Roger Daltrey Opens Tour With Who Band Members

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Daltrey performing “Who Are You” in Clearwater, Fla., October 30, 2017

Roger Daltrey began a brief tour of the U.S. and Canada last night (Oct. 30) with a 18-song set in Clearwater, Fla., billed as “A Quick Run (While Pete’s Away)” that features Who hits and rarities. While he did sing such Who war horses as “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Pinball Wizard,” Daltrey also tackled such Who LP cuts as “How Many Friends,” from the band’s 1975 By Numbers album and “Getting in Tune” from 1971’s Who’s Next, as well as several songs from his various solo albums.

Daltrey’s back-up band features several of The Who’s longtime live band members: Jon Button, Loren Gold, Scott Devours and Simon Townshend, who sang his brother Pete’s lead vocal on “Going Mobile.” (Watch it below.)

Daltrey sounded great and closed the show with a new song, “Heading Home,” from his upcoming solo album. He’ll also be publishing his memoir in 2018.

Watch Daltrey sing 1982’s “Athena”

And “Who Are You,” with Daltrey on guitar

Watch Townshend sing lead on “Going Mobile” as Daltrey accompanied him on harmonica

Watch 1975’s “How Many Friends”

Watch Daltrey sing Who’s Next‘s “Getting in Tune”

Watch Daltrey perform the Leo Sayer-David Courtney composition, “Giving It All Away,” from his 1973 solo LP, Daltrey

Here’s the Guv’nor singing his new song

Thanks to Lauren Eastman for the excellent videos!

Roger Daltrey, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, Oct. 30 Setlist

Simon Townshend performing “Going Mobile”

Overture/It’s a Boy
Pinball Wizard
I Can See For Miles
Behind Blue Eyes
Another Tricky Day
Who Are You
Days of Light
Going Mobile
How Many Friends
It’s Not Enough
Getting in Tune
Giving it All Away
Without Your Love
Summertime Blues
Baba O’Riley
Young Man Blues
Heading Home

Tickets are available here.

11/1 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/3 – Saint Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11/6, 11/8 – Niagara Falls, ON – Avalon Ballroom Theatre

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