December 5, 2012 10:37
Kasabian, Russell Brand and Noel Fielding for Noel Gallagher Teenage Cancer Trust shows
Kasabian to headline Royal Albert Hall show while Brand will host evening of comedy
Noel Gallagher, who will curate next year's Concerts For Teenage Cancer Trust, has confirmed that Kasabian and Russell Brand will both perform as part of the event.
Gallagher, who is standing in for Roger Daltrey of The Who as organiser of the concerts, has booked Kasabian for a headline show at the London Royal Albert Hall on March 22, while Russell Brand will team up with Noel Fielding and special guests for a night of comedy on March 20. Speaking to NME about the Teenage Cancer Trust gig, Kasabian said: "The work that Teenage Cancer Trust carry out is vital and invaluable. We are honoured to have been invited back for the third time to perform and support such a worthy cause."
More shows are due to be announced this afternoon, when Noel hosts a press conference in London. Check NME.COM for updates.
The gigs, which Daltrey founded in 2000, have been staged every year by the charity's patron at London's Royal Albert Hall. But the frontman said he will now pass the baton on to the ex-Oasis chief in 2013. Gallagher has performed a series of solo gigs at the venue for the charity over the years.
Pulp, Paul McCartney and Florence And The Machine were among the acts that performed at the 2012 event.
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