The Who Band in North America has announced of its postponement of all the 50 dates of “The Who Hits 50!” tour. The lead singer of the Band, Roger Daltrey is ailing with viral meningitis. He has been in and out of the hospital for the last four weeks, and the doctors have said that he must rest and that he should not do any touring this year. As such, his fans will have to wait longer.
Surprising, the group has never had to postpone an entire tour but Daltrey’s doctor’s recommendation for a prolonged rest is expected to help him combat the illness thus giving him time to recover.
There was an anticipation that the band could carry on with its earlier planned four gigs of the tour but not until Daltrey was diagnosed with Meningitis and the same had to be postponed. Nevertheless, the band is said to be reorganizing the trip for next spring in celebration of its 50th anniversary according to the bands Guitarist Pete Townshend.
In his statement, Daltrey acknowledged the fact that Who had disappointed its fans. However, Townsend was quick to state that the group would come back better and stronger once Daltrey is assured of a clean bill of health by his doctors.
In the meantime, the fans will have some consolation through a new concert film that happens to be a special screening of “The Who in Hyde Park”.
The English group that has on several occasions been accredited with originating the Rock Opera was first formed in 1964. Its original members who have since passed away included Keith Moon and John Entwistle. The only surviving but original band members are Daltrey and Townsend.
According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention unit bacterial meningitis can be severe but fortunately, Daltrey did not get it. With its symptoms that include fever, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, one can develop serious impediments the likes of brain damage and hearing loss.