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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall – The concert series returns after three years for its 20th event

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall is back for 2022 and not a moment too soon.

The iconic concert series has featured the greatest music and comedy for two decades, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and driven by Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron and The Who icon, Roger Daltrey.  But in 2020, just as the concerts were about to celebrate 20 years of legendary moments, COVID-19 shut them down, with lockdown starting on the day of the first scheduled show. 2021 went the same way, so it is a more than welcome return for this vital charity event, which will run from March 21-27th.

This year will feature Don Broco on Monday 21st March, followed by An Evening of Comedy hosted by Joel Dommett with special guests Tom Allen, Rob BeckettRosie Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, Suzi Ruffell and Seann Walsh on Tuesday March 22nd.

Irrepressible star YUNGBLUD performs on Wednesday 23rd March, legends Madness on Thursday 24th March, then the return of The Who, playing a very special acoustic show on Friday March 25th. The iconic Liam Gallagher will play Saturday 26th March, with global superstar Ed Sheeran on Sunday 27th March to round off an incredible week.

The lineup is headed by stone, cold British rock legends The Who, one of the greatest live bands of all time. The Who kick started these concerts back in 2000 and as patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, frontman Roger Daltrey has driven the Royal Albert Hall shows every year.

The band have not performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall since 2017, but have played some of their most legendary performances at this venue, producing historic nights. That first show in 2000 assembled Paul WellerKelly Jones and Noel Gallagher to join them and they have powered out hits and albums ever since in aid of the charity.

Ed Sheeran‘s recent 7th BRIT Award underlined his status as an era-defining artist. His 2019 Divide Tour is the most attended tour of all time, and he has sold 45 million albums and 150 million singles across the globe.  Ed is also the first British Solo Artist to claim 52 weeks – an entire year – at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles achieving more overall weeks at the top.

Writing monster hits for many other artists, Ed remains of the world’s most influential musicians.  His latest track, the Taylor Swift collaboration ‘The Joker And The Queen’, is also riding high in the charts.

Ed played an incredible show for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2017 and has been a great supporter.  This is a rare opportunity to see him in such an intimate venue.

Liam Gallagher is the most influential rock vocalist to come out of the UK in the last 30 years.  From his globe conquering days with Oasis, to a solo career that is hitting new heights with the coming release of new album ‘CMON YOU KNOW’, which looks set to become his 3rd consecutive Number 1 studio album.  Earlier this month, he released lead single ‘Everything’s Electric’, co-written by Dave Grohl, who also drums on the track.  This summer, Liam will play huge shows at Knebworth Park for 160,000 fans, with further giant dates in Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow also confirmed.  This is a chance to see Liam at the peak of his powers in a more intimate setting for a very special night at the Royal Albert Hall.  Liam is a Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and has previously played for the shows with Oasis in 2002 and his band Beady Eye in 2011.  Last year, he contributed his 2015 gig at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to the Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen project.

YUNGBLUD is the voice of a generation, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today. In 2020, he was crowned MTV Push: Ones to Watch winner and shortlisted for the BBC Sound poll, then launched ‘The YUNGBLUD Podcast’ on BBC Sounds, which sees him meet music fans to discuss issues affecting them. YUNGBLUD released his coming-of-age album weird! in December 2020, debuting at No.1 on the UK Official Album Chart, before winning Best Alternative act at the 2021 MTV EMAs. Performing to sold-out crowds in over 20 countries, he comes to the Royal Albert Hall as a global star.

Madness famously emerged from the backstreets of Camden Town in the late 1970s, part of the original two-tone movement, who went on to become national treasures.  Famed for their huge chart hits (including classic songs Our HouseOne Step Beyond and Baggy Trousers), unique style and sense of humour, they stand as unique amongst much-loved British pop bands.

The evergreen Nutty Boys got back on the road at the end of last year for their first tour after 18 months in lockdown and Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will be a treat for fans before a summer 2022 return.

Bedford rock outfit Don Broco will be celebrating at the Royal Albert Hall. Having released 3 acclaimed albums, the recent ‘Amazing Things’ became their first number 1 this month, after over a decade of building their dedicated fan base.  Fusing elements of alt rock, post hardcore and nu-metal, the record came out digitally in October, but the recently released vinyl and cassette formats pushed it immediately to the nation’s number 1 record.

