The Who founding member Roger Daltrey performs with current band members Simon Townshend, Jon Button, Zak Starkey, Loren Gold, John Corey and Frank Simes at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
At Hard Rock Live, fans will enjoy hits from The Who catalogue, rarities and solo hits performed by Daltrey (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Simon Townshend (guitar), Button (bass), Starkey (drums), Corey (keyboard and backing vocals), Simes (keyboard and backing vocals).
Daltrey first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1959 while at Acton County School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to Entwistle’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. Daltrey, whose daytime job was in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and his energy and ambition drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since.
Daltrey has also cultivated a singing career outside of The Who, including his hit single “Giving It All Away,” which reached No. 5 on the U.K. charts. His debut solo album “Daltrey” was followed up with the albums “Ride A Rock Horse” (1975), “One Of The Boys” (1977), “McVicar” (1980) and “After The Fire” (1985).
Daltrey has also appeared on stage away from The Who on many occasions. His 1994 solo concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall with The Juilliard Orchestra was the fastest selling event in the venue’s history. The following year he appeared on stage as The Tin Man in a production of “The Wizard Of Oz” at The Lincoln Center, and in 1998 he starred as Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” at Madison Square Garden. He has also performed with his friends The Chieftains, the traditional Irish band, and toured the world with the British Rock Symphony interpreting a variety of rock classics.
Daltrey has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of The Who and into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist. In December 2008, he and Pete Townshend were honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Daltrey accepted the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin for outstanding success in the music field. In 2011, he received the Steiger Award (Germany) for excellence in music. Later that year, Daltrey and Pete Townshend received the Classic Album Award for “Quadrophenia” from the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards at the Roundhouse.
Between November 2012 and July 2013, The Who toured an arena production of “Quadrophenia and More” across the globe. In December 2013, Daltrey recorded an album with Wilko Johnson, guitarist of the legendary British R&B band Dr. Feelgood. The album charted at No. 3 in the UK and has sold more than 250,000 copies. In October 2014, The Who embarked on a critically acclaimed U.K. and U.S. tour to mark their 50th anniversary which included headlining at Hyde Park and Glastonbury. The group toured through 2016 and raised more than $500,000 for Teen Cancer America.
Tickets cost $155, $95, $75 and $55.* All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.