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Muse to play anniversary gig for War Child charity

Published on Jan 30, 2013 10:37 AM
Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs at Staples Center on Thursday, Jan 29, 2013 in Los Angeles. -- PHOTO : JOHN SHEARER/INVISION/AP

LONDON (REUTERS) - 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 Feb 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 Feb 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.

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