Coldplay Raise $800,000 for Charity with ‘Mylo Xyloto’ Auction


Story by Cat Badra

Coldplay have raised $800,000 for charity in a new auction

Following in their do-gooder tradition, Coldplay have raised an impressive amount of money for charity by auctioning off a handful of art items created by the band and their artist friend, Paris, for their new studio album, “Mylo Xyloto.”

In total, fans donated a whopping $800,000 at Coldplay’s auction, according to OK! Magazine. The item that garnered the top prize was a graffiti-covered wall that appeared on the cover of “Mylo Xyloto,” which sold to a bidder from the Far East for $653,000. Other items up for grabs included photographs from the group’s world tour and autographed copies of “Mylo Xyloto” artwork, all of which pulled in roughly $176,000. Funds raised from the auction will benefit the Kids Company charity.

The guys of Coldplay were overjoyed by the response from the auction and tweeted, “Take a bow Coldplay fans. An incredible £610,000 raised so far from the Mylo art sale,” thanking fans for their support.

In other Coldplay news, singer Chris Martin is set to play next week’s “12.12.12 — The Concert for Sandy Relief,” which is a fundraiser for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The show is set to take place on Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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