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3Aug/0910

Roger Daltrey headed out on intimate solo tour

I was surprised to see this one pop into my email box this afternoon:  Who singer Roger Daltrey will hit North America this fall for a series of solo shows in small to mid-size venues, including a Cleveland stop at the House of Blues on November 3rd that goes on sale Friday morning at 10am EST.

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Use It or Lose It is an appropriate title for the tour, which Daltrey will use to keep his voice primed for future Who tour dates, and play smaller venues than he normally plays with The Who.

Daltrey promises a healthy serving of Who songs (“but they’ll be my versions of them”), solo material – including some songs he’s never played live – and covers that pay tribute to his influences and admired contemporaries, Daltrey relishes the chance to showcase dimensions of his vocal ability that even longtime fans haven’t yet experienced. “I think I have one of those unique, recognizable rock voices,” he ventures with typical understatement. “Even in a Who show there’s enormous range, but this show will give me an even greater opportunity to explore.”

The Spin Doctors will be Daltrey's backing band for the upcoming tour.

Not.

I'm totally kidding.

But Daltrey did perform with them in 1994 during an appearance on David Letterman - check out the video below, and also the complete list of tour dates for Use It or Lose It after that!

Use It or Lose It Tour Dates:

10-Oct Vancouver, BC -- Commodore Ballroom
12-Oct Seattle, WA -- Showbox SoDO
15-Oct Highland, CA -- San Manuel Indian Casino
17-Oct Los Angeles, CA -- Orpheum Theatre
18-Oct San Diego, CA -- Humphrey's
20-Oct Denver, CO -- Paramount Theatre
22-Oct Thackerville, OK -- Winstar Casino
24-Oct Biloxi, MS -- Hard Rock Café
25-Oct Jacksonville, FL -- Florida Theatre
28-Oct Durham, NC -- Durham PAC
30-Oct Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium
31-Oct Elizabeth, IN -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino
2-Nov Chicago, IL -- House of Blues
3-Nov Cleveland, OH -- House of Blues Cleveland
5-Nov Orillia, ON -- Casino Rama Ent. Centre
7-Nov Mashantucket, CT -- MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
8-Nov Boston, MA -- House of Blues
10-Nov Baltimore, MD -- Lyric Opera House
11-Nov Montclair, NJ -- Wellmont Theatre
13-Nov Atlantic City, NJ -- Borgata - Music Box
14-Nov Atlantic City, NJ -- Borgata - Music Box
17-Nov Red Bank, NJ -- Count Basie Theatre
18-Nov Norfolk, VA -- Chrysler Hall Theatre
20-Nov New York, NY -- Nokia Theatre Times Square
24-Nov N Charleston, SC -- North Charleston Coliseum, PAC
25-Nov Buena Vista, FL -- House of Blues
27-Nov Ft. Myers, FL -- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
29-Nov Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock
30-Nov Clearwater, FL -- Ruth Eckerd Hall

  • anniezaleski

    don't make me defend the spin doctors here.

    “you let your heart go too fast” is a jam. so is all of Pocket Full of Kryptonite. “how could you want him when you know you could have me?” and “what time is it?” i still respond with, “4:30!” if people ask me that.

  • http://twitter.com/stasia_k Anastasia Karel

    damn it. you totally got my hopes up about the spin doctors. in any case, there's no san francisco date…

  • http://www.jasonhare.com jasonhare

    Chris Barron has always reminded me of a wet rubberband.

    I never thought I'd be interested in seeing Roger solo, but surprisingly, I think I am — more excited than I'd be to see the Who again. Roger is a different person when he's solo — he's got more to prove and he's willing to get creative with the setlist. I'm not sure his voice is going to hold up, as it usually disintegrates halfway through a tour, but I'm hoping I'm wrong and that he gives a good show in NY.

    (Four shows in NJ and one in NY??)

  • tristanclopet

    He misses performing and/or needs the money. Regardless, I will be most certainly be at one or more of the FL shows!

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    Use It or Lose It Tour Dates:

    10-Oct Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
    12-Oct Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDO
    15-Oct Highland, CA — San Manuel Indian Casino
    17-Oct Los Angeles, CA — Orpheum Theatre
    18-Oct San Diego, CA — Humphrey’s
    20-Oct Denver, CO — Paramount Theatre
    22-Oct Thackerville, OK — Winstar Casino
    24-Oct Biloxi, MS — Hard Rock Café
    25-Oct Jacksonville, FL — Florida Theatre
    28-Oct Durham, NC — Durham PAC

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