Roger Daltrey Announces Canada/U.S. Leg on 'Tommy' Tour

Roger Daltrey Announces Canada/U.S. Leg on 'Tommy' Tour
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the Who's frontman Roger Daltrey would be taking classic album Tommy on the road, but that he would be leaving guitarist Pete Townshend at home. This was especially significant given that Townshend wrote the bulk of the songs on the album. Now, Daltry has announced that he will be bringing the tour to our side of the Pacific, booking a North American outing with a number of dates in Canada.

Following a UK jaunt this summer, Daltrey will be launching this latest leg in the U.S. in September. He will make his way to up into Canada close to the end of the month, playing in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor, ON. Following some more American shows, he will return to our country at the tail end of October, performing five shows in Western Canada.

If you're keeping track, that's a total of nine Canuck shows. A announcement on the Who's website notes that the shows will offer "striking visuals," along with a number of classic non-Tommy tracks.

If you were concerned about what Townshend thinks about Daltrey taking his brainchild on tour then you needn't worry. Townshend said, "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." Pete's younger brother Simon will be in Daltrey's band. See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

7/3 Alchester, UK - Ragley Hall
7/4 Gateshead, UK - Sage
7/6 Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
7/7 Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
7/9 Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
7/10 Newport, UK - Centre
7/12 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
7/13 Southend, UK - Cliffs Pavillion
7/15 Guildford, UK - Guilfest
7/16 Hampshire, UK - Broadlands
7/17 Harrogate, UK - Ripley House
7/19 Hull City, UK - Hall
7/21 London, UK - Indigo
7/22 Norwich, UK - Blicking Hall
7/24 Exeter, UK - Powderham Castl
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 - Key Arena
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