Friday 30 September 2016

The Who promise 'something special' after tour dates pushed back

Published 28/07/2016 | 14:51

Roger Daltrey said fans of The Who will have something special to look forward to at rescheduled concerts
Roger Daltrey said fans of The Who will have something special to look forward to at rescheduled concerts

Frontman Roger Daltrey has promised fans of The Who "something special to look forward to" after the band's UK tour was postponed.

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Five show dates due to take place in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield and Birmingham in August and September have now been pushed back to 2017.

The band said it was to coincide with two shows at London's Royal Albert Hall in honour of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

Speaking on a visit to a new TCT unit in Glasgow on Thursday, the charity's honorary patron Daltrey said: "We postponed it so we can do the Albert Hall next year because we want to do two shows for charity.

"Half of our band live in America now as well, so it made sense to have the shows together."

The rescheduled shows will have a new set including an acoustic version of rock opera Tommy.

Daltrey added: "We want to change the show a bit so it gives us a chance to do that. It'll be something special to look forward to."

Tickets for the cancelled shows will be valid for the new dates while refunds are being offered for those who cannot make the new dates.

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