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18 September 2013, 11:44
The Charlatans have announced details of a charity benefit show in honour of their late drummer, Jon Brookes, who died last month.
A Night For Jon Brookes with The Charlatans and Friends will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday October 18 and all proceeds will go to the Brain Tumour Charity.
Brookes was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 and returned to drum with the band less than a year later. However, he passed away on August 13 this year.
The band said in a statement: "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 18th October 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 will be confirmed later and tickets will go on general sale on Friday September 20 at 10am from www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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.