Maximo Park have put together a decent-looking bill for a fundraising show to take place next month.
Mystery Jets, **Blood Red Shoes and Pete and the Pirates will join Paul Smith’s Novocastrian rock outfit at the Kentish Town Forum on the 28th of May to gather money to help out The Royal Marsden Hospital and the No Surrender Charitable Trust.
A good friend of the band’s, 33-year-old Jason Boas, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer recently and given 6-12 months to live. The show is also dedicated to the memory of Claudia Anselmetti, who died of cancer three years ago.
“When someone you know is up against cancer it makes sense to give them your full support,” said Smith. “Since that is currently the case, and that person is being treated at The Royal Marsden hospital, which was recently damaged by fire, we decided to do what we can as a band.
“What we do best is play concerts and we intend to give all profit from our gig at The Forum to help rebuild the cancer unit where they not only look after sufferers but continue to further our knowledge and treatment of the disease.
“We've never been a preachy band or asked people to shell out daft amounts for tickets,” Smith continued; “_but this show will be well worth the entry fee for a number of reasons.”
Tickets are priced at £20 and go on sale this Wednesday (9 Apr) at 9am from here. All proceeds will go to the Royal Marsden Hospital and No Surrender.