By: Renee Grant
After nearly 20 years helping to book talent for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Roger Daltrey says he may soon be ready to hand over the reigns to a younger musician.
Daltrey, along with bandmate Pete Townsend have been involved in curating the event for the past 17 years, but now it may be time for a change. “I’d like to do 20 years and that’d be enough for me,” Daltrey tells NME. “I’ll probably hand it over to Noel [Gallagher] or someone. One of the younger mob.”
“I think in three years time, it’ll be time for me to hand over to er to find someone else to pick up my reigns,” he says. “I’m sure there’ll be someone be there to do it. I will warn them that it’s much more work than they’d think it is. But it’s the most rewarding work that you’ll ever do, not financially or in anything like that, but it fills you up with something money can’t buy. It’s amazing.”
This year marks the 17th anniversary of the charity’s events being held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Acts who have performed include Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, Depeche Mode and many others.
This year, the #TeenageCancerGigs at Royal Albert Hall run from March 27th through April 2nd. Upcoming performances are listed below.
Friday, March 31– Paul Weller
Saturday, April 1 – The Who play ‘Tommy’
Sunday, April 2 – Pet Shop Boys with Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra