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Kasabian and The Courteeners have been announced as the first two headliners for the series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
2018 will see the 18th birthday of the gig series, with next year events running from March 19th-25th. The Courteeners will be performing their 2008 debut ‘St Jude’ in full on March 23rd and Kasabian will play the day after on March 24th.
The Courteeners front man Liam Fay said about the opportunity “It’s a great honour and privilege to perform for such a brilliant charity at such a legendary venue. This will be the first and last time we’ll ever perform our debut album ‘St Jude’ in full in London and we’re really pleased to be doing it for a such a great cause.”
The Courteeners will also be playing ‘St Jude’ in full at Manchester Arena on April 7th as well as releasing a newly recorded version of the debut album named ‘St Jude Re:Wired’.
Courteeners mark 10 years of debut album St. Jude with 2 special live shows @RoyalAlbertHall for @TeenageCancer & @ManchesterArena + a newly recorded version of the album St. Jude Re:Wired out 6.4.18. Pre-order now for exclusive Manchester pre-sale access https://t.co/eBXHTbc5Ip pic.twitter.com/hXJ32mNHhr
— Courteeners (@thecourteeners) December 11, 2017
Tom Meighan, Kasabian singer said of the news “We love playing the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. It is a show we have come back to throughout our career for the special atmosphere and the amazing cause. Our fans love it and we do too, it will be a highlight of 2018 for us.”
Meanwhile, Roger Daltrey of The Who, the honorary patron of Teenager Cancer Trust stated “I’m really pleased to announce the first shows for The Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall next March. This will the 18th year of these concerts for the charity. Courteeners will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal album St Jude by performing the album in full. They are doing one show in Manchester and we can’t thank them enough for choosing Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall as their London show. It’s going to be a very special night. It’s great to be welcoming back Kasabian, they have been fantastic supporters of this charity since they first headlined for us back in 2007.”