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Chris Martin Performs At Benefit For New York Homeless Shelter

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Coldplay's Chris Martin took part in an impromptu benefit concert to help support a homeless shelter in New York City.

According to Time, Martin stopped in at The Bowery Mission in Manhattan Wednesday and after a brief jam session with some of the people there, he teased plans for an impromptu benefit concert at the Mercury Lounge.

The benefit concert featured Martin performing solo, covering both Coldplay material as well as covers from artists ranging from Leonard Cohen to Drake, Time reported.

Martin then invited several singers who had been assisted by the mission to join him on stage where they performed songs such as the Beatles' "Yesterday" and "Amazing Grace."

The concert helped to raise $4,300 for the mission and kicked off a donation campaign for the shelter. The event sold out with tickets going for $25 a piece. – Staff Writers

The fundraising campaign can be found at:

Martin covering Drake's "Hotline Bling."