Roger Daltrey spoke to the UK’s News of the World and revealed that March 30th at the Royal Albert Hall for the concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust may be the last time the Who will play Quadrophenia live.
Daltrey acknowledged that he has been having problems with his voice for many of the songs on Quadrophenia. Because of his age (66), his range is just not the same.
Daltrey told the News of the World that he is in good overall health for man of 66, however, it seems that his voice is aging a lot quicker then the rest of his body.
Daltrey is coming off a successful stint as the opening act for Eric Clapton on his current North American tour, without any serious voice problems.
Daltrey said, “We’re getting to the age now where this might be the last time we’re physically able to play these songs. The years are catching up, and some of Quadrophenia’s songs I’m not able to sing particularly comfortably. My health is as good as I could expect for a man of 66 – but the voice ages a lot quicker than the rest of the body, which is bloody annoying.”
The Who have been recently rehearsing for their upcoming March 30th show.
Daltrey also confirmed that the Who were not retiring and that he was still waiting for bandmate, Pete Townshend, to present him with new songs. He confirmed that nothing was planed, “as usual”.
Daltrey also again confirmed that he would like to work with Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, though he is no rush to do anything right now.
“Jimmy’s a good lad. I’d love to work with him. I’ve told him that if he ever needs a singer, I’m there for him. And, you know, I always need a guitarist.”
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