Roger Daltrey has enlisted Pete Townshend‘s nephew Ben Townshend as his drummer when he kicks off his “Who Was I” solo tour on June 20th in Bournemouth, England.
In addition to Pete Townshend ‘s bother, longtime Who sideman, and Ben’s dad — Simon Townshend, the new touring ensemble will be 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 20 – Bournemouth, England – International Centre
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.”
- 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 & Wilko Johnson’s 2014 video for “I Keep It To Myself”: