On February 8, Coldplay will perform at Club Nokia for a special iHeartRadio Benefit concert presented by Clear Channel Media and L.A. radio stations KIIS FM, 98-7 and MYFM. Proceeds will go to two Los Angeles based youth charities: A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection.
A Place Called Home, based in South Central Los Angeles, provides a safe Haven for underserved youth and provides resources in education for them to take their lives in a better direction. Youth Mentoring connection is a mentor program that partners with at-risk youth and lends a guiding hand to help them fulfill their purpose. Coldplay’s contribution to the benefit shows the group’s renowned dedication to international charity work and activism.
"It's a special scenario for the Los Angeles radio stations and iHeartRadio to have an opportunity to collaborate with Coldplay to support the work of two great local organizations that directly impact the LA community," said John Ivey, Senior Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Coldplay in this intimate setting will be an amazing experience for the audience, plus concert-goers will be helping support LA's at-risk youth."
Coldplay released their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, in October 2011 and also performed at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. They are treating Los Angeles to an early show with the iHeartRadio benefit after they had scheduling three shows at the Hollywood Bowl for the month of May.
About A Place Called Home: A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts and well being. They are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world. Visit www.apch.org for more information.
About Youth Mentoring Connection: Youth Mentoring Connection (YMC) awakens at-risk youths to their power, unique gifts and purpose by matching them with caring adult mentors and placing that "match" within a structured group dynamic that provides the resources that they need to reach productive, conscious adulthood. YMC further seeks to awaken society to the needs, promise and value of this overlooked population. Visit www.youthmentoring.org for more information.?
Coldplay performs at Club Nokia Feb. 8. For more information, visit www.coldplay.com