Roger Daltrey Joined by Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder on “Baba O’Riley”

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Robert Plant salutes Roger Daltrey during “Baba O’Riley” on March 24, 2024, the final performance of the weeklong series of concerts to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust

In January Roger Daltrey announced that after 24 years of hosting the Teenage Cancer Trust shows in London he was stepping down as curator. The 2024 lineup at Royal Albert Hall was a spectacular one with seven nights that included concerts by The Who, Squeeze, Robert Plant with Saving Grace, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and more. The weeklong series began on March 18 and Daltrey himself was the headliner for the final show last night (March 24). His “support” acts were sets by Plant, Vedder, Weller, and Kelly Jones. [After performing at the pair of Who shows, Pete Townshend was off to New York to prepare for the opening of the return to Broadway of The Who’s Tommy.]

Daltrey’s own eight-song set opened with a cover of Pete Townshend’s solo hit, “Let My Love Open the Door,” and included “Giving It All Away,” the Leo Sayer favorite that Daltrey recorded on his debut solo album.

Related: Our Album Rewind of Daltrey’s solo debut

Only two Who songs were featured: “Squeeze Box” and the evening’s encore, “Baba O’Riley.” For the latter, Daltrey was joined midway through the song by Plant, Vedder and others, as they celebrated the weeklong charitable endeavor.

Watch Plant and Vedder join Daltrey for the evening’s finale

Thanks to JM Galasso for the videos.

Daltrey, who turned 80 on March 1, has announced a 2024 solo tour of the U.S., a mostly acoustic set of “Who gems, rarities, solo nuggets and other surprises” with an intimate rock-based band and setting as well as answering questions from the audience. The nine-date run begins June 12, with special guest KT Tunstall for some of the others and Dan Bern for others. Tickets are available here.

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