Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW.
Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW. As previously reported, the event was originally scheduled for Nov. 20 but was postponed for logistical reasons. All original tickets will be honored for the new date at the Universal Amphitheatre in Hollywood.
Beyond Coldplay, the show will feature performances by Nellie McKay, Aqualung, Cafe Tacuba, the Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan, Van Hunt and up-and-coming rock trio the Like, whose members are the daughters of Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, producer Mitchell Froom and industry veteran Tony Berg.
Originally announced performers Rilo Kiley and Ben Watt will not be on hand due to scheduling issues. Mark Farina will DJ at the event's after party.
Coldplay is at work on its third Capitol studio album, expected in the first half of next year. As previously reported, frontman Chris Martin is among the artists participating in Band Aid 20's new recording of the 1984 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?," to be released at the end of the month by Mercury.