And for the now legendary comedy night, 5 of Britain’s brightest and best bring the good times to the Royal Albert Hall. 

Our ringmaster Joel Dommett is familiar to millions as host of ITV’s hit Saturday night show ‘The Masked Singer’ after being catapulted into households everywhere by finishing runner up on 2017’s ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’. Away from his soaring TV  career, he is one of Britain’s most exciting stand up comedians and will make his Teenage Cancer Trust debut at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tom Allen can be seen all over British TV, hosting Bake Off: An Extra Slice, The Apprentice: You’re Fired amongst many other appearances.  Acerbic and ridiculously funny, his memoir No Shame became a Sunday Times bestseller.

Rob Beckett is one of Britain’s favourite and most recognisable comedians, appearing on a myriad of TV shows including with Romesh Ranganathan on ‘Rob And Romesh Vs’. His stand up tour in 2019 played to 130,000 fans, firmly establishing him as one of the brightest stars on the comedy scene.

Rosie Jones is a fast-rising star who has exploded into the public view in a variety of TV shows and two acclaimed, sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs, after writing for various hit panel shows.  She has even become a best selling children’s author with her ‘The Amazing Edie Eckhart’ book.

Romesh Ranganathan is fast becoming a national treasure, rising to prominence fronting The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation, Rob & Romesh Vs, A League Of Their Own, Asian Provocateur, and as the new host of BBC One’s Weakest Link. About to start his brand new, sold-out tour The Cynic’s Mixtape, this is an opportunity to catch him for a very special night.

Suzi Ruffell is one of the best up-and-coming acts around. She won best club comic at the 2019 Chortle Awards and three sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival resulted in her recording her show ‘Keeping It Classy’ for ‘Live from the BBC’ and a clip racking up over 16 million views on Facebook. Her shows have nabbed her the working-class comedy crown of her generation.

Seann Walsh is described as “the best observational comedian of his generation” (The Guardian) and “one of comedy’s hottest properties (Telegraph).  His stand up is complemented by other talents, starring alongside Jack Dee in ITV sitcom, ‘Bad Move’ and his hit podcast ‘What’s Upset You Now’.

The lost shows of the last two years meant Teenage Cancer Trust missed out on around £2 million in vital funds to support young people when they needed help most.  Young people facing cancer have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic over the last two years – from damaging delays in diagnosis to increased strains on young people’s mental health and resilience, making it even harder to get their lives, education or early career back on track after treatment.

Specialist care and support delivered by Teenage Cancer Trust’s unstoppable nurses and youth support teams has been a lifeline to young people throughout the pandemic.  Young people with cancer have never needed that support more, which is why getting back on stage at the Royal Albert Hall plays such a vital part in making sure no young person faces cancer alone.

And eligible young people previously cared for at Teenage Cancer Trust hospital units around the country will visit the Royal Albert Hall throughout the week of concerts, and enjoy all the action from VIP seating. 

Ever since The Who reformed for the first Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall show in 2000, the annual events have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Niles Rogers & CHIC, Florence + The Machine and many more.  Some of the brightest lights in comedy have lit up the stage too, with an annual evening featuring the likes of Mo Gilligan, Kevin Bridges, Miranda Hart, Kerry Godliman, John Bishop, Frankie Boyle, Noel Fielding, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard, Russell Brand, James Corden and many more.
Roger Daltrey CBE, Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, and mastermind behind the gigs, said:

“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.
“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.”

Katie Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
“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.  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.”

Show Dates:
March 2022
Monday 21st – Don Broco
Tuesday 22nd – An Evening of Comedy hosted by Joel Dommett with special guests Tom Allen, Rob BeckettRosie Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, Suzi Ruffell and Seann Walsh
Wednesday 23rd – YUNGBLUD
Thursday 24th – Madness
Friday 25th – The Who (acoustic)
Saturday 26th – Liam Gallagher
Sunday 27th – Ed Sheeran

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