Pogues/RfS Guitarist Phil Chevron Battling Terminal Cancer


Was the subject of a huge tribute concert this past weekend in Dublin.

 By Blurt Staff

 Philip Chevron, of Pogues/Radiators From Space fame, recently disclosed publicly that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer; he’d been battling it for about six years. On Saturday, Aug. 24, he was given a righteous Irish salute at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre as friends, peers and former bandmates turned out to sing his music and let him know how much he has meant to them over the years.

 Below, watch a clip of Shane MacGowan performing at the show, followed by one of Chevron himself coming out onstage to thank everyone.




 According to the original event page created at Facebook for last Saturday:

 Pogues and Radiators from Space guitarist Philip Chevron saddened and shocked the Irish music and arts world last month by revealing that the cancer he has battled since 2007 has become incurable and terminal.

Now, using the time-honoured football tradition of giving a departing player a send-off – a Testimonial – some of Philip’s friends and colleagues have gotten together to offer a special tribute concert, which will take place at the Olympia Theatre Dublin on Saturday August 24.

Artists confirmed so far for the Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert include Horslips, Luka Bloom, Declan O’Rourke, Brush Shiels, Shane MacGowan, Patrick McCabe, Gavin Friday, Duke Special with Fiona Shaw, Paul Brady, Joseph O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Paul Cleary, Aidan Gillen, Fiachna Ó Braonáin & Liam Ó Maonlaí, Roddy Doyle, The Radiators from Space, Michael O’Connor and family, and Camille O’Sullivan.

A feature of the show will be that performers will offer their own work along with selections from Chevron’s own songbook, including some items never heard before in public.

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