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The Who set to perform at Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust – and how to secure tickets

Legendary rockers The Who will be headlining the charity’s 100th show at the Royal Albert Hall with a special acoustic version of their rock opera, Tommy.

News that the band would be playing Pete Townshend’s opera in full (followed by a selection of other great Who hits) comes as Honorary Patron for the charity, Roger Daltrey, gets set to mark his 17th year curating Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall shows.

Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to supporting young people with cancer. Conceived and curated by Daltrey, the Royal Albert Hall shows have become a highlight of the music industry calendar and have featured some of the world’s biggest names in music and comedy, including The Who, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Kasabian, The Cure, Jessie J, Florence + The Machine, Russell Brand and Jason Manford.

Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall concert go on sale on Friday 23 September at 09:00, but you can secure your tickets early through our presale.

If you’re already in The Who fan club, there’s some great news: you can secure tickets from Thursday 22 September at 09:00. But if you’re not, it’s not over yet – you can join the fan club (securing membership for one year) from 11:00 on 22 September and also gain access to the presale and grab your tickets before they go on general sale the following day.

More details below:

When and where are the band playing?

30 March 2017 – Royal Albert Hall

1 April 2017 – Royal Albert Hall

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets go on general sale on 09:00. Friday 9 September 2016 here (<< Bookmark this!) You can access the presale from the same link.

How do I improve my chances of bagging tickets?

Here are some tips on how to best prepare and increase your chances of securing tickets. Notepads at the ready!

  1. Open your account and log in now

Get the details out of the way before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

  1. Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

  1. Remember the presale

If you are an existing member of The Who fan club, you will have access to a presale on Thursday 22 September. You will be notified about this from the fan club.

We will have a number of presale tickets available for fans who buy fan club membership – i.e. purchase the membership and gain access to presale tickets (limited availability). This will be available here.

  1. Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale

Keep up-to-date with news at Twitter.com/TicketmasterUK . If anything changes with The Who tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any technical difficulties that might occur (there are a lot of Green Day fans, remember) and alerts on when new tickets come available. When we have popular tours come on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

  1. Don’t oversleep on Friday

That would be disastrous.

We said it before, we’ll say it again; The Who tickets go on general sale at 9:00 on Friday 23 September 2016.

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