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Teenage Cancer Trust shows to return next month

By | Published on Monday 21 February 2022

Ed Sheeran

The Teenage Cancer Trust has announced details of its 2022 season of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the charity’s first run of fundraising concerts since 2019, after COVID-19 caused the cancellation of its 2020 and 2021 programmes. They will run from 21-27 Mar.

On the line-up this year are Don Broco, Yungblud, Madness, Liam Gallagher and Ed Sheeran, plus there’s an acoustic show from the band who played the charity’s first ever Albert Hall fundraiser back in 2000, that being The Who. There’ll also be the customary comedy night hosted by Joel Dommett and featuring Tom Allen, Rob Beckett, Rosie Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, Suzi Ruffell and Seann Walsh.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey – the Teenage Cancer Trust’s Honorary Patron and a driving force behind the charity’s Albert Hall concerts – says: “Live music has been hit hard by the pandemic and it has been particularly frustrating for me that we haven’t been able to get artists on stage to raise money for this vitally important cause”.

“But we haven’t given up”, he adds. “My wonderful team and I have pulled out all the stops to make this 20th series of shows for Teenage Cancer Trust the best ever. I am so grateful for the loyalty and continued support given to us by the music and comedy industries. The Who will be back on stage this year at the Hall alongside some wonderful talent. After the last two unbelievably difficult years, young people with cancer deserve everything we can do for them”.

The charity’s CEO Katie Collins says: “We are so grateful to Roger and all the acts coming together to help us ensure that young people don’t have to face cancer alone. The past two years have been so tough for young people with cancer and their families”.

“As well as being amazing gigs these vital fundraising shows going ahead will make the world of difference”, she adds. “Without the money raised at events like this – and people like Roger giving up their time to help others – our work would not happen and young people with cancer would go through treatment without the vital specialist care and support we provide”.

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