Teenage Cancer Trust announces line up for annual > Royal Albert Hall SHOWS > > > Monday 21 Sunday 27 March 2011 > > > > Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that helps young people fight cancer, today (7 > February), announces the line-up to its eleventh, annual music and comedy gigs > at the Royal Albert Hall. > > > > An evening of comedy kicks off seven star-studded nights on Monday 21 March. > The evening includes Liverpudlian stand-up and comedy award winner, John > Bishop, Edinburgh festival favourites and TV regulars Kevin Bridges and Greg > Davies, plus other very special guests. > > > > On Tuesday 22 March Squeeze will mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal > album East Side Story in true South East London style. Since reuniting in > 2007, Squeeze have undertaken four major sold out tours of the US and UK and > have become firm festival favourites, with hits like Up The Junction, Tempted > and Cool For Cats. Long-time friends and collaborators, The Feeling, will be > special guests on the night, alongside a few other surprise appearances. > > > > Fresh from a February tour of the US and Canada, Scottish rock trio and Brit > Award nominees Biffy Clyro play their first UK date of 2011 on Wednesday 23 > March. This is their second appearance for Teenage Cancer Trust, having first > performed in 2006. This is their only available UK date before July when they > headline Sonisphere Knebworth and play as special guests to long time Teenage > Cancer Trust supporters Foo Fighters at this year¹s sold out Milton Keynes > gigs. > > > > Following the phenomenal success of Quadrophenia for Teenage Cancer Trust in > 2010, on Thursday 24 March, Roger Daltrey CBE, will perform The Who's 1969 > rock opera Tommy as well as early hits including material from Live at Leeds. > The legendary musician and the driving force behind Concerts for Teenage > Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will perform the album about the ³deaf, > dumb and blind kid.² Selling over 20 million copies worldwide, Tommy was > inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for Œhistorical, artistic and > significant¹ value. > > > > On Friday 25 March Liam Gallagher also returns to Teenage Cancer Trust¹s stage > after Oasis played in 2002, this time with new band Beady Eye. Formed with > Oasis band members, guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and alongside > drummer Chris Sharrock, the band will play songs from their eagerly > anticipated debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, including new single > The Roller. > > > > An explosive live performance is guaranteed on Saturday 26 March when Editors > break from writing their fourth album and return to the live stage for the > first time since completing their 2010 world tour. With two UK number one > albums in An End Has A Start and In This Light And On This Evening and a > string of hit singles from Munich to Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors and > Papillon, Editors will perform their first 2011 date ahead of co-headlining > Spain¹s SOS 4.8 festival with Suede at the end of April. > > > > MOBO Award winning rapper Tinie Tempah plays the grand finale on Sunday 27 > March, marking the Londoner¹s first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall and a > fantastic opportunity to catch a huge star in the making in the intimate, > atmospheric and iconic venue. The breakout star of 2010, who is also the most > nominated artist at this year¹s Brit Awards, will play hits from Disc-Overy. > The album debuted at number one in October 2010 and includes chart topping > singles Pass Out, Written in the Stars, Frisky and Miami 2 Ibiza. > > > > Longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust patron Roger Daltrey CBE comments on this > year¹s line-up, "These gigs have raised nearly £10 million in 10 years and > they make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people with > cancer. We¹ve had both legends and rising stars play for Teenage Cancer Trust > over the years and 2011 is no different. I¹m truly grateful to everyone for > their support.² > > Simon Davies, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust, ³Music plays a huge role in most > young people¹s lives, whatever they are going through, and it¹s a big part of > Teenage Cancer Trust. We¹re immensely proud of these gigs which help us raise > the money we need to give young people with cancer access to the best possible > care and professional support.² > > > > The full line for Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall > is confirmed as follows: > > · Monday 21 March: Comedy with John Bishop, Kevin Bridges and > Greg Davies > · Tuesday 22 March: Squeeze and The Feeling > · Wednesday 23 March: Biffy Clyro > · Thursday 24 March: Roger Daltrey CBE performs The Who¹s Tommy > · Friday 25 March: Beady Eye > · Saturday 26 March: Editors > · Sunday 27 March: Tinie Tempah > > > Support acts will be announced in due course, see www.teenagecancertrust.org > for details.