The Who will kick off the first leg of their 50th anniversary tour this April, but before then, the influential rock group’s music will be honored at a benefit concert in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Two famous frontmen — Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher — will headline the tribute, which will take place Nov. 11 at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Halloween.
Other big names set to perform at the benefit concert are Rush's Geddy Lee, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and Brody Dalle.
The Who's Roger Daltrey is a longtime supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and helps organize the organization’s annual benefit concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. Teenage Cancer Trust supports the special needs of teenage and young adult cancer patients by providing hospital units designed specifically for teens and young adults. The charity also donates funds for research, support services and education on cancer.
The charity concert will mark Gallagher's first gig since his band Beady Eye broke up earlier this month.
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