Monday 11th December 2017
Blossoms frontman Tom told the audience how when he was walking to school, he'd listen to Courteeners' debut, St Jude, on the way. The album has a special place in the hearts of so many, especially the thousands of fans who were supporting us tonight by buying a ticket to what was set to be an incredible show. Kicking off with new single I Can't Stand It, Blossoms quickly got the crowd going and excited for the night's headliner.
Before Courteeners' set young people from our units in Manchester, Hull and Edinburgh, as well as young people from the Royal Surrey Hospital, came on stage to thank the audience for their support. Keith, one of the young people, stepped forward to speak and was greeted with huge cheers of "Keith, Keith, Keith" from the crowd! They'd been on Ultimate Backstage Experience, spending the day writing and performing songs from scratch in the music workshop, touring the incredible venue and meeting the band backstage for some photos.
The band took to the stage and ripped through an incredible set of tracks from their St Jude album, celebrating its 10th anniversary, as well as other songs from across their back catalogue. A few songs in, frontman Liam paused to dedicate a song to the young people who'd come down today and made sure to remind the audience to get texting NURSE to 70500 to donate £5 (and then to visit our website this morning!).
HUGE thanks to @thecourteeners & @BlossomsBand for the best Friday night! Join them and text NURSE to 70500 to donate £5 and support our vital work #TeenageCancerGigs @RoyalAlbertHall pic.twitter.com/CEjwiTY6pl
— Teenage Cancer Trust (@TeenageCancer) March 23, 2018
Aftershow / Kimberley
Bide Your Time
No You Didn't, No You Don't
If It Wasn't For Me
Kings Of The New Road
Yesterday, Today and Probably Tomorrow
No One Will Ever Replace Us
Here Comes The Young Men
Not Nineteen Forver
What Took You So Long