March 17, 2007 02:51:02 GMT
After cancelling the gig in Tampa, the band announced that it will still perform in Mexico City. Days later, the concert is also postponed.
English rock band The Who is finding a difficult time managing the tour schedule that is running currently. The date for Mexico City will not be kept like the schedule. Confirmation on further dates within the tour will also be announced later after vocalist Roger Daltrey's health recovers.
On March 13, Daltrey walked off the stage in Tampa, Fla suddenly before even delivering the first song. Bassist Pete Townshend then proceeded to the back stage and reappeared to apologize. "I just talked to Roger and he can barely speak," he explained. "I tried to get him to come out here, but he's really, really sick." Thus, the gig was cancelled.
The band's manager then announced that tickets were refundable or was subject to rescheduled performance. Daltrey in the mean time was slated for a temporary rest until the band's concert in Mexico City on March 17. Rafael Cepeda, the spokesman of the concert organizer said on March 15 that the show in Mexico City will still go on despite Daltrey's uncertain condition. "We just talked to the band's manager, and he assured us the singer will have recovered and be in good form for the concert," he said.
One day later, the band's website announced: "The Who have been forced to postpone their concert in Mexico City on Saturday, March 17 at the Foro Sol. Following doctor's orders, singer Roger Daltrey has been ordered to rest. Potential dates for rescheduling are being explored. Tickets will be honored for the new date, or tickets may be refunded at place of purchase."
Daltrey is suffering from bronchitis and is in recovery process. He is the only remaining member of The Who beside Townshend. The other two members John Entwistle and Keith Moon are deceased. Daltrey and Townshend still continue the band and recently released studio album "Endless Wire" (2006). This tour is held in support of the album and is scheduled to play more than 50 dates in North America alone. Spring tour in Europe, South America and East regions are following after.