Roger Daltrey to perform Tommy in full this summer

Roger Daltrey of "The Who" performsw during their return engagement at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sunday (3/25/07). After cancelling their March 13 show when lead singer Daltrey, who suffered from bronchitis, could not comntinue the performance. KEN HELLE | Times

Roger Daltrey has announced he will be performing the classic Who album Tommy in full this summer.

The performance will take place during Daltrey’s 10 city summer tour in the US this summer, where he will be accompanied by a local orchestra on each date.

“I’m really looking forward to singing Tommy, not only with my great backing group, but also some of the finest orchestras in the country,” Daltrey said in a statement. “Pete Townshend’s rock music is particularly suited to being embellished by the sounds that an orchestra can add to the band. With the arrangements written by David Campbell, it should make a memorable night of entertainment for all those who love the arts.”

While only US dates have been announced at this time, you can see a list of the shows below. Head to our store for more rarities and collectables from The Who.


June 8 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts / Hudson Valley Philharmonic
June 10 & 12 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap / Wolf Trap Orchestra
June 15 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood / Boston Pops Orchestra
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts / Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
June 23 & 25 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia / Ravinia Festival Orchestra
June 27 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater / Nashville Symphony Orchestra
June 30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC / TBA Orchestra
July 2 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
July 5 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheatre / Detroit Symphony Orchestra
July 8 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center / The Cleveland Orchestra… the world’s largest online retailer of rare and out of print vinyl, CDs and music memorabilia – since 1987.

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