30 March 2015

Roger Daltrey Praises Noel Gallagher's Support For The 'Teenage Cancer Trust'

Noel Gallagher was praised by Roger Daltrey for being such a ''loyal friend and loyal supporter'' of the Teenage Cancer Trust ahead of his concert on Saturday night (28.03.15).

The Who frontman came on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London before the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds show to pay tribute to the former Oasis guitarist for always being willing to play for the charity - which aims to improve the treatment of 13 to 24 year olds fighting cancer.

Introducing Noel, Roger - who was joined on stage by several young people helped by the UK organisation - said: ''Coming on soon is a very loyal friend and loyal supporter. He's been involved from the first day, just as Paul Weller has and Kelly Jones. On in a few minutes Noel Gallagher.''

Noel and his band stepped on stage to a rapturous reception from the sell-out crowd and opened with 'Do The Damage'.

The musician's set was packed with tracks from his new number one album 'Chasing Yesterday' and highlights included 'Lock All The Doors', 'The Dying of the Light', 'You Know We Can't Go Back' and 'In the Heat of the Moment'.

Noel was joined on stage by a horn section and the Crouch End Festival Chorus, who accompanied him for several songs including 'Everybody's On The Run', 'If I Had a Gun...' and a stripped down version of Oasis classic 'Champagne Supernova' which prompted a mass sing-along from fans.

Although the set was mainly comprised of solo songs, the rocker did play a handful of tracks by his former band, including fan favourite B-side 'Fade Away' and 'Digsy's Dinner' - from the group's 1994 debut LP 'Definitely Maybe'.

At one point between songs one cheeky admirer approached the stage and asked Noel for his autograph, which prompted the 47-year-old singer to quip: ''Sign your ticket? I'm a bit busy mate at the moment.''

The group exited the stage briefly, whipping the crowd into a frenzied ''Noel, Noel, Noel'' chant before returning for their encore.

The rock superstar sent the audience delirious with a rendition of Oasis classic 'Don't Look Back in Anger' and followed it up with 'AKA... What a Life!' to cheers of delight.
Noel closed the concert with Oasis track 'The Masterplan' to which the crowd sang along with every word.

A number of famous fans were at the gig, including former 'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith and Queens Park Rangers soccer player Joey Barton - who previously played for Noel's favourite team Manchester City.

Barton took his Twitter account during the show, posting: ''Masterplan... Wow... (sic)''

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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