The Who may be a legendarily loud rock and roll band, but the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” mantra might not be as fitting as it once was. Footage has emerged of the band’s frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend threatening to cancel a recent show on New York’s Long Island after marijuana
Roger Daltrey has cancelled his entire Australian tour, including shows at Bluesfest.
Roger Daltrey, the iconic lead singer of The Who, will be doing a number of Australian tour dates in April 2012 on the back of his appearance on Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2012 line-up. He’ll perform The Who’s legendary rock opera Tommy from start to finish (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy). Daltrey premiered
Age catches up with even the most sprightly of rock stars, even Roger Daltrey. Indeed it’s a wonder the singer hasn’t exhausted himself completely given the energy he puts into most performances. But The Who frontman has admitted that the slog of touring is taking too much out of him as he nears old age.
Roger Daltrey is to take The Who‘s famous 1969 concept album Tommy on the road without Pete Townshend. However, Daltrey is replacing the guitarist with none other than Pete’s brother, Simon.
Pete Townshend has made a curious admission in a recent edition of special magazine, with the famed guitarist saying he wished he had never joined The Who, the band without which he might not enjoy his mansions in Oxfordshire and Surrey, along with a place on the Sunday Times Rich List.