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Fun Lovin' Criminals to play Hard Rock's PINKTOBER

Fun Lovin' Criminals

Story by Jack Foley

HARD Rock’s PINKTOBER series of gigs return for a highly anticipated third year as Hard Rock Cafe London hosts a special performance from US rockers Fun Lovin’ Criminals on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

This will be followed by Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh opening its doors to performances from Scot specials The Law and Alto Elite on Thursday, October 15.

Both of these concerts will be followed by a night of exclusive performances from some of the foremost females in modern pop music, including Melanie C, Joss Stone, Bananarama, Jamelia, Bonnie Tyler, Escala, Sharon Corr and Tulisa (N-Dubz), plus the leading ladies from the West End hit theatre show Mamma Mia!, at the Royal Albert Hall on November 1.

For the third year running, funds raised in the UK will be donated to the Caron Keating Foundation, which offers financial support and grants to all types of cancer charities, professional carers, complimentary healing practitioners, as well as individuals and families who are affected by the disease.

With a new album in the works, New Yorkers smoothest rockers Fun Lovin’ Criminals will return to London to showcase their new songs as well as treat the audience to some of their classic hits.

Songs like Scooby Snacks and The Fun Lovin’ Criminal put them firmly on the map and they continue to flex their muscle across various genres including rock, jazz and hip hop. Support comes from Rosco.

Gloria Hunniford, co-founder of the Caron Keating Foundation, commented: “I’m so thrilled that Hard Rock Cafe has chosen to support the Caron Keating Foundation again. We are very much a family run organisation, and as Caron’s mother, it is my privilege to administrate the Foundation with our only expense being a part-time secretary.

“We give grants to cancer charities of all types and knowing we are doing this in Caron’s name, is part of my own healing. Within our family, we have all in our working lives been involved in the music industry.

“Caron used to present a television rock programme as well as hosting occasionally ‘Top of the Pops’ and I know, she would truly approve of PINKTOBER and how many people dealing with cancer will be helped through your efforts in raising money.”

Listings:

Hard Rock Cafe London: Wednesday, October 14 – Fun Lovin’ Criminals with special guests Rosco
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets are on sale NOW, priced at £25.

Hard Rock Cafe in Edinburgh : Thursday, October 15 – The Law with special guests Alto Elite
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets are on sale NOW, priced at £10

Beginning in early September, Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER merchandise will be sold at Hard Rock properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and on www.hardrock.com