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Just when you thought that Coldplay playing three nights at the Hollywood Bowl this coming May was the band’s biggest SoCal news, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles announce that the Brit rockers will perform live at a special iHeartRadio Benefit Concert three months earlier on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE!

The seven-time Grammy Award-winning group is known for their activism and international charity work, and according to the press release, proceeds from the show will benefit A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection, two Los Angeles-based youth charities. The iHeartRadio benefit concert will be presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles radio stations KIIS FM, 98.7 FM and MYFM.

Coldplay released their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, in October 2011 and also performed at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “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.”

iHeartRadio will partner with A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection to raise money for the two Los Angeles-based charities. A Place Called Home provides a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles for underserved youth. They provide programs in education, arts, and well-being to empower youth to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives. Youth Mentoring Connection matches at-risk youth with caring adult mentors to help them awaken to their power, unique gifts, and purpose. The structured group dynamic provides the resources youth need to reach productive, conscious adulthood.

Tickets go on sale to KIIS FM, 98.7 FM, and MYFM listener loyalty club members on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. PST and to the public on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. PST on Ticketmaster.

To become a member of one of the stations’ free loyalty clubs, visit their website — www.kiisfm.com; www.987fm.com; or www.1043myfm.com (keyword Coldplay) — for details.

In the meantime, you can catch our review of Mylo Xyloto, check out the remaining 2012 North American tour dates here, and view their upcoming single, “Charlie Brown,” down below to necessitate your fill!

Visit www.coldplay.com for more details.