The Who Cancel Tour Over Daltrey's Meningitis
Posted : Sep 19th 2015 3:00am by The Oslo Times
News Serial Number : TOT21
The Who have cancelled their entire North American tour after frontman Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis.
The British band had already delayed the first four concerts of their anniversary tour The Who Hits 50! because the 71-year-old singer had fallen ill.
The Who were due to play at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday night before taking in other cities in the US and Canada.
A statement on the group's website said: "The band apologise to fans and realise that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders.
"It wasn't a decision taken lightly - The Who always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour."
Daltrey revealed: "For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral meningitis.
"I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year."
Mild forms of viral meningitis often do not require hospital treatment, but more severe cases may have to be treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids.
Bandmate Pete Townshend added: "We are rescheduling all the shows for next spring 2016.
"Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember."
The website said tickets for the original dates will be honoured for the new shows.
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