The Who have announced that they are postponing the autumn North American dates of The Who Hits 50 tour to next spring 2016. Roger Daltrey is recovering from viral meningitis, and has been ordered to take time off to fully heal.
In a press statement, Roger wrote “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.”
We wish Roger a speedy recovery, and look forward to picking up the tour in the spring!
For a look back at past legs of this wonderful tour, please visit The Who Hits 50 concert pages. We will post the new schedule as soon as it is announced.
Photo by Diane Corcoran