Teenage Cancer Trust to release Royal Albert Hall concerts DVD
Preview by Jack Foley
PREVIOUSLY unreleased footage from the legendary Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows at the Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD from Monday, April 14.
Packed with performances that capture the spirit of this unique event, including one-off collaborations between Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller and Razorlight and The Who’s Roger Daltrey, the DVD will also be available from the Teenage Cancer Trust website (www.teenagecancertrust.org) immediately at a special preview price.
The DVD will then be available on general release from all good retailers from April 14, 2008. All profits from the sale of the DVD will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust, helping them to continue to build specialist teenage cancer units within the NHS for young people with cancer.
Filmed live at London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall, artists featured in the DVD include The Who, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, The Cure, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bloc Party and Judas Priest.
Tickets to the 2008 gigs at the Royal Albert Hall are now on sale and are proving to be as in-demand as ever with Muse, Paul Weller and Duffy selling out within hours.
However, there is limited availability for The Fratellis and an evening of comedy with Noel Fielding and more exciting acts to be announced on Monday, March 10. Tickets and further information are available from www.teenagecancertrust.org
The TCT gigs were the brainchild of The Who’s Roger Daltrey CBE, patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, who has, over the last eight years, persuaded the best of British talent available across rock, pop and comedy to give up their time to raise money for this unique charity.
Each day in the UK, six teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer – that is over 2,000 diagnoses per year. TCT funds specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals, providing an environment where teenagers can get on with being teenagers, a positive environment expected to improve survival rates and ensure a better future for patients and their families.
In 2008, the charity will open five new TCT units (in Leeds, Newcastle, Cardiff, Glasgow and Southampton) and will start building work on a further 2 (in Birmingham and Cambridge). More units are needed to ensure every single young person with cancer has access to one.
Over the past seven years these Albert Hall shows have led directly to the development of three major Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country as well as much awareness for this neglected group of young people.