Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Who: Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy on US tour

Roger Daltrey will perform The Who’s 1969 rock opera, “Tommy”, in its entirety during a newly-announced summer tour of the US.

The 13-date series will see Daltrey accompanied by members of The Who touring band and joined by some of the most prestigious orchestras in the United States, including the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and the Nashville Symphony.

“I'm really looking forward to singing Tommy, not only with my great backing group, but also some of the finest orchestras in the country," says Daltrey. "Pete Townshend’s rock music is particularly suited to being embellished by the sounds that an orchestra can add to the band.

"With the arrangements written by David Campbell, it should make a memorable night of entertainment for all those who love the arts.”

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Last year, The Who played all of “Tommy” for the first time in 28 years at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of a benefit concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust that was released on DVD in October; Daltrey previously performed the project it in its entirety with his band during his 2011 solo tour.

The summer “Tommy” shows will follow a brief spring run by the singer that includes a pair of performances in Las Vegas, NV in early March.

Daltrey will publish his memoir this fall and has high hopes for the project.

"I hope the result is more than just another autobiography,” explains the legendary rocker. “I've been lucky enough to live in interesting times. I've witnessed society, music and culture change beyond recognition. That I'm still here to tell my tale when so many others around me didn't make it is nothing short of a miracle."

Daltrey’s book follows bandmate Pete Townshend‘s memoir, “Who I Am”, which was issued in 2012.

Roger Daltrey
“Tommy” US Tour 2018

Jun 08 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (w/ Hudson Valley Philharmonic)
Jun 10 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap (w/ Wolf Trap Orchestra)
Jun 12 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap (w/ Wolf Trap Orchestra)
Jun 15 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood (w/ Boston Pops Orchestra)
Jun 17 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium (w/ New York Pops Orchestra)
Jun 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center For The Performing Arts (w/ Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
Jun 23 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia (w/ Ravinia Festival Orchestra)
Jun 25 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia (w/ Ravinia Festival Orchestra)
Jun 27 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater (w/ Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Jun 30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC (orchestra TBA)
Jul 02 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion (w/ Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jul 05 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheatre (w/ Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 08 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center (w/ The Cleveland Orchestra)

See also:

VIDEO: The Who rock Pinball Wizard on Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Roger Daltrey of The Who to publish memoir in 2018
VIDEO: Pete Townshend performs The Who classic on The Tonight Show
Pete Townshend of The Who to perform on The Tonight Show
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