Roger set to rock the Cliffs

One of the UK’s greatest singers is striking out across the UK.

Roger Daltrey will present a celebration of his solo material and The Who’s classic songs, plus take part in a live Q&A with the audience during the show, which reaches The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on Friday July 1.

“The truth is singers need to sing,” says Roger, “use it or lose it. The pandemic brought home to me what an important part of me singing is and it’s made me determined to get back onstage asap.

“It’s also clear that live music is an important part of all our lives, something to free us from the groundhog days that life has become.

“Throughout my life I have sung with so many great musicians, from the heavy Rock of The Who and Wilko Jonson, to the Irish lilt of the Chieftains. On this tour I want to take the audience on a musical journey through my career as a singer, with a show of songs and sounds that explores and surprises.

“I look forward to having closer contact with my audience than festivals and arenas allow. Leaving time to chat. It’s important to get our road crew working again, without these guys the halls would go silent.”

Roger’s nine-piece band will include two generations of Townshend with Pete’s brother Simon, from the Who’s touring band, on guitar and Simon’s son Ben on drums.

The special guest will be Leslie Mendelson, who opened two shows for The Who at Madison Square Garden.

As frontman of The Who, one of two remaining founding members of the British rock institution and perhaps the most exciting live bands of all time, Roger is rightly recognised as the one of the great vocalists on timeless songs like Won’t Get Fooled Again, Substitute, My Generation and Behind Blue Eyes.

For the last 21 years, he has also been a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that builds specialised wards for teenagers with cancer in the UK. He was awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and good causes.

To book online go to: https://www.thewho.com/tour/ or https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/tickets-roger-daltrey-southend-2021

You can also call the box office on 0343 310 0030.

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Mick Ferris

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