Monday, April 13, 2015

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder to host cancer benefit concert

Pete Townshend and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are teaming up to host a Who tribute concert in Chicago as a benefit show for Teen Cancer America.

Set for May 14 at the Rosemont Theatre, “An Evening Celebrating The Who” will see the pair joined by Who touring musicians Zak Starkey (drums), Simon Townshend (guitar), Pino Palladino (bass), John Corey (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards) and Frank Simes (keyboards).

Money raised from the concert will support programs for teenagers and young adults with cancer at the University of Chicago Medicine along with other local children’s charities.

Teen Cancer America was established in 2012 by Roger Daltrey and Townshend to replicate their work for U.K. charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 21 at 10 am local.

For more information on Teen Cancer America and/or to donate, visit

Late last year, Townshend and The Who played the first run of UK dates for their 50 anniversary farewell tour, “The Who Hits 50!”; the band will launch a North American leg in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday.

See also:

Pete Townshend launches solo album reissues series
VIDEO: Who classic remixed for new Cablevision commercial
The Who to perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival
The Who postpone London shows due to illness
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