Roger Daltrey Says His Voice Has Only About Five Years Left

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

July 8, 2019

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Roger Daltrey knows his career won't last forever, but in fact, the singer believes his voice has an expiration date.

The Who front man drew rave reviews on the band's latest North American trek, and the band is set to come back to the States in September. He tells Billboard that he won't be able to do it forever, which might explain why he's been so busy in recent years.

"Obviously within the next five years I think my voice will go," Daltrey said. "Age will get it in the end."

While Daltrey doubts he'll be able to sing up to his considerable standards in his 80s, he appears to be making the most of the time he has left.

Daltrey released his tenth solo album, As Long As I Have You, last year and followed it up with an orchestra-backed solo tour in which he performed The Who's Tommy. In June, Daltrey released a live album recorded during the tour.

This year, Daltrey and The Who reunited with an orchestra to perform The Who's iconic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia live in concert. Daltrey has previously said that the band's current 'Moving On' tour could well be his last.

But that's not stopping The Who from plotting a new studio album, the band's first in 13 years. Guitarist Pete Townshend has said that the new songs include several "dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica" amid classic "Who-ish tunes."

Get all The Who's tour dates here.

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