U2’s Bono Joins Coldplay and The Killers For War Child Gig In The Capital

Take That's Gary Barlow also makes a surprise appearance at the post-BRITS show

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War Child got two of the biggest bands in the world, Coldplay and The Killers to play an intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire after the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night (February 18).

U2’s Bono and Take That’s Gary Barlow also made surprise guest appearances for the shows encore at 1.30am, both of them singing on The Killers track “All These Things That I’ve Done”, with both Coldplay and The Killers onstage.
Bono sang a part of the verse and the lines “I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier.”

Earlier on Chris Martin had welcomed Barlow on stage to sing “Back For Good” saying: “Shall we welcome the greatest comeback kid of all time?”, adding “The band to see at the moment is Take That. We’ve just had a really bad day. Didn’t win anything at the Brits and we’ve just come back from Japan,” referencing Coldplays four unwon BRIT nominations.

The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, Courtney Love, Pet Shop Boys and Natalie Imbruglia were some of the other artists watching the show from the intimate venue’s balcony.

The show was also the launch event for the brand new War Child compilation ‘Heroes: Vol 1″ – which marks the 15th Anniversary of War Child. The album sees music legends select a favourite track from their back catalogue and nominate a contemporary artist to perform a cover version. It includes Beck covering Bob Dylan’s “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”, Duffy performing Wings’ “Live And Let Die” and Elbow tackling U2’s “Running To Stand Still”.

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