Roger Daltrey announces Tommy orchestral tour

Plus rare Who songs promised at his Teenage Cancer Trust show

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Roger Daltrey has announced a 10-date US tour on which he’ll play The Who‘s 1969 album Tommy in its entirety, backed by a local orchestra.

The tour dates are as follows:

June 8 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts / Hudson Valley Philharmonic
June 10 & 12 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap / Wolf Trap Orchestra
June 15 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood / Boston Pops Orchestra
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts / Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
June 23 & 25 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia / Ravinia Festival Orchestra
June 27 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater / Nashville Symphony Orchestra
June 30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC / TBA Orchestra
July 2 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
July 5 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheatre / Detroit Symphony Orchestra
July 8 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center / The Cleveland Orchestra


There are currently no plans to extend the tour to the UK. However, Daltrey will play a show at the Royal Albert Hall on March 22 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity of which he is a patron.

Daltrey says the show will feature “Who hits as well as some songs The Who never played live”.

Other artists playing the Teenage Cancer Trust series include Kasabian, Def Leppard and Nile Rogers & Chic. Tickets go on sale on February 2.


Roger Daltrey is due to announce a new solo album soon. He’s also written an autobiography, slated for release later this year.

The March 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with My Bloody Valentine and Rock’s 50 Most Extreme Albums on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, there are new interviews with Joan Baez, Stick In The Wheel, Gary Numan, Jethro Tull and many more and we also look back on the rise of progressive country in 70s’ Austin, Texas. Our free 15 track-CD features 15 classic tracks from the edge of sound, including My Bloody Valentine, Cabaret Voltaire, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Flying Saucer Attack and Mogwai.


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