Coldplay are auctioning off memorabilia from their Mylo Xyloto world tour for charity.
The band have donated instruments and stage outfits used during the shows in an online auction to raise funds for Kids Company.
The charity works with vulnerable children and young people in London and Bristol.
The sale comes ahead of the band’s charity concert, Under 1 Roof, on 19 December at London’s Eventim Apollo.
They’ll be joined for the show by David Brent and Foregone Conclusion, Lily Allen, Dynamo and Rizzle Kicks. The evening will be hosted by Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton.
Chris Martin said: “Buying a ticket to this concert will guarantee two things: a totally unique never-to-be-repeated night of star-spangled entertainment, and money in the Christmas coffers of a charity that brings love and happiness to London’s most vulnerable kids.”
By Tuesday morning (12 November) a guitar used by Jonny Buckland had become the most expensive item on sale at £4,400 after 43 bids.
Guy Berryman’s bass is also up for sale on eBay. At the same time an outfit worn by Chris Martin had reached £2,000.
Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s fifth album and was released in October 2011.
It went to number one in UK album charts and the lead single, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, was nominated for two Grammy awards.
The tour, which started later that year, followed headline shows at Glastonbury and Lollapalooza and continued into 2012 in North America, Europe and Australasia.
The auctions are live now and run until Sunday 17 November.
The items come with authentication certificates, signed by all the band members.
Tickets for Under 1 Roof go on sale on Thursday 14 November. [Source]