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Roger Daltrey: “Don't look for setlists before concerts”

Second Roger Daltrey of the Who, the Internet has officially ruined concerts. In a recent interview with Billboard, the rock star expressed her irritation at fans looking for setlists before concerts, saying she's “f***ing fed up.”

“There are no more surprises at concerts these days,” Daltrey said, “because everyone wants to see the setlist. I'm sick of it all. The Internet has ruined live shows for me. Who wants to know what's going to happen next? People do forget about surprises. I can't stand it.”

After the Billboard interviewer suggested that perhaps fans find it helpful in choosing when to go to the bathroom, Daltrey responded with a laugh. “Why not start listening to the damn show in the bathroom, then?” he said.

It's not the first time the frontman has expressed his disappointment with the current state of live music. Last year, Daltrey said it was “very doubtful” the Who would tour the US again due to the financial risk.

Despite this, Daltrey has announced a solo North American tour for 2024, which will see the musician perform “a mostly acoustic set of Who gems, rarities, gems from his solo repertoire and other surprises.”

While not wanting to reveal the lineup of upcoming concerts, Daltrey revealed that “Won't Get Fooled Again” will be part of the setlist. However, he will not do the iconic scream of the song: “I've been doing that scream for 55 years and I'm done with it. I don't even want to try it now, it's brutal on the vocal cords.”