17 years after the very first show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the charity marked their 100th gig at the venue on 30 March 2017, with a special concert from Roger Daltrey and The Who, plus surprise support act Noel Gallagher!
The Teenage Cancer Gigs are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.
The Who, who played the very first show for the charity back in 2000, returned to the Hall stage to premiere a special presentation of rock opera ‘Tommy’ – their very first performance of the show together since 1989.
"Sure plays a mean pinball!"— Teenage Cancer Trust (@TeenageCancer) 30 March 2017
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Not often you can say you have witnessed rock history but tonight I saw— David Cox (@daicox) 30 March 2017
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The show was supported by music icon and long-term supporter of Teenage Cancer Gigs, Noel Gallagher. This performance was the the tenth time the former Oasis frontman has taken to the stage for Teenage Cancer Trust, including the very first show in 2000.
Earlier in the day, teenagers from Teenage Cancer Trust funded cancer units around the UK were invited to the Hall for a music workshop. Assisted by members of the Hall’s own Albert’s Band, they spent the afternoon writing music together, before performing in front of members of staff.
Photos: Andy Paradise
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2017 will be the 17th year of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the shows are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.
Everybody’s on the Run
If I Had a Gun…
Half the World Away
AKA… What a Life!
Don’t Look Back in Anger
I Can’t Explain
It’s a Boy
Eyesight to the Blind
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It’s Alright?
Go to the Mirror!
There’s a Doctor
Tommy Can You Hear Me?
Smash the Mirror
Tommy’s Holiday Camp
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Who Are You