Roger Daltrey returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for two nights with special guest Leslie Mendelson on Wednesday, March 7th and Saturday, March 10th at 8 pm. Daltrey will be joined on stage by current Who band members Simon Townshend, Jon Button, Scott Devours, Loren Gold and Frank Simes.
Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, January 12th at 10 am at the Hard Rock Hotel box fice, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any one member The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey, who first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1959 while at Acton County School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Daltrey, whose daytime job was in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods uncertainty ever since.
Daltrey has also cultivated a singing career outside The Who, beginning in 1973 when he found himself on the BBC’s “Top Of The Pops,” the UK’s then premier chart TV show, promoting the single “Giving It All Away” which reached No. 5 in the UK charts. It was a track from his first solo album Daltrey, released that same year, which he followed up with the albums Ride A Rock Horse (1975), One Of The Boys (1977), the soundtrack to McVicar (1980) and After The Fire (1985).
As a member The Who, who were already members the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, Daltrey was inducted in 2005 into the UK Music Hall Fame. In December 2008, he and Townshend were honored with America’s most prestigious cultural award as recipients the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. by then-President the United States, George W. Bush.
Daltrey has performed all over the world including the legendary Super Bowl in 2010 and closing the Olympics in 2012. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials a new cancer treatment called PDT. Then in December 2012 they played at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York and in January 2014 they played a set to support the Stand Up To Cancer Charity. In November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America. The charity is now established in the USA, with fices in Los Angeles and devoted Teen Cancer units being opened in hospitals all over the U.S.
Leslie Mendelson returns with Love & Murder, the singer-songwriter’s first new album in eight years. A stirring work imbued with emotional depth and poise, the effort is the long-awaited follow up to her Grammy Award-nominated debut, Swan Feathers. It’s an apropos title, reflecting the dichotomy between the dark and light she encountered in those years between.