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Ed Sheeran to fulfil cancer gig vow one year on

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Jan 29, 2014 | 8:33am EST

British pop star Ed Sheeran is to perform a special show at a cancer charity gala a year after axing his planned set so he could tour Australia. The A Team hitmaker was invited by the event's curators Roger Daltrey and Noel Gallagher to perform as part of the week-long Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser in the U.K. last year (13), but he was forced to turn down the offer because of prior commitments Down Under. The singer insisted at the time that he intended to honour his promise at a future date - and it has now been confirmed he will perform as part of the 2014 line-up. Sheeran says, "When Noel asked me to play last year I couldn't as I was touring Australia. I promised him and Roger that if they wanted me another time I'd be there, so here I am! "I'm the same age as some of the people the charity helps and it's a real honour to be asked. I hope we raise lots of money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust." The Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser is an annual, week-long series of concerts in London originally set up by The Who star Daltrey. The 2014 gala, which takes place in March (14), will also feature performances from The Cure, Suede, and Paolo Nutini.

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