12 November 2010

Richard Ashcroft to perform at Killing Cancer charity concert

The Killing Cancer charity, set up six years ago to fund the development of a new style of non-invasive cancer treatments, has teamed up with Harvey Goldsmith and Bill Curbishley to present a rock concert in January that is designed to raise public awareness of PDT – and to raise significant funds for new PDT trials.

Rock pioneers The Who will perform on the same bill as guitar icon Jeff Beck, The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, Bryan Adams, and Blondie legend Debbie Harry. Other high profile names will be announced in the coming weeks.

They will take center stage at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 13th January.

Says Bill Curbishley, manager of The Who and Robert Plant: “Robert and I had lived through the final months and days of close friends battling with cancer,” says Bill Curbishley, “but also fighting to overcome the effects of their treatments. Only later we discovered that PDT could perhaps have saved their lives – and certainly given them some dignity in their final weeks.”

Charity director, David Longman, has engaged the interest of a wide cross-section of celebrities and high profile business leaders to back his campaign to secure support for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

Concert details video here.