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The Who takes 'Tommy' to Albert Hall

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Who's performance of its 1969 rock opera "Tommy"
will highlight a week of benefit concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Proceeds from the March 29-April 2 series will go to Teenage Cancer Trust,
for which the Who's members have been outspoken advocates. The group's
upcoming appearance had earlier been erroneously reported as part of the
venue's 150-year anniversary.

Claiming that teenagers with cancer suffer discrimination from Britain's
state National Health Service (NHS), singer Roger Daltrey said in a
statement: "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 recognized by the NHS as the distinct group of people that they are."

Other acts on tap for this year's series include the Stereophonics and
on March 30, "The Cream of British Comedy" hosted by Alan Partridge on March
31, Jools Holland featuring David Gilmour, Solomon Burke, Marc Almond, Ruby
Turner and Mica Paris on April 1 and Tom Jones and guests on April 2.

The Who, now down to original members Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend,
will headline the 2004 edition of the U.K.'s Isle of Wight festival, to be
held June 11-13.


- SCHRADE in Akron

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