Concert Roger in Lokeren (30 juli)

Gisteravond trad Roger op tijdens de Lokerse Feesten in het Belgische Lokeren. Roger speelde anderhalf uur, in plaats van de gewoonlijke twee en een half. Hij moest podiumtijd inleveren voor de band OMD (in een vorig leven bekend van hits als Enola Gay en Maid Of Orleans).

"Omdat dit een festival is en hier mensen van alle slag zijn, zullen we uittreksels uit 'Tommy' brengen", aldus Roger.

Setlist:
I Can See For Miles
Pictures of Lily
Days Of Light
Gimme A Stone
Freedom Ride
Overture / It's A Boy
1921
Amazing Journey / Sparks
The Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
Tommy Can You Hear Me?

Smash the Mirror
I'm Free
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You

Behind Blue Eyes
My Generation
Goin' Mobile
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley

Het Nieuwsblad en Nu.nl hebben foto's. De Belgische zender TV Oost heeft een reportage.

Berichten in de media:
Het Laatste Nieuws – "OMD steelt Roger Daltrey's podiumtijd"
Focus.be – "Recensie"
GoDi: OMD – Roger Daltrey – Daan: Lokerse Feesten

Forse kritiek op "Quadrophenia" 5.1-mix

Quad De bekendmaking dat er – waarschijnlijk – maar 8 tracks in 5.1 formaat gemixt zijn, zorgt voor veel kritiek op diverse forums. Op o.a. het officiële Who-forum en het forum van Steve Hoffman wordt de box met de grond gelijk gemaakt. Enkele citaten:
"What a missed opportunity. If ever there was an album calling out for the surround treatment, it's Quadrophenia"
"If it really will be just 8 tracks in 5.1 then it's nothing more than a big disappointement. What a mistake!"
"No offense Townshend, but another "remaster" and some demos along with a few tracks in 5.1 isn't exactly overly enticing"
"What a colossal blunder by The Who organization"
"For the fans that wanted an original mix, they are getting screwed. For the fans that wanted outtakes from the sessions, they are getting screwed. For fans that wanted live material from the era, they are getting screwed. For fans that wanted a 5.1 release, they are getting screwed"
"An expensive, deluxe box should be aimed at the hardcore WHO fan — so why issue such a second-rate set with loads of missing content?"
"The idea that this box (apparently) won't contain a single second of unreleased Who audio infuriates me"
"8 songs in 5.1? What could possibly be the reason for this? Oh I know, 10 years from now they will be able to sell a super-deluxe expanded edition with the complete 5.1 mix"

Het schijnt dat Pete op de hoogte is van deze kritiek. Een moderator van het officiële forum liet weten:
"He's taking a break now but is back to work on Wednesday. He will look into this then"

En:
"Roger's vocals are supreme on this record, and in the repackage there will be lots of scope to hear various revisits to the original tapes"

Dus, afwachten? Of, zoals dit forumlid zegt: "I'm not sure why people are going nuts when a complete/final lineup has not been announced"

Concert Roger op Isle Of Man (28 juli)

Gisteravond gaf Roger een concert in de Villa Marina in Douglas op het Isle Of Man. Dat meldde IsleofMan.com. De band probeerde een stukje van Happy Jack te spelen.

Setlist:
I Can See For Miles
Pictures Of Lily
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Overture /  It's A Boy
1921
Amazing Journey / Sparks
Eyesight To The Blind
Christmas
Cousin Kevin
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
Pinball Wizard
There's A Doctor
Go To The Mirror
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Smash The Mirror
Sensation
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Sally Simpson
Welcome
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Johnny Cash Medley
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
Blue Red And Grey

Berichten in de media
IsleofMan.com – "Roger Daltrey rocks the Villa"
IOM Today – "Daltrey rocks on with Tommy"

Diverse nieuwsberichten

The Who wordt genoemd in een artikel in The Huffington Post over muziekliefhebbers die nooit verder luisteren dan de eerste twee albums van een band. "As I listened to The Who's Quadrophenia, savoring every massive bass lick by John "The Ox" Entwistle, I got to thinking about a few friends who have on several occasions helped precipitate a twitch by offering up comments like, "I won't listen to anything after The Who Sell Out"

First Things kijkt uitvoering naar de songs Won't Get Fooled Again en My Generation.

Een originele Daltrey aan de muur willen hebben? BBC News meldt dat Roger een schilderij heeft gemaakt voor een liefdadigheidsinstelling in Kent. Ook Brian May heeft geschilderd. De schilderijen worden geveild, zonder bekend te maken wie het schilderij heeft geschilderd. Pas wanneer het schilderij verkocht is, wordt aan de koper bekend gemaakt van wie het schilderij is.

My Generation is het beste nummer om tijdens het autorijden te draaien. Dat meldt de Shropshire Star.
"We didn’t know what to expect when we put the question to drivers. If I said I had heard of all of the entries I would be lying, but we thought The Who was a good choice".

Inhoud Quadrophenia (Director's Cut)

Quad Deluxe

Er is meer informatie bekend over de inhoud van de Director's Cut van Quadrophenia. Deze komt op 14 november uit. Op de officiële site staat een persbericht. In de box-set zitten:

Discs One and Two
The original album – 2011 remaster

Discs Three and Four
23 Demo Tracks

Disc Five
The Quadrophenia 5.1 EP
DVDA remastered for surround sound

Deluxe 100 page hard back book
Featuring a brand new essay by Pete Townshend

Previously unreleased personal notes, photographs, lyrics and memorabillia from the period.

A Regular 7" Vinyl single
5.15 b/w Water in a picture sleeve.

Six facsimile prints
And a 20 x 30 poster

Concert Roger op Isle Of Man (28 juli)

Gisteravond gaf Roger een concert in de Villa Marina in Douglas op het Isle Of Man. Dat meldde IsleofMan.com. De band probeerde een stukje van Happy Jack te spelen.

Setlist:
I Can See For Miles
Pictures Of Lily
Freedom Ride
Gimme A Stone
Overture /  It's A Boy
1921
Amazing Journey / Sparks
Eyesight To The Blind
Christmas
Cousin Kevin
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
Pinball Wizard
There's A Doctor
Go To The Mirror
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Smash The Mirror
Sensation
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Sally Simpson
Welcome
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Johnny Cash Medley
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
Blue Red And Grey

Berichten in de media
IsleofMan.com – "Roger Daltrey rocks the Villa"
IOM Today – "Daltrey rocks on with Tommy"

Concert Roger in Dublin (26 juli)

Gisteravond trad Roger op in het Marlay Park in Dublin. Ook hier eerst vijf nummers voordat begonnen werd met Tommy.

Setlist:
I Can See for Miles
Pictures Of Lily
Tattoo
Gimme A Stone
Freedom Ride
Overture /  It's A Boy
1921
Amazing Journey / Sparks
Eyesight To The Blind
Christmas
Cousin Kevin
The Acid Queen
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
Pinball Wizard
There's A Doctor
Go To The Mirror
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Smash The Mirror
Sensation
I'm Free
Miracle Cure
Sally Simpson
Welcome
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Goin' Mobile
Johnny Cash Medley
My Generation
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
The Kids Are Alright
Blue, Red and Grey

Reacties van fans:
"Enjoyable night although, it was lacking something. Roger had a bad cold which wasn't helping his voice.Standout for me was probably young man blues"
"I sound like? a twat…but it was great"
"For me it was spot on…spot on…i loved every minute"
"I had a great night. Just kinda thought he struggled with Tommy. But loved Young Man Blues. Overall his voice let him down. Great banter between songs as usual"

Berichten in de media:
Irish Times – "Daltrey rocks 'Tommy' back to life"

Rolling Stone over Who-tour

Rolling Stone heeft het blog van Pete opgepikt.

