By John Curley
Roger Daltrey recently stopped by the studios of Absolute Radio where he was interviewed by DJ Dave Gorman. Daltrey was there to discuss the upcoming concerts that will benefit the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust. (Daltrey is the patron of the charity.) The 2011 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts will be taking place from Monday, March 21st through Sunday, March 27th at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concerts have been held annually since 2000. The lineup for this year’s concerts is as follows:
Monday, March 21st: An evening of comedy with John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, and Greg Davies.
Tuesday, March 22nd: Squeeze and The Feeling
Wednesday, March 23rd: Biffy Clyro
Thursday, March 24th: Roger Daltrey
Friday, March 25th: Beady Eye
Saturday, March 26th: Editors
Sunday, March 27th: Tinie Tempah
Additional information about the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts can be found on the Royal Albert Hall Web site.
To watch Roger Daltrey’s interview with Absolute Radio’s Dave Gorman, click below:
I had the good fortune to see two of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at Royal Albert Hall when I was in London in 2004. One show featured The Who with The Coral in support and the other was an all-star show fronted by Jools Holland. Both shows were terrific, and the Teenage Cancer Trust did a fantastic job putting them together. In addition, the Royal Albert Hall is the most beautiful concert venue I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to be in London when this year’s concerts are being held, definitely get tickets if you can. It’s a great night out, and it benefits a very worthwhile charity.
The Teenage Cancer Trust builds specialized wards at hospitals in the UK for teenagers afflicted with cancer. They also provide other services to teens with cancer. There is more about the organization on the Teenage Cancer Trust Web site at http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/.