Roger Daltrey unveils the poster for the next “Teenage Cancer Trust”

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Roger Daltrey invites the Who, Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant and Noel Gallagher for his last concerts for the Teenage Cancer Trust association.

Roger Daltrey will end his 24-year tenure as chairman of the Teenage Cancer Trust next March, with a series of week-long charity concerts featuring the Who, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Squeeze and the Chemical Brothers. The final concert is a star-studded explosion where the Who frontman will be joined by Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics.

Daltrey’s collaboration with the Teenage Cancer Trust (which builds cancer units for adolescents and young adults in hospitals) dates back to 2000. Since then, he has helped the organization raise more than $40 million . “ Money raised from these concerts formed the basis for the creation of 28 specialist units within the NHSDaltrey said in a statement, as well as specialized nurses and facilitators who are there for young people when cancer has turned their lives upside down. »

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In an interview given to WECB In 2013, Daltrey explained the central mission of the Teenage Cancer Trust: “ This has nothing to do with medicine, but with the fact that people want to be around other people their own age. I don’t know what a thirteen year old has in common with a thirty-nine year old, other than the fact that they both breathe. It’s a totally different time of life. It is a shame that the medical profession does not realize that being psychologically comfortable being with one’s own age group has a huge effect on how well people survive treatment. »

Throughout his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust, Daltrey staged shows at the Royal Albert Hall that combined comedy and music. He has invited Oasis, Coldplay, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Madness, Stereophonics, Franz Ferdinand, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Noel Fielding and many more more besides. Charity concerts will continue in the future without Roger Daltrey.

The Who have performed many special concerts as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series. In previous years they performed Tommy And Quadrophenia in their entirety. This year, they will be accompanied by an orchestra.

The Who’s schedule is otherwise empty at the moment. “ I think it’s time for Roger and I to go to lunch and discuss what’s nextTownshend told Record Collector in 2023. It’s about knowing what’s feasible, what would be lucrative, what would be fun. So I wrote to Roger and said: “Come, let’s talk and see what needs to be done.”. »


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