Teenage Cancer Trust announces support acts for 10th anniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

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02/03/10

Teenage Cancer Trust today announces the full support line-up for its tenth anniversary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in March, in association with Nomura.

Little Fish join Them Crooked Vultures on Monday 22 March to kick off the spectacular nine-night line up. The full line up for Tuesday’s comedy night has been confirmed with host James Corden, Kevin Bridges, Jason Mansford and Tommy Tiernan joining comedy heroes Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert.

Brit-pop legends Suede reform for one night only and are joined by ‘anti avant-garde’ group These New Puritans on Wednesday 24 March. Noel Gallagher takes to the stage for two nights in his first performances since Oasis split last year, joined on Thursday 25 by Manc rockers The Courteeners and Plan B on Friday 26 March.

On Saturday 27 March, five piece indie band Mystery Jets support Arctic Monkeys. Ahead of their album releases this spring, Lemar and Diana Vickers join multi-Brit award winners JLS for Teenage Cancer Trust’s first ever pop night on Sunday 28 March.

Monday 29 March is the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig featuring ska legends The Specials supported by acoustic ska band The King Blues. Wrapping up Teenage Cancer Trust’s tenth year of concerts on Tuesday 30 is The Who performing Quadrophenia, joined by Mercury Music Prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

The charity is advising fans to keep an eye on the following websites for announcements of any tickets made available through returns www.teenagecancertrust.org www.royalalberthall.com / 0845 401 5030 www.gigsandtours.com / 0871 230 7136

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.

The 2010 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall line-up:

  • Wednesday 17 February – Depeche Mode supported by The Horrors
  • Monday 22 March – Them Crooked Vultures supported by Little Fish
  • Tuesday 23 March – Comedy night: Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert with special guests Kevin Bridges, Jason Mansford and Tommy Tiernan hosted by James Corden
  • Wednesday 24 March – Suede supported by These New Puritans
  • Thursday 25 March – Noel Gallagher supported by The Courteeners
  • Friday 26 March – Noel Gallagher supported by Plan B
  • Saturday 27 March – Arctic Monkeys supported by Mystery Jets
  • Sunday 28 March – JLS supported by Lemar and Diana Vickers
  • Monday 29 March – The Specials supported by The King Blues
  • Tuesday 30 March – The Who supported by Sweet Billy Pilgrim

ENDS

For more information please contact Teenage Cancer Trust: Michelle Saxby 020 7612 0715 / or [email protected]

For accreditation please contact Outside Organisation: Johanna Whitehead [email protected] Natalie Whorms [email protected]

For TV & Radio enquiries and accreditation please contact: Michelle O’Connor at Bird Girl 020 8660 9469 / 07958 592 944 or [email protected]

Photo accreditation Teenage Cancer Trust is working exclusively with the Press Association on this year’s shows therefore there is no photo accreditation.

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