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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:35 AMWow! I'm a big fan of the Who and Tommy,I'm guessing this is a show he has been touring for while,does anyone know if its any good and who else is on stage with him?
Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:00 AM
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--which re-underlined its place in the cultural firmament.
Wow! I'm a big fan of the Who and Tommy,I'm guessing this is a show he has been touring for while,does anyone know if its any good and who else is on stage with him?
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 says ''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.''
Throughout this tour, 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.
A 1989 tour by The Who saw them reprise TOMMY live; the upcoming DALTREY tour will differ in that all of the album’s songs will be played. When DALTREY and his band performed TOMMY in March 2011 at a sell out concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Independent called the show “a faithful reading...The stand-outs, ‘I'm Free,’ and ‘See Me, Feel Me’ and the anthemic climax of ‘We're Not Gonna Take It’ are rousing. ”Afterwards the Who blogosphere was alight with comments from long standing fans lucky enough to see the show such as ''Roger nailed Tommy'' and ''last nights concert was the best I've ever seen-what a great band''
Roger describes the show and visuals as ''A Tommy Show for today's audience from a different perspective'' TOMMY an album that tells a story about a “deaf, dumb, and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement--will always be a turning point for the band, according to DALTREY. He recalls, ‘Within Tommy, I found the new voice of The Who and the band found its stride in making that music, adjusting it, using all that knowledge that we had from jazz and the blues into making it work in a rock way.”
The tour dates are as follows:
Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:01 AMIt's a bit of a clash I mean I'd quite like to see Adam Ant too. My daughter isn't happy either as James Blunt will clash with Gallows - how on earth she can like both is testament to her wide ranging music tastes I guess.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:53 AMThanks for posting that Sco77ie it sounds great,fingers crossed for some special guests on a couple of tracks.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:43 PMThat's more like it!
Will look into day tickets for the Fri once they are made available.