Coldplay are to perform two UK shows this Christmas in aid of the homeless charity Crisis, it was announced today.
The so-called ‘Hidden Gigs’ will take place in Liverpool on December 19th and Newcastle on December 20th. However, the specific locations of each show will not be revealed until the day before each concert.
General tickets for both shows will cost £50, and are to go on sale this Friday (Nov 12th) at 2pm (GMT). All proceeds from the ticket sales are to go towards the charity. Other tickets are to be made available to residents of Liverpool and Newcastle, while there will also be an auction of 200 tickets and 30 meet & greet tickets for each gig.
The lucky 30 will be treated to early entry, a champagne reception, premier seats, a photo session, access to a VIP bar, as well as a chance to meet the band.
TV stars Ant & Dec will host the Newcastle gig, with support on both dates coming from Choir With No Name, a collective comprising of homeless people and others helped by Crisis.
Following Coldplay’s Wembley stadium shows in September, the band are now working on the follow up to their huge-selling 2008 album ‘Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends‘.Just Published: