Who frontman Roger Daltrey has been garnering great reviews with his latest tour, resurrecting the Who’s Tommy as a full-length performance piece. With a band featuring Simon Townshend, brother of and sonic dead ringer for his brother, the tour has also included several rarely-heard Who favorites and obscurities that have yet to be featured as CSI themes. Daltrey’s 2009 show at the Orpheum was humdinger, reports are that he’s singing with more power than he’s had in years thanks to recent throat surgery, and the chance to experience rock’s best opera stripped of the usual theatrical trappings and presented as a straight up musical event is tempting indeed.
Roger Daltrey performs at the Nokia Theater on Wednesday, October 19. Tickets at Ticketmaster.