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Teenage Cancer Trust cancel March Royal Albert Hall shows due to coronavirus

15 February 2021, 14:56 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Teenage Cancer Trust has released a statement cancelling the rescheduled March shows with The Who and Nile Rodgers & CHIC due to COVID-19.

Nile Rodgers & CHIC and The Who were originally due to perform at Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust in March 2020, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit organisers were forced to reschedule the shows until March 2021.

Today (15 February), Teenage Cancer Trust has shared a statement announcing the cancellation of those rescheduled shows due to the pandemic. They write, "We’re sad to announce that due to the ongoing coronavirus situation the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2021 are not able to go ahead. Both The Who and Nile Rodgers & CHIC kindly rescheduled their 2020 performances for 2021, but regrettably these are now cancelled. Your ticket provider will be in touch directly regarding the refund process soon."

The statement continues, "We are all gutted that our iconic Royal Albert Hall shows have been cancelled for a second year, but we look forward to welcoming people back to our world-famous gigs as soon as we can and we’re so grateful for all the support the music industry and artists give to make the gigs possible. We remain focused on making sure that young people with cancer get the best care and support and our frontline teams of nurses and youth workers are doing remarkable work at a time when young people have never needed them more."

"Our vital work, making sure young people do not face cancer alone, relies wholly on donations and without the funds raised at the Albert Hall, we urgently need more public support to make our work possible," Teenage Cancer Trust add. "That’s why we’re asking people to consider donating whatever they can to help us continue to support young people with cancer - or to donate the price of their cancelled ticket."

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