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RECENT EVENTS - Teenage Cancer Trust: Ryan Adams

Tuesday 19 March 2013 - 7:30 PM

Ryan Adams | Royal Albert Hall

Approximate end time 10:40pm

For pictures, setlists and more from this event, see our feature on Life at the Hall

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams will play his first ever set at the Royal Albert Hall in this special performance to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, with special guest Beth Orton.

This very special performance will be Adams' first with a full backing band in nearly 4 years. The show will feature the debut of new songs from his as-yet-untitled new album due for release in the autumn alongside classics from his extensive catalogue. The new record reunites Adams with legendary producer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glyn Johns (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Clash etc.) who also produced his last album Ashes & Fire. Released in October of 2011, Ashes & Fire hit the UK Top 10 on release – making it Adams’ most successful album in Britain to date.

BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter Beth Orton was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid 1990s. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. After six years away, two children, a marriage and returning to Norfolk, the twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer  is back. Sugaring Season, her sixth album, is the culmination of Orton finding herself as a guitarist and a songwriter.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.   We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer.  Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience.

Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support.  Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried. 

We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work.  You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer.  Visit to find out how.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity, no. 1062559 (England and Wales) and SCO39757 (Scotland)