8 Sep 2021
Roger Daltrey announces UK ‘Who Was I’ Tour
WHO WAS I
ACOUSTIC • ELECTRIC • Q&A • CLASSIC • SOLO HITS & RARITIES
Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, London,
Brighton, Southend, Oxford, Glasgow, Newcastle,
Liverpool, Portsmouth, Bournemouth
A special evening of Who classics, rarities, solo hits and fan Q&A
One of the UK’s greatest singers and legendary frontman of The Who is striking out across the UK this November, a return to performing that cannot come soon enough for The Who legend.
“The truth is singers need to sing,” says Roger,“Use it or lose it”.
“Throughout my life I have sung with so many great musicians, from the heavy rock of The Who and Wilko Jonson, to the Irish lilt of The Chieftains. On this tour I want to take the audience on a musical journey through my career as a singer, with a show of songs and sounds that explores and surprises. I look forward to having closer contact with my audience than festivals and arenas allow. Leaving time to chat.
It’s important to get our road crew working again, without these guys the halls would go silent
It’s also clear that live music is an important part of all our lives, something to free us from the groundhog days that life has become. This pandemic has brought home to me what an important part of me singing is and it’s made me determined to get back onstage asap. See you soon!”
The show, which will comprise a unique mix of music and conversation, is built around Roger’s musical journey and encompasses nearly every style imaginable – including blues, rock, country, soul and metal.
During the evening he will dig into his incredible back catalogue pulling from his nine solo albums, his album with Wilko Johnson, and even reinterpreting a few Who classics and rarities.
This is a show for real music fans and will give a unique insight into how all these great songs came about; what the influences were and where the sounds originated. As with everything Roger does, it will be totally real and authentic and lots of it – a plethora of songs with some questions answered and rock n roll stories along the way – nothing phoned in!
Sunday 7th : Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Tuesday 9th : Manchester, O2 Apollo
Thursday 11th : Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Monday 15th : London, LondonPalladium
Wednesday 17th : Brighton, Brighton Centre
Friday 19th : Southend-on-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 21st : Oxford, New Theatre Oxford
Wednesday 24th : Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Friday 26th : Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Monday 29th : Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Wednesday 1st : Portsmouth, Guildhall
Thursday 2nd : Bournemouth, International Centre