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Sunset Sons to play charity gig in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (2016)

Story by Jack Foley

AHEAD of their Reading and Leeds Festival appearances, Sunset Sons will play an intimate show at O2 Academy2 Islington on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

O2 Academy Islington is one of 18 venues in Academy Music Group’s venue estate. The venue operator began its charity partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust in 2010, donating via guest list schemes, fundraising activities and working in collaboration with the charity on events.

Tickets are donation based, with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust. There is also a limited meet and greet with the band and signed poster option priced at £25.

Prior to the show, the band will pay a visit to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at University College Hospital London to see first-hand the specialist care the charity provides to young people aged 13-24 with cancer.

They will be performing a short acoustic set for patients and their families, including songs from their fantastic debut album, Very Rarely Say Die, released in April this year.

With a busy touring schedule ahead of them, this special show will serve as a warm-up for Reading and Leeds, whilst raising vital funds for the charity to support more young people with cancer.

Jed Laidlaw (drums) said: “We’re really looking forward to playing a little pre-Reading party for Teenage Cancer Trust and visiting the unit to meet some of the young people they support.

“When we were teenagers, all we thought about was music – we can only imagine how people facing cancer so young must feel. It’s awesome we get to play a gig for everyone – it will be a great night out!”

Sunset Sons have built a solid reputation for their energetic live shows and are nominated for Best Live Act at the AIM Music Awards 2016. The band head out on a UK/European tour in October/November, including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 27.

Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13-24 that are diagnosed with cancer each day don’t face it alone. They provide specialist care before, during and after treatment.

Currently, for every young person they reach, there’s another they can’t. This event will support the charity’s ambitious plans to expand its work to reach every young person with cancer by 2020. To find out more, visit the TCT website