Roger Daltrey, the famous frontman and co-founding member of the classic rock band The Who, will be returning to New York’s Forest Hills Stadium on June 17. The concert will be a part of his recently announced North American summer tour, which will feature the singer performing the band’s classic 1969 Tommy album alongside his “great backing group" in addition to “some of the finest orchestras in the country.” For the upcoming show at Forest Hills, Daltrey will be joined on stage by the largest independent pops orchestra in the country, The New York Pops.
Announced on Thursday afternoon, the upcoming concert is just one of many fantastic shows that the famous outdoor venue will host in 2018. The announcement of Daltrey follows previously revealed upcoming performances from Belle and Sebastian on June 8, a double billing of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Head And The Heart on June 9 and Alt-J with Kamasi Washington on June 15.
“Roger Daltrey first graced this historic stage in the summer of 1971. Still celebrating the massive success of ‘TOMMY,’” the venue said in a statement on their social media outlets to go with Thursday’s announcement. “The Who descended on Forest Hills for a blistering, sold-out, two-night stand. Like those iconic performances, fans can expect to hear beloved classics from the 1969 rock opera, including ‘Pinball Wizard,’ ‘See Me, Feel Me’ and more – this time backed up by one of the world’s foremost pop orchestras.”
Daltrey’s 2018 summer tour is scheduled to start out in Bethel, N.Y. on June 8. Classic rock fans will remember that Bethel was the town that hosted the original Woodstock Music Festival back in 1969, which also featured a performance by The Who. The summer run will only last for 13 shows over the span of a month, so fans will want to make sure to not miss out on the fun when Daltrey and company visit select cities around the U.S.
Tickets for the Forest Hills concert on June 17 will be going on sale to the public starting next Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. EST, and can be purchased by clicking here.