Posted in music | tour dates on May 12, 2011

by BBG

Roger Daltrey performs Tommy

The Who is one of my favorite classic rock bands of all time, so I definitely had some mixed emotions when I saw that Roger Daltrey will hit the road to play The Who classic Tommy in its entirety along with selected "Who classics". Though he has blessed the tour, there will be no Pete Townshend, the brain behind Tommy. Pete has been replaced by Simon Townshend, his brother, who will play guitar alongside Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), and Loren Gold (keyboards).

Commenting on the tour, Pete Townshend says, "Great to see Roger performing TOMMY with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit. Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of TOMMY using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs."
The North American tour, which also promises "striking visuals," will hit two NYC-area arenas of considerable size: Prudential Center on 9/18 and Nassau Coliseum on 9/23. Tickets for Prudential Center go on AmEx presale at 10AM on Monday (5/16), and regular sale on Friday 5/20. Tickets for Nassau go on sale 5/20.

All tour dates and some video of The Who performing Tommy in its entirety with Pete Townsend and John Entwhistle is below.

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The Who "Tommy"

Tommy Film Trailer

The Who - Baba O'Riley from Who's Next

ROGER DALTREY - 2011 TOUR DATES
9/13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock
9/15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Pavilion
9/17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
9/18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/21 Philadelphia, PA MANN Center
9/23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
9/24 Hartford, CT XL Center
9/27 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts
9/28 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
9/30 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
10/1 Windsor, ON The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor
10/5 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center
10/7 Hammond, IN Venue at Horseshoe Casino
10/8 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
10/11 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
10/12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
10/14 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
10/16 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
10/19 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre
10/21 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
10/22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/24 Portland, OR Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds
10/25 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
10/27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
10/30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
11/1 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
11/2 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

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Comments (49)

i hope i die before i get old

Posted by post-post-mod | May 12, 2011 11:08 AM

the show must go on...

...even after your bass player of 30 years suddenly croaks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:14 AM

Roger Daltrey's voice was shot 5 years ago...to the point where what he was performing was totally ruined...this tour will be as bad as it gets

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:15 AM

I saw Roger Daltry solo in Montclair at the Wellmont a year or two ago...It was relatively empty and he played Who songs..why is this show deserve such large venues...should be in Beacon Theater maybe

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:15 AM

Quadrophenia > Tommy

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:16 AM

Those Old Springfield squares are just going to make you cut your hair, turn down your music, and wear frilly shirts like Keith Partridge!

Posted by M | May 12, 2011 11:17 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:18 AM

^ yes exactlly! Well played grasshopper!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:22 AM

..and you know these tickets will be dirt cheap :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:24 AM

The Simon Townshend aspect is totally odd to me. What does he do when not performing his brother's songs with his brother's lead singer? Very weird.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:27 AM

11:24..I am guess they will be $10 or so on ebay...arena will be half filled tooif that

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:32 AM

in other words, show me the money.

ps ... fishsticks cryababy 2012!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:33 AM

These old men just seem so pathetic when they do this kind of a cash-grab. As if Daltrey doesn't already have enough $$$ from CSI. Fucking Bollocks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:35 AM

That logo looks suspiciously similar to the modern weepers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:41 AM

There will be 75 - 100 peeps tops at the nassau masoleum.

Posted by Blag the destroyer | May 12, 2011 11:51 AM

TomMEHy

Posted by Keith Moon | May 12, 2011 11:51 AM

I believe that will be Kanye 'fishsticks crybaby ' West in about twenty years.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:51 AM

Cool! Daltrey is my favorite member of the Who anyway. Never mind the haytas', should be fun!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:56 AM

THIS IS WHAT THE MODERN WEEPERS IS

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:56 AM

There's a limit to your who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 12:02 PM

Nope.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 12:30 PM

I may not be a pinball wizard, but insure am a blender wizard. You should see this platter I whipped up earlier! Amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 12:42 PM

I may not be a pinball wizard, but in i sure am a blender wizard. You should see this platter I whipped up earlier! Amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 12:43 PM

I'd rather listen to the Buff Medways.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 1:14 PM

"On the aMEHzing journey together we'll flyyyyy..."

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 1:39 PM

uhhhhhhh, No thanks

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 1:47 PM

Roger, meet fork. Fork, stick Roger.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 1:56 PM

People, just stop it. You're not all clever. I've cringed enough times today.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 2:16 PM

That deaf, dumb and blind kid

Sure plays a MEH pinball!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 2:38 PM

How many dead babies can you fit in a tub?

17

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 2:47 PM

What has 2 legs and bleeds?


Half a dog.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 2:56 PM

This is an easy day-of ticket.
Sorry, Roger, it's over.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 2:58 PM

it's more like "i hope i get old before i die"

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 3:10 PM

^ Ha, John Lydon actually shares that sentiment from what I've heard in interviews. Even Pete Towshend himself has pretty much thought, "well okay, I don't really believe that NOW anymore"...

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 3:23 PM

Won't get fooled again!

Posted by Fool | May 12, 2011 3:30 PM

Now Rog's old enough to be Uncle Ernie's grandfather.

Posted by donn | May 12, 2011 3:52 PM

I little surprised that Pete is not touring with the show and that his brother is going instead. Is there some health issue that keeps Pete from going on the road?

Posted by Ohio State | May 12, 2011 5:22 PM

Femmy hipster music is starting to make me nostalgic for classic rock, but not sentimental enough for this show. I hope Daltrey doesn't break a hip.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 6:32 PM

I'm shocked this isn't being billed as "The Who" given the size of Daltrey's ego.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 10:19 PM

go to the MEHrror!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 10:22 PM

Most of yous will be sitting on the worn out recliner back at your real homes over in suburban Indiana when you're his age.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2011 11:21 PM

Hey Roger, It's Tania your friend at FaceBook!! We will see you in Georiga, I Know it'll be a good concert. Here's to TOMMY!!! my favorite. Take care Love You,Rock and Roll. If you can get us up front, we'll gladly pay. Later, Tania

Posted by Tania Radford | May 18, 2011 7:31 PM

Saw him last night in Georgia and it was off the hook. The show was beyond fantastic.

Posted by Dave | September 16, 2011 9:50 AM

^ How's his health? Last I heard, he wasn't in very good shape because of exhaustion.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 10:07 AM

I SAW DALTRY & HIS BAND THIS PAST SATURDAY NITE IN BOSTON & I GOTTA TELL 'YA, IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME -- BETTER THAN THE WHO SHOW AT BOSTON GARDEN 2 YEARS AGO.

DALTRY'S VOICE WAS IN MUCH BETTER SHAPE THAN AT THE WHO SHOW 2 YEARS AGO.

THEY DID THE ENTIRE TOMMY ALBUM FOR AN HOUR & 1/2; THEN CONTINUED PLAYING FOR ANOTHER HOUR --SUBSTITUTE; WHO ARE YOU; BABA O'RILEY; AN EXCELLENT PICTURES of LILY; THE RED,BLUE & GRAY; BEHIND BLUE EYES -- ALL AWESOME !!!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, IF THE TOUR IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN, DON'T HESITATE FOR A MINUTE. AS THE WHO HAVE ALWAYS DONE, DALTRY RESTORED MY FAITH IN ROCK & ROLL.

Posted by shu | September 20, 2011 4:59 PM

Just saw the show Friday...one of the best shows I've ever seen. This is beyond a rock concert..it is a "rock opera". Roger sounds great, as does Simon Townsend. Do yourself a favor and see this show. My husband who is not a Who fan, loved it. Be prepared to sing as loud as you can. Still can't get the songs out of my head.

Posted by kim | September 26, 2011 11:06 AM

Just saw the St. Louis concert. It was wonderful. Roger's voice was great and he looks good and has tons of energy. Simon Townsend's voice sounds like Pete and he is a great guitarist too. I There were several standing ovations. This was an excellent concert!!!!!!

Posted by lily | October 9, 2011 2:27 AM

I'm missing out.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:38 PM

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