Roger Daltrey fans pumped to catch The Who frontman during his fall solo romp across North America can also look forward to an upcoming memoir from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. The legendary British rocker will publish the as-yet-untitled biography in late 2018 via Henry Holt and Company in the U.S. and Blink Publishing in the U.K.
The “Pinball Wizard” hitmaker dropped the big news on Oct. 12 via a Facebook update ahead of his upcoming North American solo tour launch, which kicks off Oct. 30 in Clearwater, Fla., at Ruth Eckerd Hall and wraps up with a two-night stand from Nov. 6 through Nov. 8 in Niagara Falls, Ont., at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. Although Who guitarist Pete Townshend has already written his own memoir “Who I Am” and co-penned a number of books about various aspects of The Who, this will be the first time that The Who's lead singer has told his story in print.
Three years in the creation, Daltrey's memoir will cover the length and breadth of his storied five-decade career. The book will examine his turbulent years growing up in post-WW2 Britain, his rise to stardom with The Who, his solo and acting careers, as well as his private life, including the multi-talented performer's long years as patron of Teen Cancer Trust.
“I've always resisted the urge to 'do the memoir' but now, finally, I feel I've enough perspective, writes the charismatic lead singer in his statement. “When you've spent more than half a century at the epicentre of a band like The Who, perspective can be a problem.”
Prior to his dates in North America, Daltrey and members of The Who's touring band will set sail on an eight-night concert getaway, which runs between Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Get your tickets for select Daltrey solo dates now at AXS.