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OneRepublic to Headline Charity Show at London's Royal Albert Hall 

Mosely Music Group/Interscope RecordsOneRepublic are successful in the U.S., of course, but over in the U.K., they're currently enjoying quite a moment, having just hit #1 with their single "Counting Stars."  That's why it was a real coup for the British charity Teenage Cancer Trust to book the group for its annual benefit shows at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall.

The annual benefits generally run over several days, with Ryan Tedder and company the first act confirmed; they'll rock the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday, March 27. 

Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of the legendary British rock band The Who andthe charity's patron, says in a statement, "It’s brilliant to be able to confirm a number-one act for our shows. OneRepublic have a lot of fans over here and I’m sure they’ll have a great time and will sound fantastic in the Royal Albert Hall.”

It's unusual for a chart-topping American op act to perform at these annual concerts;  usually, the lineup features classic and current British rock acts.  The money the charity raises goes to take care of the special needs of teenagers and young adults cancer patients by providing special hospital units designed with them in mind.  Teenage Cancer Trust also supports research, support services and education related to the disease.

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