Roger Daltrey has just announced a 12-date full-band UK tour, dubbed, “Who Was I,” featuring, “an evening of Who classics, rarities, solo hits, and fan Q&A.”
An announcement on TheWho.com revealed the fall tour will comprise a unique mix of music and conversation, and is “built around Roger’s musical journey and encompasses nearly every style imaginable — including blues, rock, country, soul, and metal.” Daltrey will touch upon and play music from all facets of his career. The gigs promise “a plethora of songs with some questions answered and rock n’ roll stories along the way.”
Roger Daltrey was quoted in the announcement saying:
The truth is singers need to sing. Use it or lose it. Throughout my life I have sung with so many great musicians, from the heavy rock of the Who and Wilko Jonson, to the Irish lilt of the Chieftains. On this tour I want to take the audience on a musical journey through my career as a singer, with a show of songs and sounds that explores and surprises. I look forward to having closer contact with my audience than festivals and arenas allow. Leaving time to chat.
It’s important to get our road crew working again, without these guys the halls would go silent. It’s also clear that live music is an important part of all our lives, something to free us from the groundhog days that life has become. This pandemic has brought home to me what an important part of me singing is and it’s made me determined to get back onstage asap. See you soon!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Roger Daltrey UK tour dates (subject to change):
November 7 – Birmingham, England – Symphony Hall
November 9 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
November 11 – Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
November 15 – London, England – LondonPalladium
November 17 – Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
November 19 – Southend-on-Sea, England – Cliffs Pavilion
November 21 – Oxford, England – New Theatre Oxford
November 24 – Glasgow, Scotland – SEC Armadillo
November 26 – Newcastle, England – O2 City Hall
November 29 – Liverpool, England – Empire Theatre
December 1 – Portsmouth, England – Guildhall
December 2 – Bournemouth, England – International Centre
- 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.”
- In 2018, Daltrey released his first live album, The Who‘s Tommy Orchestral.
- The set was recorded in Budapest and Bethel in upstate New York — the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, where the band performed Tommy in its entirety.
CHECK IT OUT: Roger Daltrey on November 13th, 2009 performing “Blue, Red, And Grey” live in Atlantic City: