The Who’s Roger Daltrey has selected Suede to perform at the week-long Teenage Cancer Trust charity event at the Royal Albert Hall. This concert will see the band return to the location of their 2010 reunion concert, their first public performance since they split up in 2003. The band will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the release of their masterpiece, Dog Man Star, by performing the album in its entirety on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Singer Brett Anderson recalls Suede’s last charity performance: ‘It’s great being involved with Teenage Cancer Trust again. It’s a fantastic charity and we have a proud history of involvement with them. The gig we did for them at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 was possibly my favourite ever show in 25 years of playing live.’
The event has, once again, been curated by Roger Daltrey, and the shows will take place in London from March 24 to March 30. ‘The money raised is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for the public’s hard earned cash we put on some very special shows,’ Daltrey told a press conference.
The line-up so far is:
Monday, March 24 – Ed Sheeran
Tuesday, March 25 – An Evening Of Comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden.
Wednesday, March 26 – Paolo Nutini
Thursday, March 27 – OneRepublic
Saturday, March 29 – The Cure
Sunday, March 30 – Suede: Dog Man Star 20th anniversary
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9:30 a.m. this Friday, January 31. Tickets can be purchased from the Royal Albert Hall website or by calling the Royal Albert Hall’s Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Tickets can also be purchased at the venue Box Office at Door 12. All proceeds from the shows go towards providing specialist care and support for young people with cancer.