Roger Daltrey has announced some live dates in the US for this summer with members of The Who’s touring band. Three shows have been confirmed so far, with “several more to follow,” according to the band’s website.
The frontman will perform some Who hits, a selection of rarities and some songs from his solo catalog. Dates announced so far:
Saturday August 21: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV. Click for tickets.
Wednesday September 1: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA. Click for tickets.
Friday September 3: Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA. Click for information.
In February, The Who announced that because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, they were cancelling the tour of the UK and Ireland that had been scheduled for the following month. These shows had already been postponed from a year earlier. The band said at the time that they hoped to play again “when conditions allow.”
Daltrey’s last live outing was in December, when he took part in the virtual Nordoff Robbins Carol Service, hosted for the music therapy charity by Nile Rodgers and named The Stars Come Out to Sing at Christmas. He sang The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright” at an event that also featured Sir Cliff Richard, Florence Welch, Jack Savoretti, OneRepublic, Freya Ridings, Kaiser Chiefs, James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers, Simple Minds, Rebecca Ferguson, and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue.
The Who vocalist’s last gig performance was three shows on the Rock Legends Cruise 2020, before which, and just before lockdown, The Who played their at smallest live shows for more than 40 years at Pryzm in Kingston, south London. Daltrey, Townshend and The Who band played two shows there on February 12, 2020 and two more on February 14, which was the 50th anniversary of the recording of their classic album Live At Leeds.