The Who's Roger Daltrey Cancels U.S. Solo Tour Scheduled For August
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
June 24, 2021
Daltrey, who has been desperate to tour again after a year in COVID pandemic-related isolation, explained in a statement that enduring travel restrictions have made the trek unfeasible at this time.
"When I booked these shows several months ago, I was confident that things would be back to normal by August, but due to the uncertainty of the current travel situation and the challenges for a U.K. act to be able to perform in the USA, I have reluctantly decided to cancel the shows," the singer said in a statement. "I hope to re-book them in the near future, and to those of you who have bought tickets, please accept my sincere apologies. I do appreciate your support and can't wait to get back to work once the time is right."
Daltrey's initial announcement included just three tour dates with The Who's live band backing him, though he promised more to come.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been eager to perform as much as possible in recent years, explaining that he believes the clock is ticking on his singing voice.
The Who's Pete Townshend also wants to get back on tour soon, though he's expressed concern about what the post-pandemic touring business will look like for classic acts like his own.