Folk punk troubadour Frank Turner rounded up the 15th anniversary season of Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 29 March 2015 with a barnstorming headline performance.
Earlier in the day, Frank Turner had dropped in on one of the music workshops run by the Royal Albert Hall and the Teenage Cancer Trust. Welsh rockers Stereophonics had also dropped in on a workshop earlier in the week to offer tips to the young musicians.
On to the evening’s concert and folk singer Will Varley opened proceedings with a confident set.
Next up were special guests Idlewild, who kicked off with Collect Yourself from new album Everything Ever Written.
The Scottish indie stars finished their set with 100 Broken Windows single Roseability and an emotional performance of 2002 album-closer In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction.
After an introduction to the stage by presenter Tim Lovejoy and a group of young people currently being supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust, Frank Turner took to the stage.
With the audience in the palm of his hand from the sound of the very first note, the singer-songwriter tore through a lengthy set of hits and rarities from his five albums, as well as some new material.
He was joined by his band The Sleeping Souls.
Frank Turner is a strong supporter of the Teenage Cancer Trust and earlier in the year collected an NME Award on behalf of the charity.
On the night, Turner admitted that he’d not enjoyed his recent break from touring and recording and would be returning later in 2015 with a new studio album, much to the delight of his loyal fans.
Turner concluded his Royal Albert Hall debut and indeed the 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust season with I Still Believe, his poignant tribute to rock & roll.
All photos: Andy Paradise, 2015
We Don’t Believe You
King for a King
I Got This Email
You Held the World in Your Arms
Love Steals Us From Loneliness
In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction
FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS
Four Simple Words
Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
If Ever I Stray
Out of Breath
Journey of the Magi
Song for Eva Mae
The Way I Tend to Be
Love Ire & Song
Plain Sailing Weather
Peggy Sang the Blues
Try This at Home
The Next Storm
Long Live the Queen
The Angel Islington
The Ballad of Me and My Friends
I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
I Still Believe