Clapton, Jones to perform at charity gala
London: Singers Eric Clapton and Sir Tom Jones are set to perform at the Prince’s Trust Rock charity Gala.
The legendary duo will be accompanied by Queen’s Brian May, the charity’s ambassador, as well as bandmate Roger Taylor, Jools Holland, Mark King, Status Quo, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Jamie Cullum.
“Our last performance at the Rock Gala had one aim, to raise money for youngsters struggling to find work after a recession - unfortunately we find ourselves in the same situation 20 years on and I’m helping the best way I know how,” The Mirror quoted Brian as saying.
“I’m very much looking forward to performing at this event in the magical Royal Albert Hall which will be packed with musical legends and newbies alike,” said Jools.
Comedians Rob Brydon, Alistair McGowan and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage will host the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala.
The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala was originally formed to raise money for disadvantaged young people.
It will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 17, 2010.