The singer Roger Daltrey opened up about if his band The Who would play in the United States in the near future.
Formed in 1964, The Who‘s early success came in the mid-1960s with hits such as My Generation and Substitute. These songs showcased the band’s unique sound, which blended rock and roll with elements of pop and R&B. The band has since played many live shows and rocked the audience with Daltrey’s powerful vocals and Townshend’s explosive guitar playing.
In the late 1960s, The Who released a string of classic albums, including The Who Sell Out, Tommy, and Who’s Next. These albums showcased the band’s musical evolution as they experimented with new sounds and concepts. Tommy, in particular, was a landmark album that cemented The Who places in rock history. The album was a rock opera that told the story of a deaf, dumb, and blind boy who became a messianic figure. It was a critical and commercial success and spawned hit singles such as Pinball Wizard and See Me, Feel Me.
Throughout the 1970s, The Who continued to tour and release successful albums such as Quadrophenia and Who Are You. Moreover, they continued to tour and release new music in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1982, the band played a historic concert at Shea Stadium in New York, which was attended by over 100,000 fans. The band’s performance was captured on film and released as The Kids Are Alright, a documentary that chronicled their rise to fame.
However, in his recent interview with USA Today, Roger Daltrey revealed when The Who will play in the United States. The singer admits that there is no plant for The Who‘s United States tour at the moment.
” don’t know if we’ll ever come back to tour America. There is only one tour we could do, an orchestrated ‘Quadrophenia’ to round out the catalog. But that’s one tall order to sing that piece of music, as I’ll be 80 next year. I never say never, but at the moment it’s very doubtful.”
Daltrey also mentioned COVID-19, saying that it made everything hard.
“Touring has become very difficult since COVID,” he reveals. “We cannot get insured and most of the big bands doing arena shows, by the time they do their first show and rehearsals and get the staging and crew together, all the buses and hotels, you’re upwards $600,000 to a million in the hole. To earn that back, if you’re doing a 12-show run, you don’t start to earn it back until the seventh or eighth show. That’s just how the business works. The trouble now is if you get COVID after the first show, you’ve (lost) that money.”
A few weeks ago, Roger Daltrey also talked about the possibility of a new The Who record. Giving red light to fans, Daltrey stated that there is no interest in new music.