Kasabian and The Courteeners confirmed for 2018 Royal Albert Hall shows for Teenage Cancer Trust

Gigs will take place in March

The first two headliners have been announced for the 2018 Teenage Cancer Trust gig series at London’s Royal Albert Hall: Kasabian and The Courteeners.

The concert series turns 18 in 2018, with next year’s events running from March 19-25. The Courteeners will perform their 2008 debut ‘St Jude’ on March 23 and Kasabian taking to the stage a day later on March 24.

Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday (December 15) at 9am from Gigs and Tours, Ticketmaster and the Royal Albert Hall website.

“It’s a great honour and privilege to perform for such a brilliant charity at such a legendary venue,” says Courteeners frontman Liam Fray, “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 are also playing ‘St Jude’ in full at Manchester Arena on April 7 and will release a newly recorded version of the record, titled ‘St Jude Re:Wired’, on April 6.

Kasabian singer Tom Meighan says 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.”

Teenage Cancer Trust honorary patron, Roger Daltrey of The Who, had this to say: “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.”