Roger Daltrey Goes It Alone For US Tour

Martin Bailey mobailey at
Tue Aug 4 16:08:26 UTC 2009



      4th August 2009
      Roger Daltrey will embark on a solo tour of North America for the first time in nearly 25 years this October.

      The Who frontman will hit the road to play smaller venues than his day job has permitted in recent years, and he's promised a mix of "his versions" of Who classics, cover versions and some of his own solo material (some of which has never been performed live). The tour will be used "to keep my voice in trim, so I'll be ready," Daltrey explains on The Who's official website. "Those songs demand a lot of voice!"

      "I thought it'd be nice to play smaller, more intimate venues," Daltrey said in a statement. "I look forward to getting back to that. I want to give people a good night out. The economic situation being what it is these days, I think that's what they want: to go out and feel they've had a good jolly-up."

      Daltrey will be joined on the "Use It Or Lose It" Tour by a longtime collaborator, guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend ("His harmonies work beautifully with my voice," Daltrey notes), and a stellar crew of American players, including guitarist/musical director Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Scott Devours.

      No sign of a UK leg of the tour yet, but the North American jaunt currently looks like this: 

      10-Oct Vancouver, BC -- Commodore Ballroom 
      12-Oct Seattle, WA -- Showbox SoDO 
      15-Oct Highland, CA -- San Manuel Indian Casino 
      17-Oct Los Angeles, CA -- Orpheum Theatre 
      18-Oct San Diego, CA -- Humphrey's 
      20-Oct Denver, CO -- Paramount Theatre 
      22-Oct Thackerville, OK -- Winstar Casino 
      24-Oct Biloxi, MS -- Hard Rock Café 
      25-Oct Jacksonville, FL -- Florida Theatre 
      28-Oct Durham, NC -- Durham PAC 
      30-Oct Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium 
      31-Oct Elizabeth, IN -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino 
      2-Nov Chicago, IL -- House of Blues 
      3-Nov Cleveland, OH -- House of Blues Cleveland 
      5-Nov Orillia, ON -- Casino Rama Ent. Centre 
      7-Nov Mashantucket, CT -- MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods 
      8-Nov Boston, MA -- House of Blues 
      10-Nov Baltimore, MD -- Lyric Opera House 
      11-Nov Montclair, NJ -- Wellmont Theatre 
      13-Nov Atlantic City, NJ -- Borgata - Music Box 
      14-Nov Atlantic City, NJ -- Borgata - Music Box 
      17-Nov Red Bank, NJ -- Count Basie Theatre 
      18-Nov Norfolk, VA -- Chrysler Hall Theatre 
      20-Nov New York, NY -- Nokia Theatre Times Square 
      24-Nov N Charleston, SC -- North Charleston Coliseum, PAC 
      25-Nov Buena Vista, FL -- House of Blues 
      27-Nov Ft. Myers, FL -- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 
      29-Nov Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock 
      30-Nov Clearwater, FL -- Ruth Eckerd Hall


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