[bron: Dylan de Wit]
Who In een eerder artikel op Rolling Stone reageert Roger op opmerkingen van Pete. Pete zei in een interview met Intelligent Life dat Roger doodongelukkig tijdens een tournee: "He seems to be so unhappy, he seems to be so unfulfilled. (…) he always ends up distraught, sobbing in a corner somewhere, saying 'That was the worst show I've ever done and I could do so much better and I can't work out how I'm going to do this again".

Roger reageert hierop met: "It got to me. I felt the pressure. I was having terrible trouble hearing what I was singing and it did get to me. In fact, I've been suffering for quite a few of the previous tours".

Hij voorziet weinig problemen in de toekomst: "I'm working with a completely new sound system. For the last year I've been able to hear myself onstage, and singing is so much easier. I don't over-sing anymore, which I used to suffer from terribly because I couldn't hear myself".

Over Pete's boek Who? He zegt Roger lachend: "I'm not particularly looking forward to it. When I look back to some of his interviews, he's said some weird things. I wonder, who's writing this book? But anyway, all I know is that whatever happens on the public stage, behind the scenes we're the best of friends. We're like brothers. Not to say we get on with each other all the time, but if we were ever in trouble, you know that we'd both be there for each other. That's all that matters"

Over de toekomst: "I'm singing better than ever. And it made me just want to use it till the day I can't . . . Look, I'm realistic about my age and realistic about the fact that there's an awful lot less in front of me than there is behind me. I've always felt that music is an art form that deserves to live the life of the artist."

Concerten Roger in Londen (21/24) en Norwich (22 juli)

RD2 Weinig informatie druppelt binnen over de laatste drie concerten van Roger. Op 21 en 24 juli trad hij op in de IndigO2 Arena in Londen, 22 juli deed hij de Blickling Hall in Norwich aan. Bij de laatste twee concerten was de set iets anders opgezet. Hij speelde eerst 5 nummers alvorens hij aan de Tommy-set begon. Dit kwam omdat Roger een verkoudheid had, opgelopen tijdens het spelen in de open lucht. "We did a gig up in Norfolk and it was freezing, 49 degrees, it was like winter. So I'm feeling a bit nasally. So I'm gonna do a couple of warm up numbers before I do 'Tommy', the voice might sound a bit dull, but that might just be my ears", zei Roger gisteravond in Londen.

Aan het einde van zijn tweede Londense concert zei Roger: "People always say how many great memories I've given to them, but I want to say I'd like to thank you for what you've given to me, so thank you. It's been amazing".

Guns N'Roses-gitarist Richard Fortus liet weten op Twitter: "Saw Roger Daltrey do Tommy last night at the O2 Indigo in London. AMAZING show. I'd forgotten how important that record was to me. The band was amazing. See this show if you can!"

Setlist Londen I (21 juli):
Tommy
I Can See For Miles
Behind Blue Eyes
Days Of Light
Gimme A Stone
Freedom Ride
Real Good Looking Boy
Goin' Mobile
Who Are You
Pictures Of Lily
Tattoo
Johnny Cash Medley
My Generation
Young Man Blues

Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
Blue, Red And Grey

Setlist Norwich (22 juli) / Londen II (24 juli):
I Can See For Miles
Who Are You (Norwich) – Pictures Of Lily (Londen II)
Days Of Light
Gimme A Stone
Freedom Ride
Tommy
Pictures Of Lily (Norwich) – Who Are You (Londen II)
Goin' Mobile
Behind Blue Eyes
Johnny Cash Medley
My Generation
Young Man Blues
Baba O'Riley
Without Your Love
Blue, Red And Grey

Reacties van fans:
"Last night was probably one of the best gigs I have been to! Roger and the band gave us a stunning performance of Tommy. Brilliant, brillant night! Outstanding"

Berichten in de media:
List.- "Roger Daltrey beats cold for Tommy show"
This Is London – "Roger Daltrey, IndigO2 review"