A true British legend has been added to the already amazing line up for the Heroes Concert at Twickenham Stadium on September 12th.
Sir Tom Jones has quite simply been THE voice of British music since the 1960s. Constantly challenging himself by taking on the demands of a remarkable range of repertoire, he recently released the acclaimed album Praise & Blame, a return to his gospel and blues roots.
His Twickenham performance promises to draw on both traditions – the classic Tom Jones entertainer and the raw, emotional journey of Praise & Blame.
Tom is really pleased to have the chance to participate in the Heroes Concert: “It’s great to be able to do something for our troops, and it’s pretty rare to get the chance to do something fun and uplifting on home soil. Not only will this event help us understand what these brave men and women in service do for us, it will also help raise enough funds to really make a difference in their recovery. I’m proud to be able to help in any way I can”.
The cream of the nation’s entertainment industry have signed up for the gig, names as diverse as Jason Manford, Plan B, Jack Dee, The Saturdays, Katherine Jenkins, James Blunt, Alesha Dixon, latin star Enrique Iglesias and the UK’s latest Number 1 boy band The Wanted.
Due to phenomenal demand, organisers have acquired special permission for Twickenham Stadium to hold an extra 5,000 fans and troops, taking the concert capacity up to 60,000 for the very first time.
The show will be hosted by the best of the UK’s comedy talent - John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Jack Dee, Rhod Gilbert, Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre have all pledged their support.
All proceeds go straight to Help for Heroes to raise money to help fund further rehabilitation centres around the country.
The spectacular event will be broadcast on BBC One and around the world to military bases through British Forces Broadcasting (BFBS).
Acts Announced So far:
(Gary Barlow guest)
Bryn Parry, CEO Help for Heroes
“Help for Heroes is all about ordinary people doing their bit to support the men and women of our Armed Forces. We feel helpless when we hear about our young men and women being wounded and want to do what we can; with Help for Heroes we can make a difference. Over the last three years, hundreds of thousands have joined us in doing their bit and millions have been raised to improve the quality of life for some wonderfully brave people.
This concert is a fantastic example of a nation doing its bit for ‘the blokes’;
I am particularly grateful to all the acts and the organisers for their support and to Hesco Bastion, our lead sponsor. Music and humour can reach and lift those in the darkest of places, making life worth living and helping in recovery. Our boys and girls, both those operating in the remote patrol bases and those recovering from life changing injuries, will hear this concert and know that they are in the forefront of our minds. They are not forgotten, wherever they are.”
Richard Knight, Stadium Director for the Rugby Football Union
“It’s a privilege to be asked to host such an amazing day of entertainment for such a fantastic cause. We have a long history of supporting Help for Heroes starting with our charity game here at the stadium in 2008, which raised over £1.5 million for the charity. The chance to be a part of such a landmark concert is an honour and a testament to the role Twickenham Stadium now plays as an iconic concert venue. The pitch that has been graced by legends of rugby will now be graced by legends of music and comedy. A fitting tribute for our heroic armed forces.”
TICKETS ON SALE
Reserved Seating: £55
General Admission Pitch Standing: £55
Outer Gold Circle Standing: £70
Inner Gold Circle Standing: £80
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All revenue of Live Nation from the Event after deduction of Live Nation’s fee together with all costs and expenses directly relating to the hire of the venue and the staging of the Event will be paid directly to Help for Heroes (Registered Charity Number: 1120920) or to Help for Heroes Trading Limited in support of Help for Heroes. It is expected to be in the region of £750,000