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The Who’s Roger Daltrey to play Humphrey’s in October

August 3, 2009 - 1:48 pm

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Seeing a Who show in a shitty-sounding arena has been the band’s MO since the ’60s, so an intimate show with frontman Roger Daltrey at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay might just be a special treat. Scheduled for Sunday, October 18, Daltrey says there will be a healthy dose of Who songs but adds that “they’ll be my versions of them.” He’ll also be playing solo songs that have never been played live before and he’ll be changing the set list from night to night. Fans can sign up on The Who’s website for advance ticket pre-sales before they go on sale to the general public (date TBD).

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  1. August 3, 2009 - 3:04 pm 3:04 pm

    Thanks for posting this up.. Even though there is no chance I’ll get to see this one, it’s nice to be able to see one of the venues he’ll be playing, and to get more of an idea of this tour. Seems like it will be a good night, I’m sure all who are lucky to attend this will enjoy.
    I only wish this tour was coming over to the UK too.

  2. Jason permalink
    August 5, 2009 - 3:15 pm 3:15 pm

    I was excited to attend this show, although the venue sucks (more on that below). I even joined the Who fan club to allow me to buy the meet-and-greet tix, which the Who website promises are “premium, reserved seated ticket located within the first 5 rows.” However, the only tix that came up for the San Diego show were in the 8th row. Not bad, but NOT as promised, and not worth the approximate $800 per pair.

    I then figured out that this is because Humphrey’s reserves its first 4 rows for people who stay the night at its hotel– its “Lexus Premium Show Suite Ticket,” which are about $700 a pair. You must buy at least two, btw. This sucks. The result is that the drunks who pony up hundreds of dollars for a room get better seats than the true fans who want to meet Roger. I blame Roger’s management– it never should have booked him there. What a fucking shame.

    It pains me to make this decision, but I am avoiding this show on principle.

    That venue is so greedy– they push liquor so hard that attendees get drunk and stupid, often talking loudly, which is hard to ignore because they cram you in there so tight on uncomfortable plastic chairs. Oh, and each of those chairs has a menu of high-octane alcoholic beverages tied to its back, so the vicious cycle continues. It is so bad that the SD Music Awards abandoned this venue…

  3. countryst permalink
    November 11, 2009 - 10:17 pm 10:17 pm

    There is a review of Roger Daltrey’s show in Boston on Sunday, November 8 at the Country Standard Time website: http://www.countrystandardtime.com

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