Roger Daltrey of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Who[/lastfm] will tell his own version of the rock-opera Tommy on a 45-date world tour, which stops in Boston on September 17! The Who frontman shared his thoughts on the upcoming tour in a recent interview.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Daltrey expressed his desire to bring the rock opera back to its roots.
“My Tommy is much more like the original conception,” he said. “It’s more like the Who were on record than we ever were on stage. It’s interesting to hear it in its pure form with all the backing vocals and other instruments.”
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Daltrey also revealed he will play all of the songs in the album, including those the Who never played on stage.
“I’m doing the whole thing,” he said.
In addition to Tommy, Daltrey will play other songs from the Who’s vast history, including rare tracks like “Goin’ Mobile” and “Blue Red & Grey”.
“We also do a lot of of hits from the Sixties that The Who had to stop doing in the Seventies because, overnight, John [Entwistle] lost his angel quality voice,” he said.
Joining Daltrey will be Simon Townshend, Pete Townshend’s brother, who has been touring with the band since 1996.
“It must have been so hard for him living in the shadow of Pete,” said Daltrey. “I’ve watched him developed as a solo artist. He’s go so much confidence now and is so talented.”
The tour hits Boston at Agganis Arena on September 17! You can enter to win a pair of tickets to the show with your WZLX Workforce VIP account.