Over 200,000 fans try to get tickets for War Child concert

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Over 200,000 people tried to get tickets for Coldplay and The Killers’ joint-headlining show in aid of War Child – breaking all traffic records to the charity’s website.

The ballot winners for the 2,000 capacity show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 18 were drawn yesterday (February 9). “The response has been phenomenal,” says War Child’s Music Director Ben Knowles. “It will be a great thrill to be able to welcome the two biggest bands of the 21st Century to the same stage.”

“Coldplay were one of the bands that gave us hope when we were just four boys in a garage,” a statement from The Killers said. “To share the stage with them for the War Child cause is an honour.”

As reported, MySpace music are currently streaming ‘Heroes’ – in which music legends choose a favourite track from their back catalogue and select a contemporary artist to cover it – prior to its official release on February 16.

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