The Who postpones remaining U.S. tour dates

WASHINGTON — The Who is postponing all remaining dates on its “The Who hits 50” North American tour, now that singer Roger Daltrey has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The band had earlier postponed four shows, while doctors attempted to find what was ailing the 71-year-old Daltrey.

Recently, doctors diagnosed Daltrey with viral meningitis, and prescribed an extended period of rest.

The postponements include a Washington show, Nov. 1, at the Verizon Center.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” said Daltrey, in a release on the band’s website.

“For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital,” said Daltrey. “I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.”

Daltrey says doctors tell him he should make a complete recovery.

“We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016,” said guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend.  “Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

According to the website, tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.


Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a general assignment reporter with WTOP since 1997. He says he looks forward to coming to work every day, even though that means waking up at 3:30 a.m.

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