Roger Daltrey kicked off “Who Was I” UK tour on June 20th on Bournemouth, England at the Bournemouth International Centre. The Who frontman — whose backing band is led by Pete Townshend‘s kid brother and longtime Who guitarist Simon Townshend — also features Simon’s son — and Pete’s nephew, Ben Townshend on drums.

Daltrey, who opened with the 1980 Pete Townshend solo classic “Let My Love Open The Door,” included such who evergreens as “Squeeze Box,” “Another Tricky Day,” “Who Are You,” “Tattoo,” “Baba O’Riley” and a show closing “The Kids Are Alright” — along with “Breaks The News” the 2019 Who song written by Simon Townshend.

Also included in the setlist were  a smattering of solo favorites including “Giving It All Away,” “Waiting For Your Love,” the Pete Townshend-written “After The Fire,” “Days Of Light,” and “Waiting For a Friend,” among others.

In addition to Simon and Ben Townshend, the new touring ensemble was rounded out by legendaryWho associate Billy Nichols on backing vocals, British keyboard veteran Geriant Watkins, percussionist Jody Linscott, John Hogg on bass, Doug Boyle on guitar, Steve Weston on harmonica — and Who orchestral tour veteran, violinist Katie Jacoby.

  • Roger Daltrey UK tour dates (subject to change):
    June 22 – Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
    June 24 – Oxford, England – New Theatre Oxford
    June 27 – Portsmouth, England – Guildhall
    June 29 – Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
    July 1 – Southend-on-Sea, England – Cliffs Pavilion
    July 4 – Birmingham, England – Symphony Hall
    July 6 – Glasgow, Scotland – SEC Armadillo
    July 9 – Manchester, England – 02 Apollo
    July 11 – Liverpool, England – Empire Theatre
    July 13 – Newcastle, England – 02 City Hall
    July 17 – London, England – London Palladium


  • In June 2018, Roger Daltrey released his latest solo album, titled, As Long As I Have You.
  • The collection features Pete Townshend on seven of the album’s 11 tracks and includes the Daltrey originals — “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home.”
  • Among the covers on the set are Daltrey’s take on Stephen Stills‘ Manassas favorite “How Far” and Stevie Wonder‘s classic “You Haven’t Done Nothing.”

CHECK IT OUT: Roger Daltrey & band in June 20th, 2022 performing “The Kids Are Alright” live in Bournemouth: