The Who postpone all upcoming dates due to Roger Daltrey’s meningitis (MSG & more included)
photo: The Who in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their "THE WHO HITS 50!" North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn't a decision taken lightly-THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.
Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."
Pete Townshend added, "We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember."
Get well soon Roger! The affected dates include NYC-area shows on 10/25 at Prudential Center and 10/26 at MSG. The band promises, "Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly." All affected dates are listed below.
The Who -- 2015 Tour Dates
09/19 Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
09/21 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
09/25 Portland, OR - Moda Center
09/27 Seattle, WA - KeyArena At Seattle Center
09/29 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
10/01 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
10/03 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/06 Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Sports Centre
10/08 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
10/10 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/13 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 Chicago, IL - United Center
10/17 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
10/19 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
10/25 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/27 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
10/29 Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/01 Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
11/04 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
12/02 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
12/04 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
12/06 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
12/08 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
12/13 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena