The Who's Roger Daltrey Reveals More Possible Plans For The Band After Final Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.29.2013
In an interview with Billboard, The Who's Roger Daltrey said that while the band is planning a final tour, they aren't planning to stop performing. This comes after Pete Townshend revealed that the band would tour for its 50th anniversary, which will be "the last big one for us". Here are highlights:
On their plans to stop touring: "I think you have to clarify what he said, and what we man is we cannot keep going on doing these month-after-month, long, extended tours. It's extremely hard, hard work, just the grind of it. So we have to be realistic. The band got better reviews on our last tour (the 2012-13 Quadrophenia & More trek) than we had for years. It was incredibly enjoyable. It was incredibly exhausting, and we have to be realistic about our age. But it's not going to be the last thing The Who will do. We're going to be doing events. We're going to be doing shows. We might do other things, more experimental. We might decide to do something in a theater, some small production where we sit down for two or three weeks in one town; that could be managed 'cause we're not schlepping our bodies from city to city. The joy of the stage is wonderful, but the traveling every day is exhausting."
On playing for charity shows: "We've always been there for charity shows. The Who has always been there from the very beginning when people were in trouble and need a band for a charity show. We've always been there, and that's not going to change."
On lasting fifty years: "Any band who survives in this business that long, it's extraordinary. With the crap in this (business) and that we had to deal with, it's remarkable that we survived at all. We've lost two of us (Keith Moon and John Entswistle) and the (Rolling) Stones lost one (Brian Jones). It's remarkable that any of us survived."