Coldplay's Chris Martin To Put Guitar Up For Auction For Hurricane Sandy Victims
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.26.2013
It's one of a kind...
NME reports that Coldplay's Chris Martin is auctioning off the "one-of-a-kind" guitar he used for the band's 2012 world tour to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. You can place a bid on it through Charity Buzz. It is expected to bring in $15,000.
A statement posted on the site reads: "Collect a one-of-a-kind guitar played by Chris Martin during Coldplay's Mx 2012 tour. The guitar was set up and modified specifically for, and used by, Chris Martin to play God Put A Smile On Your Face on tour. The guitar tech had to put the guitar back together after each show, making this guitar completely unique.Proceeds from the sale will go to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which help those caught up in the disaster last year. Martin also joined a host of rock legends for a special benefit gig at New York's Madison Square Garden last year for victims of the hurricane which battered America's east coast last October."
The band recently teamed up with Oxfam to make a new crowd video for an acoustic version of their song "In My Place" that will form part of a campaign to fight land grabs.