Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Who announce Join Together At Home virtual concert series

The Who will launch a six-week virtual concert series, “Join Together @ Home”, on August 8 as part of YouTube’s #StayHome campaign during the global health crisis.

Streaming via the band’s YouTube channel, the event will stream live and rarely seen footage, mini videos and special screen footage, culminating with a performance from a previously unreleased show.

Named after their 1972 single, the series launches this weekend with five live tracks from The Who’s 1982 show at New York’s Shea Stadium, with an introduction by singer Roger Daltrey.

During the series, fans are encouraged to donate to co-beneficiaries The Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America, of which Daltrey is a Patron of both charities and the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s iconic comedy and music shows at the Royal Albert Hall over the past 20 years.

Teenage Cancer Trust has always had incredible support from the music industry and relies on donations but due to Coronavirus, saw essential income generating activity, like the Royal Albert Halls shows, cancelled. With income estimated to drop by as much as half this year; the charity needs to raise £5m to maintain frontline services so events like “Join Together @ Home” are more important than ever.

With Teen Cancer America fundraising events also cancelled, they face a shortfall and need your help more than ever. Your donation can help to continue improving the lives and outcomes of teens and young adults with cancer. Nearly 90,000 adolescents and young adults face a cancer diagnosis every year in America, and every hour another young life is lost. The Coronavirus is not just impacting fundraising, but increasing the risks for immunocompromised cancer patients, and adding to the growing burden of hospitals and caregivers.

As people around the world have faced the inconvenience of isolation these past months, The Who ask for your support of the many teenage cancer patients who are in the fight of their lives. The band recommend that you follow your local guidelines, stay safe, relax and watch the series and, if possible, donate to help teens facing cancer.

See also:

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