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Coldplay have announced that they will play special hidden charity gigs “somewhere in Newcastle and Liverpool” in December.

The exact venues of the gigs – which are to highlight homelessness and will take place on December 19 and 20 – will be kept secret until you buy tickets, when you will be sent a text and an email telling you where to go.

The unique idea behind the gigs – which will benefit homelessness charity Crisis – is that it will give people an idea of the “uncertainty faced by thousands of homeless people who do not know where they will spend the night.”

Both gigs will also feature The Choir With No Name, Britain’s only choir consisting of homeless people.

“To have the backing of Coldplay brings something unique to Crisis this Christmas,” said Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis. “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.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 12. More information can be found at Coldplay.com.

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