The Cure to play Teenage Cancer Trust 2014 shows
29 January 2014, 11:32
The legendary band have announced that they will perform at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 29 March, as part of the annual week-long set of charity shows.
Alongside The Cure, Suede have announced that they will play their album Dog Man Star in its entirety as part of the dates.
Once again curated by the charity's patron Roger Daltrey the set of gigs take place in London between 24 and 30 March and aim to raise money to make a difference to the lives of young people with cancer. Once again, Radio X is a partner for these special events.
The Cure first played the charity shows back in 2006 and frontman Robert Smith says: “The Cure are once again delighted and honoured to be playing the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust." He's also promising a mammoth three-hour set from the band as they mark 35 years since the release of their debut album.
Update: The Cure have announced a second date, Friday 28 March.
Meanwhile, Suede are to perform their second album Dog Man Star in its entirety to celebrate the record's 20th anniversary. Brett Anderson says: The gig we did for [Teenage Cancer Trust] at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 was possibly my favourite ever show in 25 years of playing live." The show will take place on Sunday 30 March.
The line-up so far is:
Monday 24 March - Ed Sheeran
Tuesday 25 March - An Evening Of Comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden.
Wednesday 26 March - Paolo Nutini
Thursday 27 March - OneRepublic
Friday 28 March - The Cure
Saturday 29 March - The Cure
Sunday 30 March - Suede: Dog Man Star 20th anniversary
Roger Daltrey says of this year's line-up: " This is our fourteenth year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust and I'm very happy to be back after handing the reins to Noel Gallagher for a year. The money raised is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for the public's hard earned cash we put on some very special shows."
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 31 January. All proceeds from the shows go towards providing this specialist care and support for young people with cancer.