War Child Presents: The Killers and Coldplay

A unique opportunity to see two of the planet’s greatest rock bands in one of London’s most intimate legendary venues.

The Killers and Coldplay are coming together in aid of War Child for an exclusive concert at the newly renamed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, in front of just 2,000 lucky music fans.

The event will follow that evening’s Brit Awards and each band will be bringing the highlights of their full set to the smaller stage in special 45 minute performances.

The night celebrates War Child’s 15th Anniversary and the release of their new album Heroes (released on February 16 on EMI’s Parlophone label). War Child are supported for the evening by O2 to mark the launch of the O2 Academy venues.

General sale tickets to the event are £50 and will be available through a lottery system. The opportunity to enter the lottery will begin at 9am, Friday January 30 through www.warchildheroes.com

All profits will go to aid War Child’s work to protect the most marginalised children in war zones, who would otherwise be overlooked: street children, child soldiers and children in prison.

Quote from Coldplay:
“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.”

Quote from The Killers:
“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 honor.”

Quote from War Child:
“This is a really special way to mark War Child’s 15th birthday – and a once in a lifetime night,” said Ben Knowles, Music Director of War Child. “War Child are proud and very excited by Coldplay and The Killers’ amazing generosity. The impact their support will have is huge.
Our upcoming album ‘Heroes’ has brought together the 15 greatest music legends of the 20th Century. Now it is a great thrill to be able to welcome the two biggest bands of the 21st Century to the same stage”