Daltrey illness forces postponement of Who tour

Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who.

Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who.

A period of rest needed for Roger Daltrey’s recovery from viral Meningitis has forced the postponement of The Who’s North American tour, which was scheduled to stop at the Prudential Center in Newark on Oct. 25.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” said Daltrey in a press release. “For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

“We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016,” said Daltrey’s Who partner, Pete Townshend, in the same press release. “We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

Tickets for the original shows will be honored on the new dates.

Other fall shows included Madison Square Garden in New York, Oct. 27.

The tour has already come to New Jersey once, for a show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City in May.

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