Muse to play anniversary gig for War Child charity
January 30, 2013 11:21 AM EST
British rock band Muse will headline a gig in London next month to mark the 20th anniversary of War Child, a charity that aims to protect young victims of conflicts around the world.
The gig on February 18 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire will be the fifth time War Child has staged a concert in association with the BRIT Awards, Britain's top pop honours which take place this year at the O2 Arena on February 20.
War Child is to receive the inaugural Special Recognition Award at the ceremony, while Muse has been nominated for best British group and best British live act.
Muse's song "Survival" was chosen as the official song for the Olympic Games in London last year.
The BRIT Awards Concerts at the 2,000-capacity Empire have raised more than 600,000 pounds for War Child and included performances from Coldplay, The Killers, Blur and Kasabian.
"We are proud to have a continuing association with War Child, who have been doing amazing work over the last 20 years," said Muse lead singer Matt Bellamy.
"It's great to see their efforts being recognised at this year's BRITs and we are really looking forward to playing this special show for them," he added in a statement.
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Tourre on stand says email in SEC case 'not accurate'
- Syrian authorities blocking access to needy in Homs - Red Cross
- Faith in European Union at low ebb, EU poll says
- Former UBS banker gets 18 months, $1 million fine, for muni bid-rigging scheme
- U.S. judge halts challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy bid
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu
- Virginia Woman Who Posted Naked Image Of Ex-BF’s New Partner 1st Person Charged Under Revenge Porn Law
- Australia's 'No Way' Anti-Asylum Seeker Poster Sparks Outrage
- Meizu MX4 Pro To Arrive In November In Black And White Colours, Features Higher Than QHD Display, Exynos 5430 SoC And 3 GB RAM
- Israel Loses A Friend in UN Security Council As New Zealand Replaces Australia