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Roger Daltrey explains why internet ruined live concerts

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Roger Daltrey explains why internet ruined live concerts

The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey has many solo tour dates scheduled in the United States this June and in an interview with Billboard to promote the tour, he complained that the internet ruined live shows.


According to him, too many people reveal their songs and there are no surprises left in concerts anymore. Because everyone now wants to know which is the setlist before they go to a show.

Roger Daltrey explains why internet ruined live concerts

“I’m not gonna talk about songs. Too many people reveal songs. There’s no surprises left with concerts these days, ’cause everybody wants to see the setlist. I’m f–king sick of it. The Internet ruined the live shows for me. Who wants to know what’s coming next? People forget about surprises. I can’t stand it,” Roger Daltrey said.

During the same conversation, he also said that now at the age of 80, he won’t do the scream in the middle of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” anymore. Instead, he will make the audience do that scream, so he can focus on singing.

Next Daltrey tour dates


• 10 – The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA (Leslie Mendelson as opening act)
• 12 – Wolf Trap, Filene Center, Wolf Trap, VA (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 14 – OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 16 – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 18 – The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 20 – Leader Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 22 – Tanglewood, The Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 23 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (KT Tunstall as opening act)
• 25 – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI (Dan Bern as opening act)
• 28 – Memorial Park Concert, City of Omaha, NE (Inhaler as opening act)
• 29 – The Pavilion at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL (KT Tunstall as opening act)

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