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Published: 2011/04/29

Roger Daltrey’s Tommy Tour

The Who in 1989

Back in 1989 Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle performed a version of their rock opera Tommy on tour. This summer Daltrey will revisit the material with his own group during a series of dates that at present will focus only on the U.K. His band for these performances will include Pete Townshend’s younger brother Simon as well as Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (Bass) and Loren Gold (keyboards). The elder Townshend has given Daltrey his blessing, explaining via a press release, “Great to see Roger performing Tommy with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit and 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.” Technically this will be the first time that Daltrey performs Tommy live from start to finish as The Who did not perform “Underture” and “Welcome” back in 1989.

Roger Daltrey Tommy Dates

7/3/11 Sun Ragley Hall Alcester, GB
7/4/11 Mon The Sage Gateshead, GB
7/6/11 Wed Clyde Auditorium Glasgow, GB
7/7/11 Thu Manchester Bridgewater Hall Manchester, GB
7/9/11 Sat Royal Centre Nottingham, GB
7/10/11 Sun Newport Centre Newport, GB
7/12/11 Tue Colston Hall Bristol, GB
7/13/11 Wed Cliffs Pavilion Southend, GB
7/15/11 Fri GuilFest Guilford, GB
7/16/11 Sat Broadlands Hampshire, GB
7/17/11 Sun Ripley Castle Harrogate, GB
7/19/11 Tue Hull City Hall Hull, GB
7/21/11 Thu Indigo London, GB
7/22/11 Fri Blickling Hall Norfolk, GB
7/24/11 Sun Powderham Castle Exeter, GB

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