Roger Daltrey has scrapped his solo U.S. “Live And Kicking” dates, which included a trio of shows set for late-summer. The Who frontman took to social media to explain why he was pulling out of the shows, which would've featured him backed by most of the Who's touring band.
Daltrey posted: “When I booked these shows several months ago I was confident that things would be back to normal by August, but due to the uncertainty of the current travel situation and the challenges for a UK act to be able to perform in the USA I have reluctantly decided to cancel the shows. I hope to re-book them in the near future, and to those of you who have bought tickets, please accept my sincere apologies. I do appreciate your support and can't wait to get back to work once the time is right.”
Roger Daltrey told us that when he first began releasing solo albums in 1973, it was only to bide time between Who projects — and was never given the same amount of energy or importance as anything related to the Who: “And when the Who resurfaced, it was all put back in a cupboard. Y'know, it was really a weird period for me, because the record companies were kind of nervous of getting totally behind me 'cause they thought I would leave the Who. Little did they know me, I didn't have any ego to be a solo person at all. It's my band, how can I leave my own band (laughs)”