Roger Daltrey Takes 'Tommy' On Tour

New dates confirmed
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The Who frontman Roger Daltrey is set to take the classic album 'Tommy' on tour.

Released in 1969, 'Tommy' is widely regarded as The Who's definitive recording. An ambitious concept album, it followed the life of a deaf, dumb and blind kid who of course plays a mean pinball.

Producing some of the band's most recognisable tracks - step forward 'Pinball Wizard' - it remains a remarkable songwriting document. Often downplayed, 'Tommy' was a hugely important album at the time stretching what rock music could achieve both sonically and thematically.

A patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Roger Daltrey recently decided to play the album in its entirety for the charity. Organising a sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall, fans were able to soak up 'Tommy' in its entirety.

Backed by an all star band and a full string section, Roger Daltrey proved that he remained in fine voice. Joined by Simon Townshend - the younger brother of Pete - the singer will now take 'Tommy' out on the road.

Organising a series of dates, Pete Townshend has given his blessing to the tour. "I will be there in spirit and Roger has my complete and most loving support" he said.

Opening in Alchester, the tour stretches around the UK including a date at Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium on July 6th. Dates continue across the country, with a show in London's Indigo O2 venue on July 21st.

Ending in Powerderham Castle on July 24th, the Exeter show will see Roger Daltrey bring down the curtain in style.

Tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow (April 29th) at 9am.

Roger Daltrey is due to play the following shows:

July
3 Alchester Ragley Hall
4 Gateshead Sage
6 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
7 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
9 Nottingham Royal Centre
10 Newport Centre
12 Bristol Colston Hall
13 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
15 Guildford Guilfest
16 Hampshire Broadlands
17 Harrogate Ripley House
19 Hull City Hall
21 London Indigo O2
22 Norwich Blicking Hall
24 Exeter Powderham Castle

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