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Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall gigs: Muse and Duffy on bill

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Story by Jack Foley

MUSE, Duffy (pictured), Paul Weller and The Fratellis are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust this year (2008).

Now in their eighth year, The TCT gigs at the Royal Albert Hall are among the most eagerly anticipated dates in the music calendar and sell out in record time, while raising vital funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

This year’s gigs begin with a night of comedy on Wednesday, April 9, hosted by TCT regular Noel Fielding and joined by special comedy guests.

Thursday will see the return of the legendary ‘Mod-Father’ Paul Weller, joined by Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock and hotly-tipped soul singer Duffy.

Friday features The Fratellis, while the finale to this year’s series of concerts will be headlined by one of Britain’s most ambitious live acts, Brit nominated Muse.

The TCT gigs were the brainchild of The Who’s Roger Daltrey CBE, patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, who commented: “These shows, now in their eighth year, continue to help Teenage Cancer Trust raise essential funds to build specialist teenage cancer units within the NHS.

“The UK is a world leader in providing this support for teenagers with cancer and in 2008, the charity will open five new units and will start building work on a further two. This means that many more teenagers with cancer will have access to one of our units and will get the support they need to fight this disease.”

The line-up for the 2008 shows is as follows:

Wednesday, April 9
An evening of comedy hosted by Noel Fielding plus guests
Tickets: £19.50 – £60

Thursday, April 10
A special acoustic performance by Paul Weller and Steve Cradock with special guest Duffy
Tickets: £19.50 – £70

Friday, April 11
The Fratellis, Figure 5, plus guests
Tickets: £19.50 – £46

Saturday, April 12
Muse plus guests
Tickets: £19.50 – £70

Further acts will be announced in due course.