“I don’t see the point” of the 50th “Who’s Next” tour
Roger Daltrey says the Who doesn’t need to mark the classic album’s 50th anniversary Who is next by interpreting it live or by creating a box set.
The band’s fifth LP was released in August 1971, but COVID restrictions made it impossible to plan a tour in 2021. The first chance they’ll have to mark the birthday on stage is when they start a hike in March. 2022, said Daltrey – but he explained he had no interest in directly addressing their past.
“I don’t see the point,” he said Rolling stone in a recent interview. “Who is next is a great album, but it’s better to leave it as a great album. Playing albums live doesn’t matter to me, personally. The show we have with the orchestra is fantastic, and the Who catalog has so many varied things that make it better than just listening Who is next. Why do that? Go play the record and get high or whatever and have a good time! It’s a way to celebrate. You don’t need us to do this.
Asked about an extended reissue, he replied, “I don’t really know. This is the business of record companies. They own the catalog. He added: “I feel like a painter who has finished a painting. I don’t want to ever see that damn thing again! I’m sorry, but you have to drop this thing.
Daltrey said he purposely organized a solo tour ahead of the Who’s road trip, in an effort to ensure he could still deliver a high-quality show. “I must sing before the next release of Who, that is to say the end of March and April next,” he insisted. “If I don’t sing by then, I don’t know if I will be able to do it then. I always promised myself and my audience that I would never want to go out and be a mediocre singer.
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