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The Who to mark 100 nights of Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at Royal Albert Hall

The Who

Story by Jack Foley

TO celebrate 100 incredible nights of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, The Who will play a brand new acoustic presentation of classic rock opera Tommy.

As the driving force behind the shows, Roger Daltrey CBE has helped to raise millions for young people with cancer and persuaded some of the biggest names in rock and comedy to perform across 100 unforgettable nights since the first gig for the charity in 2000.

The Who will take to the stage to perform Tommy in full for the first time in almost 30 years, followed by a selection of favourites from their extensive back catalogue.

This is a unique opportunity to see one of the greatest rock bands of all time, performing a classic album in one of the world’s most iconic venues.

As Teenage Cancer Trust’s Honorary Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE is a long-standing champion of young people with cancer in the UK through his tireless work with Teenage Cancer Trust, and now in the US through the new charity he has helped to establish, Teen Cancer America.

Roger and Pete Townshend have been supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust for over 26 years and The Who headlined the very first show for them at the Royal Albert Hall.

Roger said: “We’ve come a long way since the first fundraiser back in 2000, and I’m every bit as passionate about the work of Teenage Cancer Trust as I was back then. There have been some incredible moments over the years, and playing Tommy, an album that we haven’t performed in full since 1989, will be a really special way to celebrate the 100th show at the Royal Albert Hall.

“These shows are all about raising money to support young people with cancer so they don’t have to face treatment alone. Teenage Cancer Trust is there for them before, during and after treatment and makes sure they are young people first, cancer patients second.”

Tickets for the gig are on sale now.