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Eric Clapton, Chris Martin added to 12.12.12 benefit

Band: Coldplay Tour reason: To promote “Mylo Xyloto”

Band: Coldplay
Tour reason: To promote “Mylo Xyloto” (2011), the band’s fourth studio album.
U.S. tour dates: June 22-Aug 11
Credit: Fox

Eric Clapton and Coldplay's Chris Martin have signed onto the massive 12.12.12 benefit at Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund's efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Clapton and Martin join Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and others for the benefit next Thursday. Tickets for the show, which range from $150-$2,500 apiece, went on sale through Ticketmaster today.

Organizers announced today that the concert will air live on 34 networks -- ranging from Fuse to the Cooking Channel, from Palladia to the Military History Channel, as well as WLNY and WLIW. The concert will be available to more than one billion people worldwide on television, as well as on Clear Channel radio and the Internet.

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