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Gallagher to play Cancer Trust gig

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will play the Teenage Cancer Trust show in March.

The former Oasis lead guitarist, who curated the gigs in 2013, and his rock band are the first act announced to headline the charity gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and they will take to the stage on March 28, 2015.

"Who'd have thought that after 15 years we'd be gearing up for another stint at the greatest venue in the world for Teenage Cancer Trust," Noel said.

"Thanks to everyone, the bands, artists, and the comedians for all your continued support, and maximum respect to you the people for making it all possible. See you on Saturday March 28!"

The group, who are releasing their new album Chasing Yesterday on March 2 and embarking on a UK arena tour, will be supported by Baltimore's synthpop band Future Islands on the night.

Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who frontman, Roger Daltrey CBE, the driving force behind the concerts, said: "He was with us at our first show for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2000 and is now returning to the Royal Albert Hall for the seventh time. Noel has put his heart and soul into these shows over the years, curating them in 2013 and even releasing a live album for Teenage Cancer Trust.

"He's not only one of the best artists in the world but gives himself unconditionally. Noel has been a pivotal supporter to our mission and I'm incredibly proud both of him and the work he's done."

The Teenage Cancer Trust music gigs, which are part of the annual fundraising event, have raised over £20 million for young people with cancer since they began in 2000.

Tickets go on sale on December 16 at 10am from www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.royalalberthall.com and www.teenagecancertrust.org.

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