Roger Daltrey commands a unique presence as a rock vocalist. His vocal range is striking and dynamic. Of all the rock and roll lead vocalists I have seen perform live and I’ve seen my fair share, he created the strongest stage impact I’ve ever witnessed. He’s the real deal and his voice reaches deep inside of my soul.
My son and I saw The Who eight row center at The Webster Arena in Bridgeport, CT on November 28, 2006. It was an electrifying evening for both of us. I was blown away by Roger’s singing that night. As he sang The Who classics my respect for who he is, increased dramatically.
My favorite moment was during the second encore when Roger came back out with a cup of tea and joined Pete Townshend to do, “Tea & Theatre” from Endless Wire. It was a touching, intimate segment that is etched upon the music of our heart these past 12 years.
Here is a video from their 2006 tour filmed a few nights before at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ.
I was encouraged to see that Roger Daltrey has recorded a new solo studio album, As Long As I Have You. I think this offers a point of continuity from “Tea & Theatre”, as the album features Pete Townshend’s inimitable guitar on seven tracks.
As Long As I Have You will be available in a number of formats including CD, 180g Black Vinyl, Limited 180g Red Vinyl housed in Polydor Disco Bag (available exclusively via thewho.com) and Digital.
His album is available for pre-order and will drop on June 1, 2018. I’m eager to own the red vinyl edition 😉
“This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls” ~ Roger Daltrey 2018
“It shows Roger at the height of his powers as a vocalist” ~ Pete Townshend, 2018