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Roger Daltrey (of The Who) to perform at the PAC

The folks at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced a big fall rock concert this week. Veteran rock singer Roger Daltrey of The Who will perform on Tues. Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale on Fri. Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. via the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at (843) 554-6060.

This concert is one of many on Daltrey's vast "Use It or Lose It" tour. The vocalist will be joined onstage by guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend and "a stellar crew of American players," including guitarist/musical director Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, and drummer Scott Devours.

"I thought it'd be nice to play smaller, more intimate venues," Daltrey says in a press release this week. "I look forward to getting back to that. I want to give people a good night out The economic situation being what it is these days, I think that's what they want: to go out and feel they've had a good jolly-up."

Daltrey formed The Who with Pete Townshend and the late John Entwistle in London in 1964 (they played together previously in The Detours and The High Numbers). With addition of the late Keith Moon on drums, Daltrey and the band released a string of melodic but edgy guitar-pop singles in the mid '60s (during the final waves of the British Invasion and the Mod scene in London) before embarking on more anthemic and thematic rock album projects such as 1969's Tommy (Daltrey's film career began with the title role in Ken Russell's 1975 cinematic adaptation of Tommy), 1971's Who's Next, and 1973's Quadrophenia.

For this solo/band tour, Daltrey promises "a healthy serving of Who songs" and various solo material, plus a few keen covers that "pay tribute to his influences and admired contemporaries."

"I think I have one of those unique, recognizable rock voices," he says. "Even in a Who show, there's enormous range, but this show will give me an even greater opportunity to explore." Hopefully, he'll spin his microphone by the chord as enthusiastically as ever.

Visit coliseumpac.com and thewho.com for more.


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