Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s ‘TOMMY’
with members of The Who Band and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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Legendary Who frontman Roger Daltrey will be performing the band’s most iconic masterpiece this summer, the groundbreaking TOMMY, on a special 10-city solo tour. The performance at Fraze Pavilion will feature full orchestral backing by members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Daltrey and his band will be showcasing the beloved classics from the 1969 rock opera, including “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me” and more.
Considered one of the seminal albums of the rock canon, last year The Who played all of TOMMY for the first time in 28 years at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of a benefit concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Roger performed it in its entirety with his band during his 2011 solo tour. The opportunity to bring an orchestral dynamic to the raw emotion and cathartic impact of the songs that cemented Daltrey’s legacy as a vocal powerhouse adds a compelling dimension to the music’s timelessness.
Daltrey comments, “I’m really looking forward to singing TOMMY, not only with my great backing group, but also some of the finest orchestras in the country. Pete Townshend’s rock music is particularly suited to being embellished by the sounds that an orchestra can add to the band. With the arrangements written by David Campbell, it should make a memorable night of entertainment for all those who love the arts.”
Supported by the band of regular Who players, including guitarist Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Scott Devours, and complemented by some of the best orchestral institutions in the U.S., Daltrey’s indelible presence on this summer’s stages is sure to enliven the deaf/dumb/blind boy once again!
Later in 2018 Daltrey’s autobiography and his first solo album in 26 years will be released.
In the meantime, though, Roger Daltrey is ready to use his voice to do the thing he was born to do – bring rock fans to their feet. Don’t miss this show at Fraze Pavilion!