Roger Daltrey Steps Down as Curator for Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts at Royal Albert Hall Roger Daltrey, the co-founder and lead singer of The Who, has announced his decision to step down from his role as the Curator of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall.
This news coincides with the unveiling of the lineup for the 2024 show, featuring artists such as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Squeeze, Blossoms, Young Fathers, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Eddie Vedder, and The Chemical Brothers. The charity event, scheduled for March 18th, 2024, will honor Daltrey’s significant contributions as founder and curator, as he transitions to the role of the charity’s honorary patron.
Since its inception in 2000, Daltrey has played a pivotal role in the flagship shows, hosting a myriad of stars like Paul McCartney, Oasis, Kasabian, The Cure, Florence + The Machine, and others. The concerts raise funds for TCT, supporting young individuals diagnosed with cancer. With Daltrey stepping down, the organization plans to collaborate with guest curators starting in 2025.
Daltrey expressed, “The £32 million raised from these concerts has been the foundation for the 28 specialized units within the NHS, as well as specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person when cancer has turned their world upside down.”
Noel Gallagher, who participated in the inaugural event, emphasized the charity’s personal significance, stating, “it is a charity very close to my heart,” and affirmed his attendance en masse.
Kate Collins, chief executive of TCT, acknowledged Daltrey’s invaluable contributions, stating, “Quite simply, we would not be the charity we are without Roger and these shows, and – more importantly than that – thousands of young people with cancer in the UK would not have had the specialist support and care they urgently need.”