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Thursday
May122011

Roger Daltrey Bringing 'Tommy' Tour to North America

Gareth Cattermole/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Roger Daltrey performed The Who's classic album Tommy in its entirety during a March charity show in London, and then announced a summer UK tour in which he would do the same.  Now, word comes that the Who frontman is bringing Tommy to the U.S. and Canada this fall.  The tour kicks off Sept. 13 in Hollywood, Fla., and will wrap up Nov. 2, in Winnipeg.  The Canadian shows go on sale May 19; the rest of the dates go on sale the day after.

Here are Daltrey's tour dates:

9/13 -- Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock
9/15 -- Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Pavilion
9/17 -- Boston, MA Agganis Arena
9/18 -- Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/21 -- Philadelphia, PA MANN Center
9/23 -- Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
9/24 -- Hartford, CT XL Center
9/27 -- Montreal, QC Place Des Arts
9/28 -- Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
9/30 -- Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
10/1 -- Windsor, ON The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor
10/5 -- Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center
10/7 -- Hammond, IN Venue at Horseshoe Casino
10/8 -- St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
10/11 -- Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
10/12 -- Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
10/14 -- Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
10/16 -- Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
10/19 -- Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre
10/21 -- San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
10/22 -- Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/24 -- Portland, OR Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds
10/25 -- Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/27 -- Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/29 -- Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
10/30 -- Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
11/1 --  Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
11/2 --  Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

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Friday
Mar252011

The Who's Pete Townshend Reflects on the Road Not Travelled

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Here's a surprise: if Pete Townshend could have done it differently, he says he never would have played guitar for The Who -- or any band, for that matter.  It's not, however, because he doesn't like his band mates.  In a special issue of Uncut magazine, Townshend declares, "I would never have joined a band," adding, "I am quite a good gang member and a good trooper on the road, I am bad at creative collaboration."  Townshend says that he thinks a better move for him would have been to go the solo artist route, comparing himself to Brian Eno. 

Townshend also says becoming a solo artist would have been much better for his health.  "My ears, right wrist and shoulder would work more efficiently. In all other respects I am in extremely good shape,"  he says.  Townshend, who turns 66 in May, suffers from an extreme case of tinnitus and has lost much of his hearing over the years.

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