Coldplay to play benefit show at Club Nokia
Coldplay will perform a special concert at Club Nokia next month to benefit two Los Angeles-based youth charities, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment -- which is presenting the show along with iHeartRadio, KIIS-FM, KYSR-FM and KBIG-FM -- announced Tuesday.
The Grammy award-winning pop-rockers, who have been vocal about their passion for activism and charity work, have paired with iHeartRadio for the Feb. 8 show. Proceeds from the tickets will go to A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection. News of the benefit was announced Tuesday.
"It's a special scenario for the Los Angeles radio stations and iHeartRadio to have an opportunity to collaborate with Coldplay to support the work of two great local organizations that directly impact the L.A. community," John Ivey, senior vice president of programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, said in a statement. "Coldplay in this intimate setting will be an amazing experience for the audience, plus concert-goers will be helping support L.A.'s at-risk youth."
Tickets go on sale to KIIS-FM, KYSR-FM and KBIG-FM club members on Thursday at 10 a.m. and to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Coldplay's Chris Martin performs at the MTV European Music Awards 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011. Credit: Joel Ryan / Associated Press