The Who are the latest band to be announced as a headliner for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows for 2020.
The annual run of fundraising shows will once again happen at the Royal Albert Hall this year, between 25 and 29 March. The Who will be performing at the 28 March show, backed by a full orchestra (in contrast to the small acoustic lineup that backed the band recently).
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the charity, which provides support to young people suffering from cancer. The other headliners playing during the annual fundraising run include the Stereophonics, Groove Armada, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Nile Rodgers & Chic.
Frontman Roger Daltrey, who is also a Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, said of the announcement: “When we were asked to play the first Teenage Cancer Trust concert back in 2000, we would never have dreamed that we’d be headlining again in 2020…or could have possibly imagined the huge difference these shows would have for the charity and, on the lives of thousands of teenagers and young people with cancer.”
The band recently played a small, intimate acoustic gig to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seminal 1970 concert at Leeds University. The Teenage Cancer Trust show falls just after the start of their European arena tour, which begins on 16 March. After this, the band will embark on a US tour, all in support of their latest record Who.