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The Charlatans Host A Night For Jon Brookes
Laurie Tuffrey , October 2nd, 2013 11:01

Liam Gallagher, New Order members, The Chemical Brothers and more pay tribute to the band's founding member and drummer

The Charlatans have announced that they will be hosting a tribute night in memory of their late drummer Jon Brookes.

The concert will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on October 18 and will feature a headline show from the band, in addition to sets from Liam Gallagher, members of New Order and The Vaccines, Chemical Brothers DJs and Birmingham four-piece Dumb, with all proceeds going to the Brain Tumour Charity.

In a statement, the Charlatans said: “Following the loss of our much missed friend and drummer, Jon Brookes, we, together with some friends, are putting on a show at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 18 October 2013. The show will benefit the Brain Tumour Charity, which Jon was involved with during his illness. It's our way of raising money for research into and awareness of a cancer that will unfortunately affect many lives as it has ours. We look forward to seeing you at the RAH and making it a night to remember.”

Brookes, one of the founding members of the band who recorded on all eleven of their studio albums, passed away in August following a long fight with brain cancer.

For tickets and full details, head to the band's website.

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