Breaking: The Who Postpone 2015 North American Tour

Now this news was not fun at all to read about. Check out the official press release from The Who regarding their currently in progress 50th Anniversary Tour.

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The Press Release:
THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctor’s orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologizes to fans and realizes that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn’t a decision taken lightly — THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, “We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

Pete Townshend added, “We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

The tour dates being postponed are as follows:

Cancelled Tour Dates:
9/14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
9/16 – Anaheim, CA Honda Center
9/19 – Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
9/24 – Portland, OR Moda Center
9/27 – Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
9/29 – Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 – Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
10/3 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
10/6 – Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
10/8 – Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 – Chicago, IL United Center
10/17 – Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
10/19 – Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/23 – Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/27 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/29 – Boston, MA TD Garden
11/1 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
11/4 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
12/1 – Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
12/4 – Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
12/6 – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
12/8 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12/10 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
12/13 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow does that suck and I know that I am speaking for more than myself when I say that I hope the great Roger Daltry is back to the best of health as soon as possible. I tell you the older that I get the more that I realize how important taking care of oneself and keeping healthy is to your well-being. Without trying to sound like a hypochondriac the viruses are out there so watch what you touch during transportation and cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. It doesn’t hurt to carry one of those little Purell bottles either. I know I do. Once again best of health to Roger so he can come back fighting and rocking. Readers should keep an eyes on our Calendar for the new regional dates and of our Upcoming Tours posts for larger tour details.

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