Liam Gallagher and Chemical Brothers among A Night For Jon Brookes line-up
Story by Jack Foley
LIAM Gallagher and friends and The Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed to play A Night For Jon Brookes, in memory and celebration of the late Charlatans drummer.
Taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday October 18, 2013, the very special concert will also be in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.
Brookes died last month after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, prompting his band-mates to want to orgainse a concert in his memory.
A statement by The Charlatans reads: “Following the loss of our much missed friend and drummer, Jon Brookes, we, together with some friends, are putting on a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, October 18, 2013.
“The show will benefit The Brain Tumour Charity, which Jon was involved with during his illness. It’s our way of raising money for research into and awareness of a cancer that will unfortunately affect many lives as it has ours. We look forward to seeing you at the RAH and making it a night to remember.”
The full line-up includes…
James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers
Liam Gallagher and friends
Members of The Vaccines and New Order
The Chemical Brothers (djing between bands)
Also available on the night are strictly limited exclusive Pete Fowler designed prints.
Ticket prices are £55 (boxes), £45 (floor and stalls), £35 (circle) and £25 (restricted circle and gallery).
Over 9,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK.
The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to changing this and this year alone will invest £2.5million in world-class, pioneering research across the UK this year, making it significantly the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours in the UK.
The Charity is accredited and commended by The Association of Medical Research Charities for ensuring that all the research it funds is selected through stringent, independent peer review, the only charity in its field to do so.