Who classics in Daltrey’s tour

ROGER DALTREY, the iconic lead singer of The Who, will perform the band’s legendary rock opera Tommy from start to finish at selected shows throughout the UK this summer, including the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Saturday, July 9.

Daltrey recently performed Tommy at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25 and is now taking it on the road.

In addition to the the majesty of Tommy, each night music fans will also be treated to a variety of Who classics and more.

Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike.

Tommy is not only one of the most acclaimed and defining works of the rock era, it is also an enduring album that resonates on radio, to this day where it has found multi-generational appeal. Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the 20 million-selling double album also spawned a successful 1975 film of the same name with Daltrey playing the title role.

Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Daltrey is pulling out all the stops with a full backing band that will bring the rock opera’s wide-ranging sounds and textures to life vibrantly on stage every evening. Joining Daltrey will be Frank Simes (guitar), 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.

Pete Townshend, commenting on the tour, said: “It’s great to see Roger performing Tommy with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit, and Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of Tommy using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs.”

Songs such as Pinball Wizard, The Acid Queen, I’m Free, See Me, Feel Me and We’re Not Gonna Take It promise to transport attendees into the world of this classic album with shuddering intensity and poetic power.

Tickets are on sale at the Royal Concert Hall. Call the box office on 0115 989 5555.