The bands celebrate War Child's 15th anniversary in London

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The Killers and Coldplay are to both play an intimate show in London, at the newly renamed O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 18.

Two of the biggest selling artists of 2008 will both play 45 minute sets at the West London venue for just 2,000 lucky fans, in celebration of War Child’s 15th anniversary.

The show will also launch the new charity compilation Heroes which is being released on February 16.

Commenting on playing the tiny show, Coldplay state: “In our eyes, War Child is one of the world’s most important charities, and The Killers are one of our favourite bands, so playing this concert is an absolute pleasure for us.”

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

Tickets for the event will cost £50 and will only be available through a lottery system, to sign up go to www.warchildheroes.com from 9am on Friday (January 30).

Registration will close at 5pm on February 3. Fans who have won the chance to buy tickets will be notified by February 6. There is a maximum of 2 tickets per entry.

All profits will go to aid War Child’s work to protect the most marginalised children in war zones.

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