Paul Weller, and Miles Kane for Crisis gig at Hammersmith Apollo

tickets will go on sale tomorrow

news: Thursday 25th October 2012

Paul Weller, Miles Kane and a very special guest (TBA) will headline the Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 19th December, at a gig hosted by Ben Elton in aid of homelessness charity Crisis.

Returning again after headlining last year's event, Paul Weller will be joined by Miles Kane in support and a very special guest artist still to be announced.

Ben Elton, a long term Crisis supporter will host the evening and audiences will also be treated to a performance by singers and musicians from Crisis Skylight London, one of the Crisis regional centres helping homeless people transform their lives.

Homelessness is rising nationally after years of declining trends and this year a 43% increase was recorded in the number of people seen sleeping rough on London's streets.

Crisis has launched the Homelessness Kills campaign after new research for the charity revealed that homeless people die 30 years before the national average, at just 47 - a shocking statistic that has not improved in the last two decades.
Proceeds from Crisis Presents will fund the charity's life-changing Crisis at Christmas project and its year-round Crisis Skylight centres at locations across the UK.

Crisis chief executive Leslie Morphy said, "Thank you to all our wonderful artists who are getting on stage for Crisis Presents, and those who buy a ticket to see the gig. They will help Crisis at Christmas care for thousands of homeless people during the festive week in warmth and comfort, and give our Christmas guests the opportunity to access year-round Crisis services, bringing hope for a better year ahead. With homelessness rising, this support is ever more vital."

Paul Weller added, "I'm looking forward to getting on stage for Crisis again – these are really tough times and we need organisations like Crisis now more than ever."

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th October and eGigs will have links to buy them then.

article by: Scott Williams

published: 25/10/2012 12:00

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