Roger Daltrey Axes 'Tommy' Shows Reportedly Due to Poor Ticket Sales in the UK

Roger Daltrey Axes 'Tommy' Shows Reportedly Due to Poor Ticket Sales in the UK
Last month, rock legend Roger Daltrey announced that he would be taking the Who's Tommy on tour, with legs in the UK and North America. Well, apparently the prospect of seeing a classic rock opera performed live wasn't enough to entice British fans to fork out their hard earned cash, as the singer axed a handful of dates reportedly due to poor ticket sales.

Three shows in total have been cancelled, including the tour kickoff at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on July 3. Later dates in Harrogate on July 17 and Exeter on July 24 have also been called off. The Exeter show was due to take place at Powderham Castle, but the venue's general manager Simon Fishwick said [via Stereoboard/NME], "It's all to do with poor ticket sales, I'm afraid. It was an exciting event, but it just does not seem to have got anyone going."

The lack of fan interest may have something to due with the fact that guitarist Pete Townshend is sitting out the tour. After all, it was Townshend who wrote Tommy. All is not entirely lost for Daltrey, however. He has replaced two of the cancelled dates with new shows.

As it now stands, the North American tour dates will be going ahead as scheduled. See the dates below.

Tour dates:

7/3 Alchester, UK - Ragley Hall
7/3 Wolverhampton, UK - Civic 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
7/24 London, UK - Indigo2
7/26 Dublin, UK - Marlay Park
7/30 Lokoren, Belgium - Lokerse Festival
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