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WHO To Play TOMMY at RAH - Plus "Guests"

21 January 2004 
Royal Albert Hall 2004 

The full line up for the week long set of concerts in aid of the Teenage
Cancer Trust has been announced. As previously announced The Who will
perform on March 29th and they will perform Tommy. Full ticket details will
be available tomorrow.

Here is the official press release:

Teenage Cancer Trust 

The Who and Friends Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2004


The Who, performing the legendary rock opera, "Tommy"; a unique night of
comedy hosted by Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge; Stereophonics, Tom Jones
and Jools Holland are among the highlights of this year's week of Teenage
Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on Monday 29th March.
David Gilmour, Sam Brown, Solomon Burke, Marc Almond, Mica Paris and Ruby
Turner will also be performing to raise money for this very special charity,
making it a week of outstanding music and entertainment. 

This will be the fourth year that the Royal Albert Hall has played host to
Teenage Cancer Trust concerts. The annual event was the brainchild of Roger
Daltrey, who is a patron of the Trust and has been involved with the charity
for a decade. To date, these concerts have raised 2 million pounds for the

Teenage Cancer Trust Patron Roger Daltrey said "it is fantastic that we are
able to announce another line-up of exceptional shows to raise funds for
Teenage Cancer Trust. 

"Teenagers with cancer are still discriminated against by the NHS. It is my
mission, through these shows, to end this prejudice. Without teenagers,
there would be no pop industry and it is about time they are recognised by
the NHS as the distinct group of people that they are. 

"Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity close to my heart and I am working with
other members of The Who to break through red tape and get specialist cancer
wards built for teenagers suffering from this terrible disease. These units
are a right, not a privilege." 

Dr Adrian Whiteson OBE, Chairman, Teenage Cancer Trust said "each day in the
UK, 6 teenagers are diagnosed with cancer. Funds raised from the previous
Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall shows have gone towards funding and
building eight units in the UK specifically for these teenagers. 

"There are still many teens and young adults with cancer all over the UK
treated on wards with either young children or old people. We would like to
see at least 20 units so that every teenager with cancer has access to these
facilities, where it is estimated that their chance of recovery is improved
by up to 15%." 

The first concert "The Who and Friends" in 2000 brought together Bryan
Adams, Kelly Jones, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and more. In
2002 Oasis, Electric Soft Parade & Robert Plant were amongst the musicians
involved. Last year Coldplay, Richard Ashcroft, Doves, Supergrass, Ash,
Madness, The Gallaghers, Eric Clapton, Aswad and others came together to
perform a week of amazing concerts. 

The Liverpool Teenage Cancer Trust unit, opened in November 2003 by Roger
Daltrey and The Duchess of York, was funded from proceeds from "The Who and
Friends" at The Royal Albert Hall in November 2000. 

The current line-up details are as follows: 

Monday 29th March: The Who : Tommy plus guests 

Tuesday 30th March: Stereophonics plus guests 

Wednesday 31st March: The Cream of British Comedy hosted by Alan Partridge 

Thursday 1st April: An evening with friends: Jools Holland featuring, David
Gilmour, Solomon Burke, Marc Almond, Ruby Turner and Mica Paris 

Friday 2nd April: Tom Jones and guests 

Tickets available from Royal Albert Hall Box Office: 020 7589 8212 and TCT
Hotline: 0870 143 2201


- SCHRADE in Akron

The Council For Secular Humanism