Roger Daltrey Feels The Who Is Now Over
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Currently, there are no forthcoming touring plans for the Who, and Roger Daltrey is at peace with this decision.
In a recent conversation with The Times, the iconic singer discussed the band’s current status, highlighting the need for a discussion with his longtime bandmate, Pete Townshend, to determine their next steps. Daltrey clarified:
“I don’t write the songs. I never did. We need to sit down and have a meeting, but at the moment I’m happy saying that part of my life is over.”
The upcoming event on the Who’s calendar is the final cancer charity show curated by Daltrey, scheduled for March in London. Noteworthy artists like Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, and Eddie Vedder are set to join the lineup.
Reflecting on the band’s direction, Townshend expressed a similar sentiment last year after their orchestral tour. “I think it’s time for Roger and I to go to lunch and have a chat about what happens next,” the guitarist remarked. He emphasized that the final summer tour stop shouldn’t be perceived as the end of an era but acknowledged the need for a thoughtful conversation about the band’s future.
Townshend revealed his proactive approach, stating:
“I had asked Daltrey to speak with me, though whether that conversation came to fruition is unclear.”
“It’s a question of, really, what is feasible, what would be lucrative, what would be fun?” Townshend’s invitation to discuss the band’s future remains open, as he wrote to Daltrey, saying, ‘Come on, let’s have a chat and see what’s there.”’