence and neglect,” Kids Company founder and CEO Camila Batmanghelidjh said. “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.” Read more about the charity and the show on the organization’s official website.


Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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