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Noel Gallagher to curate 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust gigs

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Story by Jack Foley

NOEL Gallagher is to take over from Roger Daltry as curator of next year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts (2013).

According to the NME, next year’s gigs – which Daltrey founded in 2000 and which take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall – will see The Who frontman passing the baton to the ex-Oasis man in 2013.

Gallagher has performed a series of solo gigs at the venue for the charity over the years, while his brother Liam’s band Beady Eye also played in 2011.

It is not yet known whether this will be a permanent thing for the future, although a statement from Daltrey suggests to the contrary.

He told the NME: “I’m not doing it next year because I’m on tour and Noel Gallagher has kindly offered to step in. So he’s putting the bill together. Obviously, I’m in the background and I’m not going away. I’ll put feelers out but he kindly offered and I accepted.”

Daltrey also revealed that he has started Teen Cancer America with the hope of providing as much support in the States as the TCT does in the UK.

“We’re basically shipping our model for how teenagers should be cared for in hospitals when they have cancer to the USA. We’re trying to educate them in the same manner,” he said.