Coldplay and The Killers must have made New Year's Resolutions to be more like Bono -- they're hitting Shepherds Bush Empire in February for a one-night-only charity gig to benefit War Child. Mostly all we know so far is that it's supposed to be super intimate, with you and 2,000 of your best friends. All good deeds and charities aside, they need to take a hint from Morrissey on how to make a show intimate.
Tickets for the February 18 gig are £50 each, and they'll be available for very lucky fans through a lottery system. The lottery opens for entries at 9 a.m. tomorrow (that's 4 a.m. EST), through the War Child web site.
War Child works to protect children in war zones. The concert actually celebrates the charity's 15th anniversary and the release of the album Heroes, which is out on February 16 and features tons of big names (Hot Chip, TV On The Radio, Elbow, etc.) re-recording tracks to benefit the organization.
Of the gig, Coldplay said: In our eyes, War Child is one of the world's most important charities, and The Killers are one of our favourite bands, so playing this concert is an absolute pleasure for us.
Not to be outdone, The Killers added: Coldplay were one of the bands that gave us hope when we were just four boys in a garage. To share the stage with them for the War Child cause is an honour.