Roger Daltrey has revealed new details about his first-ever autobiography. Titled “Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story,” the memoir will hit shelves in the U.K. on Oct. 18 via Blink Publishing and on Oct. 23 in the U.S. via Henry Holt and Company.
The Who frontman posted a photo of the cover artwork on July 25 via Facebook and other social media sites ahead of his upcoming U.S. solo mini-tour, which launches Aug. 10 in Saratoga, California, at The Mountain Winery. The black & white cover photo was taken in the mid-70s and depicts Daltrey standing in front of a burned-out pile of rubble.
“Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite” covers the “Pinball Wizard” hitmaker's illustrious five-decade career. from childhood through the 2000s. The book explores his formative years growing up in war-torn London through his meteoric rise to stardom with The Who, as well as his many years of involvement as patron of Teen Cancer Trust.
Daltrey has confirmed a U.K. appearance to celebrate the book's release. The event will take place on Oct. 18 at London's Southbank Centre as part of the 2018 London Literature Festival.
“Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite” is available for pre-order in hardcover, digital and audio editions. Fans who pre-order here have a chance to win a personalized signed copy of Daltrey's biography.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently wrapped up his highly successful symphonic concert series “Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's Tommy” on June 8 in Bethel, New York. The hardworking rocker continues to maintain a brisk solo schedule while Who bandmate Pete Townshend takes a year-long sabbatical from the band.
Daltrey will be back in the U.S. for an August mini-tour in support of his new solo studio album As Long as I Have You, which dropped June 1 via Polydor. The West Coast run wraps up Aug. 18 in Indio, California, at Fantasy Springs Event Center. Grab your Roger Daltrey tickets now at AXS.