Coldplay to perform gig at secret Liverpool venue

British band Coldplay are aiming to raise money for a homeless charity by performing a secret gig in Liverpool.

The band, whose hits include A Rush of Blood to the Head, Clocks and Yellow, have agreed to play at a Liverpool venue on December 19th in order to raise money for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.

Tickets, costing £50 each, will be available to people with a Liverpool billing address from the charity's website from 14:00 today (November 12th).

The venue will be revealed 24 hours before the band are due to step on stage, which the charity said will give gig-goers a small taste of the uncertainty faced by people living on the streets.

Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said Coldplay's backing is bringing something "unique" to the charity this Christmas.

"We know that their support and millions of fans will help shine a light on the thousands of hidden homeless people we strive to help year round who are all too often forgotten – particularly at Christmas when we know the pain of homelessness can be particularly acute," she said.

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