The Who has announced that all dates remaining on their 2015 North American tour have been postponed due to health issues. The legendary British rockers have revealed that lead singer Roger Daltrey has been diagnosed with viral Meningitis and has been ordered by doctors to rest for the remainder of the year in order to fully recover.
According to a media release posted on Sept. 18 at MSO, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers had already delayed the fall leg, postponing the first four shows, as well as cancelling a Sept. 18 performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in hopes that Daltrey would recovery quickly from what was then described as an unspecified “virus.” Extensive testing later uncovered the seriousness of the charismatic frontman’s condition and ultimately put a complete halt to their 50th anniversary tour plans for the remainder of the year.
All shows will be rescheduled for spring 2016. New dates will announced in the forthcoming weeks. For more information, click here.
“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” Daltrey writes in a statement.” 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.”
“We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years, Who co-founder Peter Townshend adds. “Once Roger (Daltrey) is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”
The multi-platinum sellers wrapped up the first North American leg of their AEG Live produced The Who Hits 50! Tour on May 30 in Queens, New York at Forest Hills. They recently completed a hugely successful tour of Europe and the U.K., which included a historic headline appearance at Glastonbury on June 28.
Stay tuned for news of The Who’s 2016 spring tour schedule. Tickets for all U.S. shows are available at AXS.
See below for a complete list of postponed tour dates. For all the latest details on The Who, click here.
The Who Hits 50! Tour postponed tour dates:
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 16 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 3 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Oct. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Sports Centre
Oct. 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 15 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Oct. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Oct. 25 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Oct. 29 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 2 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Dec. 4 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 6 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
Dec. 8 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Dec. 10 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Dec. 13 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena