You can’t rock as hard when you’re unplugged, so that’s probably why Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend don’t do it that often — but they will be performing a rare acoustic gig to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust at Arsenal Football Club’s annual charity ball in two weeks.
The Legends and Youth Ball, going down May 21 at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in north London, will mark the end of the team’s season-long partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust. Roger Daltrey, who is a patron of the Trust and a big Arsenal fan, issued the following statement about the night:
“We’re both honoured to be playing at the Legends And Youth Ball to celebrate Arsenal’s fantastic support of Teenage Cancer Trust throughout this season. I have been fighting for this cause for many years and I’m thrilled that this partnership has made and will continue to make a huge difference to young people with cancer.”
If you’d like to see a full classic Who set gone acoustic, get in line and have your money ready: a limited number of tickets are still available for a whopping £1,200 per pair, or £6,000 for a table of 10. Hey, it’s for the kids.