Roger Daltrey has rolled out the initial dates for his upcoming “Live And Kicking” solo tour. Although fans were under the impression the previously announced shows might just be a couple of one-off’s — they are in fact part of a much longer trek that will be announced in full in the coming weeks.
Daltrey, who saw his and Pete Townshend‘s most recent Who jaunt put on ice due to the pandemic, tours with the majority of the Who’s backing band, with TheWho.com posting: “(Daltrey). . . will be on the road late summer 2021, performing some Who hits, a few rarities and some solo hits. So far, three dates have been announced with several more to follow.”
Last summer on The Who.com, Roger Daltrey answered fan questions posed by his old friend, and the band’s webmaster, famed artist Richard Evans. Daltrey admitted at the time that being forced off the road indefinitely had left him a bit shaken: “This not being able to do it all of a sudden — not being allowed to do it in public — has made me realize how much a part of my life live singing is, and how much a part of me it is. I’ve never really had to consider it before ’cause it’s always been there. But, God, I really miss it, gettin’ that part of me that goes into that zone on the stage with those songs and bring them to life — that’s a huge, enormous bit of my personality that’s not been there for the last six months. It’s weird.”
UPDATED: Roger Daltrey tour dates (subject to change):
August 21 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
September 1 – Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
September 3 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair