ROGER DALTREY ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULES UK STORYTELLERS TOUR

Roger Daltrey has just announced the makeup dates for his postponed 12-city, full-band, UK tour, dubbed, “Who Was I,” featuring, “an evening of Who classics, rarities, solo hits, and fan Q&A.”

According to the official announcement: “Last autumn, due to ongoing concerns about the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation as it could have affected his band, crew and audience, Roger Daltrey decided to move his ‘Who Was I’ solo UK Tour to summer 2022. . . If you already have tickets for the 2021 autumn dates, they will be honored for the new summer 2022 dates.”

Last year, an announcement on TheWho.com revealed the tour would comprise a unique mix of music and conversation and is “built around Roger’s musical journey and encompasses nearly every style imaginable — including blues, rock, country, soul, and metal.”

Daltrey will touch upon and play music from all facets of his career. The gigs promise “a plethora of songs with some questions answered and rock n’ roll stories along the way.”

Although Roger Daltrey does tip his foot into his solo career during his solo shows, he told us that he’s often faced criticism for performing Who material without Pete Townshend: “Y’know, people say, ‘Ah, well, y’know, why are you doing Who songs?’ And I think, well, they’re my songs, it’s my history, it’s my voice that gave them birth. I mean, Pete wrote them, but it’s my voice that brought them out to the public.”

In his most recent solo shows, Roger Daltrey has taken to playing a solo ukulele version of the band’s 1975 Townshend-sung The Who By Numbers standout “Blue, Red, & Grey” giving fans the opportunity for the first time to hear any member of the Who perform it live: “‘Blue, Red, & Grey’ I love, because it’s a song we never, ever did onstage, that I used to plead with Pete to play. It’s the song that John (Entwistle) did the brass arrangements for, which we now can replicated on keyboards, of course — which, y’know, give me memories of my days that I grew up with working class societies and communities that had all those bands; the coal mine bands, the steel mill bands, shipyard bands. It just evolves a memory of a past that we lost, y’know?”

The Who performs tonight (April 27th) at Tampa’s Amalie Arena.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Roger Daltrey UK tour dates (subject to change):

June 20 – Bournemouth, England – Bournemouth International Centre
June 22 – Brighton, England – The Brighton Centre
June 24 – Oxford, England – New Theatre Oxford
June 27 – Portsmouth, England – Portsmouth Guildhall
June 29 – Nottingham, England – Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
July 1 – Southend, England – Cliffs Pavilion
July 4 – Birmingham, England – Symphony Hall
July 6 – Glasgow, Scotland – SEC Armadillo
July 9 – Manchester, England O2 Apollo
July 11 – Liverpool, England – Liverpool Empire
July 13 – Newcastle, England – O2 City Hall Newcastle
July 17 – London, England – London Palladium

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