First, it was Nine Inch Nails who auctioned off their gear on eBay, after announcing that they will end their live concerts and concentrate on studio work. Now, Coldplay has announced on their website that beginning 17th December, 2009 until 5pm GMT on 31st December, 2009, they will start auctions on eBay of their gear like amplifiers, guitars and other instruments, equipment, autographed promotional material and also costumes from their tour.
Of course, this is just a preview of what’s to come because this will be a series of auctions on a collection of items accumulated over ten years so if you are a true Coldplay fan, this is a series of auction that you should not miss. Proceeds from this auction will be donated to Kids Company, a charitable organization based in London that helps vulnerable children and youths.
Coldplay has prepared a promotional video for this event which I have enclosed below. Enjoy!