Coldplay to Auction Off Old Gear for Charity

Coldplay to Auction Off Old Gear for Charity
Two weeks ago, Nine Inch Nails announced that since they will no longer be touring, they are going to sell off most of their old gear on eBay. Now, Coldplay will be following suit, holding a decade-end clearance sale of musical equipment, merchandise, platinum records and ugly jackets.

Based on the news post on their official website [via TwentyFourBit], Coldplay's fire sale will differ from Nine Inch Nails' in several significant ways. First off, unlike the NIN items, all of Coldplay's gear will be signed by the band, or will come with a certificate of authenticity (signed by all four members). What's more, all proceeds earned from the sale will be donated to Kids Company, a charity that aims to provide "practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people."

Of course, the most significant difference between the two clearance sales is that Nine Inch Nails broke up, whereas Coldplay are still together. Really, this sale is just to make room for all of the new stuff the band will accumulate over the next decade.

The items will be placed on eBay on December 17, and bidding will run until December 31.