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The Who’s “Tommy” is taking to the Road, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Roger is taking it out but where’s Pete?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Who” frontman Roger Daltrey is taking the British band’s 1969 rock opera “Tommy” on a six-week North American tour beginning in September, concert promoters said on Thursday.

Daltrey, 67, will perform the album in its entirety, using visuals to accompany classic songs like “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me” and “The Acid Queen.”

His bandmate Pete Townshend, who wrote the music and lyrics to the tale of the “deaf, dumb and blind boy” who becomes a messiah, has given Daltrey his blessing but will not be taking part.

“I will be there in spirit. Roger has my complete and most loving support,” Townshend said in a statement.

The tour of the United States and Canada kicks off in Hollywood, Fla., on September 13 and follows Daltrey’s performance of the album in London in March.

“Tommy” is considered the first rock opera, and was turned into a movie, in which Daltrey played the title role, and a Tony Award-winning stage show.

The double album has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Well, once again …No OZZFEST…, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Ozzy should retire anyway…. He can’t sing anymore..needs a teleprompter like our Prez. does…pisses his pants on stage (notice he pours water on himself every time?? And hasn’t released a good album since “No More Tears” in 1991. Studio magic is all that has saved him in the studio. I will admit he ruled the world and was awesome in his prime…But his prime is over…He is not only over the mountain but he is over the hill too and cant fly high again…Yes, it’s a sad day to realize that but Ozzy, hang up the bats.


from Blabbermouth.

It’s now official: There will be no Ozzfest in 2011. The venerable heavy rock and metal festival, started in 1997 by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has gone through a number of changes over the last few years as a result of economic woes and more competition from events like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem and Uproar festivals. Now for the second time in three years, Ozzfest will not take place at all this summer. Ozzy said, “No, [there will be no Ozzfest] this year. I just finished a lengthy arena tour of the U.S., so I’ve decided to tour Europe this summer instead.”

Last year’s Ozzfest was a short, six-date run that featured OZZY, MÖTLEY CRÜE, HALFORD, DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT.

There was no Ozzfest in 2009, while the 2008 edition was a one-day “destination” event in Dallas, Texas, starring OZZY, METALLICA, APOCALYPTICA, KORN‘s Jonathan Davis and more.

Even with a still-sluggish economy, the summer festival schedule is packed with events and tours like Mayhem, Uproar, Lollapalooza, the MÖTLEY CRÜE/POISON and ROB ZOMBIE/SLAYER double bills, and others.

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