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Roger Daltrey Tackles Tommy Head-On Through UK And North America

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Roger Daltrey’s tour of The Who’s 1969 rock opera 'Tommy', which he is performing now in its entirety from start to finish in the U.K., will also hit North American for six weeks beginning September 13.

The Who never actually played the complete Tommy.

The North American 'Tommy' dates kick off in Hollywood, FL and wrap November 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In a recent Rolling Stone magazine news story, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer talked about the tour, saying “My Tommy is much more like the original conception…There’s also quite a few songs from the album the Who never played.  I’m doing the whole thing.”

In a recent interview with the U.K.’s Telegraph, Daltrey said, “The only thing I’ll leave out is the instrumental, ‘Underture,’ which was just a lot of bits we joined together to fill a big gap on the original vinyl album.” 

Joining Daltrey will be Frank Simes (guitar and also music director/arranger), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards) and also on guitar will be Simon Townshend, younger brother of The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend.

Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the 20 million-selling double album also spawned a 1975 film of the same name.

Tour Dates:

9/13 –
Hollywood, FL  –
Seminole Hard Rock
9/15 –
Alpharetta, GA  –
Verizon Wireless Pavilion
9/17 –
Boston, MA  –
Agganis Arena
9/18 –
Newark, NJ  –
Prudential Center
9/21 –
Philadelphia, PA  –
MANN Center
9/23 –
Uniondale, NY  –
Nassau Coliseum
9/24 –
Hartford, CT  –
XL Center
9/27 –
Montreal, QC  –
Place Des Arts
9/28 –
Ottawa, ON  –
Scotiabank Place
9/30 –
Toronto, ON  –
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
10/1 –
Windsor, ON  –
The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor
10/5 –
Minneapolis, MN  –
U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center
10/7 –
Hammond, IN  –
Venue at Horseshoe Casino
10/8 –
St. Louis, MO –
Peabody Opera House
10/11 –
Cedar Park, TX  –
Cedar Park Center
10/12 –
Grand Prairie, TX –
Verizon Theatre
10/14 –
Kansas City, MO –
The Midland by AMC
10/16 –
Broomfield, CO  –
1STBANK Center
10/19 –
Los Angeles, CA  –
NOKIA Theatre
10/21 –
San Jose, CA  –
San Jose Civic 
10/22 –
Las Vegas, NV  –
The Joint
10/24 –
Portland, OR  –
Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds
10/25 –
Seattle, WA  –
KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/27 –
Vancouver, BC  –
Rogers Arena
10/29 –
Edmonton, AB  –
Rexall Place
10/30 –
Calgary, AB  –
Scotiabank Saddledome
11/1 –
Saskatoon, SK  –
Credit Union Centre
11/2 –
Winnipeg, MB  –
MTS Centre

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon