Friday 12th December 2014

UK

To celebrate 15 incredible years of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, the first artist has been confirmed for 2015’s line up. Teenage Cancer Trust supporter and 2013 guest curator Noel Gallagher will take to the stage on Saturday 28 March 2015.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds show will follow the release of his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on Sour Mash Records on 2 March.  ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is produced and written by Noel and follows the huge success of his debut album that has sold over 770,000 copies. 2015 will see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds embark on a UK arena tour preceding the very special show at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust. Special guests on the evening will be Baltimore’s Future Islands

Noel Gallagher said:

Who'd have thought that after 15 years we'd be gearing up for another stint at the greatest venue in the world for Teenage Cancer Trust. Thanks to everyone, the bands, artists, and the comedians for all your continued support, and maximum respect to you the people for making it all possible. See you on Saturday 28th March!

Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, has been the driving force behind the concerts which have raised over £20 million for young people with cancer since they began in 2000. In March 2014 fans enjoyed seven magnificent SOLD OUT shows which achieved record-breaking ticket sales to support Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist services as well as producing unique “I was there” moments.

Roger said:

He was with us at our first show for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2000 and is now returning to the Royal Albert Hall for the seventh time. Noel has put his heart and soul into these shows over the years, curating them in 2013 and even releasing a live album for Teenage Cancer Trust. He's not only one of the best artists in the world but gives himself unconditionally. Noel has been a pivotal supporter to our mission and I'm incredibly proud both of him and the work he's done.

The music and comedy shows are Teenage Cancer Trust’s flagship annual fundraising event. From 2000 to 2014, almost 200 artists have performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the charity. That’s 86 nights or three months of consecutive shows with 450,000 fans in attendance including over 2,000 young people with cancer.

The money raised makes a massive difference to the lives of thousands of young people with cancer across the UK. As the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting teenagers and young adults with cancer, Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund a range of services that aim to improve their quality of life and chances of survival. All proceeds from the shows go towards providing this specialist care and support for young people with cancer.

For every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another they currently cannot. This must change. The charity needs to raise at least £80 million in the next five years to help every young person with cancer in the UK have access to the specialist care they provide. The Royal Albert Hall shows will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal.

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will continue to deliver stellar line-ups of music and comedy to help even more young people with cancer. Next year’s line up to mark the 15th anniversary will be no exception. Watch this space for the full line up announcement coming soon.                   

Tickets for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on Saturday 28 March  go onsale Tuesday 16 December at 10am:

www.gigsandtours.com  / 0844 811 0051

www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826

www.royalalberthall.com / 0845 401 5030

www.teenagecancertrust.org

www.noelgallagher.com    

This year’s shows are generously supported by associate sponsors Ben Sherman, Derwent London, Tangle Teezer and American Airlines. Further incredible support is provided by media partners Metro and NME.

For more information go to www.teenagecancertrust.org

Follow on twitter @teenagecancer hashtag #teenagecancergigs

www.facebook.com/teenagecancertrust

 

-ENDS-

For more information please contact:

Teenage Cancer Trust

michelle.saxby@teenagecancertrust.org / sarah.henderson@teenagecancertrust.org / 020 7612 0703

SJM Concerts kara@sjmconcerts.com / 0161 907 3773

Noel Gallagher Murray@murraychalmers.com / sarah@murraychalmers.com / 0207 361 0734