The Teenage Cancer Trust will take its annual concert series online this year by airing unreleased performances from The Who, Paul McCartney, and many more.
The series, dubbed Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen, will also feature concerts from Ed Sheeran, Muse, Pulp, Noel Gallagher, Them Crooked Vultures, and The Cure.
The annual concert series, organized by The Who’s Roger Daltrey, normally takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Now, Teenage Concert Trust Unseen will see the debut of all-star performances throughout the years. The concerts will air for free on the Teenage Cancer Trust’s recently-launched YouTube page, though fans are encouraged to donate to the worthy cause.
In a statement announcing the streams, the TCT said,
Driven by our patron Roger Daltrey, a who’s who of world-class musical talent has played Teenage Cancer Trust’s gigs at the Royal Albert Hall over the last 20 years. All so young people with cancer get the support they deserve.
And now music legends are stepping up again, donating this exclusive footage to help make sure every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses or youth support teams.
Because in 2020 that vital support is at risk.
Daltrey added in his own statement,
So here we are, six months into one of the strangest times in living memory. Where everyone has had some sense of what isolation, even for short periods, can do to the state of our mental health. Without the environment and services that Teenage Cancer Trust provide within our NHS, specifically for this age group, isolation throughout their lengthy treatments becomes a strong possibility. Through Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK has led the world in recognising the specific issues that this age group with cancer suffer. Please donate generously to make sure this vital work continues through these difficult times.
In addition to the fundraising streams, there will also be a raffle where fans can enter for a chance to win the hand-painted Schecter guitar Robert Smith played during The Cure’s 2014 TCT shows, as well as other prizes. Tune into the streams, airing at 3 p.m. ET everyday from October 8th—18th and again on the 31st, via the Teenage Cancer Trust’s YouTube page. Scroll down to see the full schedule for Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen and watch a trailer.
Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen Trailer
[Video: Teenage Cancer Trust]
Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen Schedule
Thursday October 8: Ed Sheeran
Friday October 9: Muse
Saturday October 10: Rudimental
Sunday October 11: Paul McCartney
Monday October 12: Paul Weller
Tuesday October 13: Stereophonics
Wednesday October 14: Pulp
Thursday October 15: Noel Gallagher
Friday October 16: Them Crooked Vultures
Saturday October 17: The Who
Sunday October 18: The Cure (20-minute edit)
Saturday October 31: The Cure (full show)