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The band will now play two nights at London's Royal Albert Hall

The Cure have added an extra date at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust after tickets for the first show sold out on fan club presales alone.

The band will now play the venue on March 29, as well as the previously announced night on March 28.

The Cure are on the line-up for the series of events in aid of the charity, which is this year curated by The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

Also on the bill for the series of gigs, which will take place between March 24 and 30, are Suede, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and OneRepublic. Alongside musical performances, Daltrey has also announced an evening of comedy featuring Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden.

Last year’s curator Noel Gallagher has also helped Daltrey put together this year’s line-up.

Daltrey said in a statement: “This is our 14th 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.

“Over the years we’ve had so many memorable moments. These include Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn appearing together for the first time, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones and Eddie Vedder flying halfway round the world to sing one song, Matt Bellamy playing the Hall’s famous pipe organ and so many more.”

The Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall shows are as follows:

Ed Sheeran (March 24)
An evening of comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden (25)
Paolo Nutini (26)
OneRepublic (27)
The Cure (28, 29)
Suede: ‘Dog Man Star’ 20th Anniversary (30)

Tickets prices start from £25 (plus booking fees) and go onsale on Friday (January 31) at 9.30am. To check the availability of Teenage Cancer Trust tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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