1 Feb 2010
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOWS
The Who will wrap up the 10-night spectacular in style on Tuesday, March 30 with a performance of QUADROPHENIA
Teenage Cancer Trust today announces an all-star, 10-night line up to celebrate its 10th year of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall in association with Nomura. Following Depeche Mode’s sold-out gig on 17 February, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones) will kick off nine consecutive nights starting on Monday 22 March.
The week continues with a comedy night on Tuesday 23 March, featuring Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Noel Fielding. Wednesday 24 March sees the return of brit-pop legends Suede, reforming for one night only for Teenage Cancer Trust. Noel Gallagher, performing for the first time since Oasis split last year, plays Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March. His two-night run, the only shows planned for 2010, promises to be unforgettable.
On Saturday 27 March, Arctic Monkeys will play the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time. Sunday will be Teenage Cancer Trust’s first ever pop night, headlined by MOBO winners and multi-Brit nominated JLS. Monday 29 is the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig featuring ska legends The Specials. NME has today announced that The Specials will be given the Outstanding Contribution award on 24 February at London’s Iconic O2 Academy Brixton. In recognition of Teenage Cancer Trust’s link with the British Music Industry and work with young people with cancer, NME has renamed the award the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution.
The Who will wrap up the 10-night spectacular in style on Tuesday, March 30 with a performance of QUADROPHENIA. Paid subscribers to www.thewho.com will have access to an exclusive pre-sale to this performance. More details will be posted on www.www.thewho.comVERY soon.
Announcing the line up, Roger Daltrey CBE, Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust said: “When The Who first got together in 2000 to raise money for this brilliant charity, I had no idea we’d achieve so much from these shows. In the last ten years we’ve raised over £8.7 million, helping Teenage Cancer Trust to open nine more specialist cancer units for young people across the UK.
“Teenage Cancer Trust has come such a long way since our first gig and I’m extremely proud of this event. I’m forever inspired by the support I have received from the artists and members of the music and comedy industries. This year has been no exception and it’s thanks to them that our 10th anniversary shows are set to break all records for Teenage Cancer Trust.”
The 2010 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall line-up:
Wednesday 17 February – Depeche Mode
Monday 22 March – Them Crooked Vultures, brought to you by American Airlines
Tuesday 23 March – Comedy night: Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert
Wednesday 24 March – Suede
Thursday 25 March – Noel Gallagher
Friday 26 March – Noel Gallagher
Saturday 27 March – Arctic Monkeys
Sunday 28 March – JLS
Monday 29 March – The Specials
Tuesday 30 March – The Who
Tickets go on sale on Friday 5 February, and can be purchased from the following websites:
www.royalalberthall.com / 0845 401 5030
www.gigsandtours.com / 0871 230 7136
Support acts to be announced, check www.teenagecancertrust.org for details.
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