Roger Daltrey Sets 2021 UK Tour

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Roger Daltrey has announced a 2021 tour across the U.K. this autumn, a return to performing that cannot come soon enough for The Who legend. “The truth is singers need to sing,” he says. “Use it or lose it. It’s important to get our road crew working again. Without these guys the halls would go silent.” The announcement, on Sept. 8, comes several months after he abruptly canceled a brief U.S. tour that was to take place in late August and early September.

Tickets for the “Who Was I” tour are available beginning Sept. 10 here. The shows are described as a mix of acoustic and electric, featuring classics, rarities, and his own solo hits. They’ll also feature a Q-and-A with attendees.

“Throughout my life I have sung with so many great musicians, from the heavy rock of The Who and Wilko Jonson, to the Irish lilt of The Chieftains,” Daltrey says. “On this tour I want to take the audience on a musical journey through my career as a singer, with a show of songs and sounds that explores and surprises. I look forward to having closer contact with my audience than festivals and arenas allow. Leaving time to chat.

The cover of Daltrey’s 1973 solo debut

“It’s also clear that live music is an important part of all our lives, something to free us from the groundhog days that life has become. This pandemic has brought home to me what an important part of me singing is and it’s made me determined to get back onstage asap.”

The show, which will comprise a unique mix of music and conversation, is built around Daltrey’s musical journey and encompasses blues, rock, country, soul and metal.

During the evening he will dig into his back catalog pulling from his nine solo albums, his album with Wilko Johnson, and even reinterpreting a few Who classics and rarities.

Related: Our Album Rewind of Daltrey’s solo debut

Roger Daltrey 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Nov 7 – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
Nov 9 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
Nov 11 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 15 – London – London Palladium
Nov 17 – Brighton – Brighton Centre
Nov 19 – Southend-on-Sea- Cliffs Pavilion
Nov 21 – Oxford – New Theatre Oxford
Nov 24 – Glasgow – SEC Armadillo
Nov 26 – Newcastle – O2 City Hall
Nov 29 – Liverpool – Empire Theatre
Dec 01 – Portsmouth – Guildhall
Dec 02 – Bournemouth – International Centre

Related: Links to 100s of current classic rock tours

When Daltrey canceled his U.S. tour, he wrote, “When I booked these shows several months ago I was confident that things would be back to normal by August, but due to the uncertainty of the current travel situation and the challenges for a U.K. act to be able to perform in the USA I have reluctantly decided to cancel the shows. I hope to re-book them in the near future, and to those of you who have bought tickets, please accept my sincere apologies.”

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  1. Melf
    #1 Melf 9 September, 2021, 02:48

    Thanks for sharing the Roger Daltrey tour.
    Its unfortunate that dates for U.S. tour got nicked.
    His autobiography is a trip, at what he has achieved over a 50 year span. It’s a
    eye opener into the synergy of his bandmates! They were all characters.
    Would love to see him tour in the states!

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