Depeche Mode Launch 10th Anniversary Of Concerts For Teenage Cancer Trust
Depeche Mode are to perform a very special charity performance at the Royal Albert Hall, February 17 2010, to kick off Teenage Cancer Trust’s 10th series of gigs at the iconic venue.
The concert, Depeche Mode’s first performance at the Royal Albert Hall, will also be part of Teenage Cancer Trust’s celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the UK’s first teenage cancer unit – with a full week of music and comedy following on 22 March 2010.
Tickets go on sale Friday 18 December 2009
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Depeche Mode have spent most of the year on their acclaimed worldwide ‘Sounds Of The Universe Tour’, which was one of the biggest of 2009 and sold over 2 million tickets in Europe alone.
They bring their year to a spectacular close with five UK shows this month and resume touring early in 2010. This Royal Albert Hall show looks set to be a true highlight of a sensational tour.
Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of Teenage Cancer Trust and very proud to be kicking off the 10th year of gigs. We’ve never played the Royal Albert Hall before, so we’re really looking forward to that too.”
Depeche Mode will be donating all proceeds from their one-off show to help raise funds for desperately needed specialist teenage cancer facilities. Since they began in 2000, Teenage Cancer Trust’s concerts at the Royal Albert Hall have raised over £8.7million to help teenagers fight cancer.
“When The Who first got together in 2000 to raise money for this brilliant charity, I had no idea we’d achieve so much from these shows: £8.7million to date and still counting,” said Roger Daltrey CBE, Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust.
“I’m extremely proud of these concerts and the work Teenage Cancer Trust does to help young people fight cancer. I’m forever inspired by the support I have received from the artists and members of the music and comedy industries and thrilled that Depeche Mode are with us for 2010.”
To commemorate the prestigious show, Swiss watchmakers Hublot have very kindly donated 12 exquisitely designed watches representing the number of Depeche Mode studio albums.
Only 12 of these one-of-a-kind watches exist in the world and feature a different iconic Depeche Mode album cover as its watch face. Each of the unique and specially made pieces will go to auction with all proceeds going towards Teenage Cancer Trust. For further information on the auction, please visit www.depechemode.com
Source: Teenage Cancer Trust