Coldplay and Killers team-up for charity gig

Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin do it for the kids
Brandon Flowers and Chris Martin do it for the kids

In terms of world-dominating acts, they don't come much bigger than Coldplay and The Killers. So when both bands join forces for a co-headlining gig at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, it's kind of a big deal…

It's all for charity of course: the double-act is in aid of the War Child organisation's 15th anniversary on 18 February. Just 2000 tickets at £50 a pop are available via a lottery system. Registration opens tomorrow (9am, 30 January) but you can sign-up for an email alert in the meantime.


The gig is preceded by War Child's latest covers album, Heroes, on 16 February. It follows the charity's hugely successful Help! compilations and looks to be well worth parting with your hard-earned cash for…

Heroes tracklisting

1. Beck - Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob Dylan)
2. Scissor Sisters - Do The Strand (Roxy Music)
3. Lily Allen and Mick Jones - Straight To Hell"(The Clash)
4. Duffy - Live and Let Die (Sir Paul McCartney)
5. Elbow - Running To Stand Still (U2)
6. TV on the Radio - Heroes (David Bowie)
7. Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division)
8. The Kooks - Victoria (The Kinks)
9. Estelle - Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
10. Rufus Wainwright - Wonderful/Song For Children (Brian Wilson)
11. Peaches - Search And Destroy (The Stooges)
12. The Hold Steady - Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
13. The Like - You Belong To Me (Elvis Costello)
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones)
15. Franz Ferdinand - Call Me (Blondie)

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