Teenage Cancer Trust announces stellar line up for 10th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall
1 February, 2010
Following Depeche Mode's sold-out gig on 17 February, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures 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 30 with a performance of Quadrophenia. 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.
Chris Cotton, Acting Chief Executive at the Royal Albert Hall said: 'We are honoured to have supported Teenage Cancer Trust’s concerts since they started here 10 years ago. Roger
has consistently brought an incredible line up of talent to raise funds in support of young people who are affected by cancer. When Teenage Cancer Trust is at the Hall the atmosphere in the
auditorium is electric and the house is full night after night. We are also proud of the music and art workshops that we run in collaboration with the charity which offer teenagers the opportunity
to work with some of their favourite artists. We look forward to many more years of working with Teenage Cancer Trust to support their fantastic efforts.'
This year sees another incredible milestone for the concerts. Nomura, the global investment bank, is on board as the first ever headline sponsor, strengthening the existing relationship between the
organisations. Nomura’s employees selected Teenage Cancer Trust as their UK charity partner for two years from May 2009. The partnership is the bank’s most successful fundraising relationship
to date; 1,000 employees are actively involved and over £75,000 has been raised so far towards the fundraising target.
Teenage Cancer Trust believes that teenagers should not have to stop being teenagers, just because they have cancer. The charity funds and develops specialist teenage cancer units within
NHS hospitals which enable young people to be treated together, by an expert team, in the best possible environment. Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on quality of life and aims to improve the
chances of survival for young people with cancer. Since its inception in 1990, the charity has opened a total of 14 units and plans to build enough so that, by 2012, every single teenager in
the UK can have access to the support they provide.
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For more information please contact Teenage Cancer Trust:
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For TV & Radio enquiries and accreditation please contact:
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Notes to editors
About Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall
Roger Daltrey has worked tirelessly year on year to secure the best line-up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Previous music acts include The Who, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Madness, Duffy, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Keane, Razorlight, Franz Ferdinand, Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs. In addition to music’s biggest stars, Teenage Cancer Trust’s shows have played host to the cream of British comedy, including Ricky Gervais, Peter Kay, Little Britain, Horne and Corden, Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Russell Brand and Noel Fielding.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day in the UK, six teenagers are told they have cancer. This is a rising figure and there are already more young people than children with the disease. These young people often get a raw deal, receiving hospital treatment in inappropriate facilities catering for children or the elderly. Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. As well as state-of-the-art facilities to keep patients occupied during long stays in hospital, the units provide an environment where teenagers can meet others in a similar situation.
For more information on Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity, no. 1062559
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