‘Tommy’ Losing Its Luster?
That may be the case for three United Kingdom shows that recently got the ax. Daltrey is touring a start-to-finish rendition of the classic Who rock opera, playing shows in the U.K. and North America. Now word comes from across the Atlantic that three gigs in England have been canceled, reportedly due to poor ticket sales.
Canceled shows are July 3 in Alcester at Ragley Hall; July 17 at Harrogate’s Ripley Castle and July 24 at Exeter’s Powderham Castle.
However, Daltrey and his touring company won’t sit idle on those days. New dates have been booked to replace the nixed shows with Daltrey now scheduled to bring Tommy to Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall July 3; Sheffield City Hall July 17 and London’s Indigo2 at the O2 July 24.
The official word from TheWho.com is that at least one show was canceled due to a “scheduling error.” However, U.K. music site Stereoboard quoted Powderham Castle general manager Simon Fishwick as saying “poor ticket sales” flushed the original July 24 gig.
Daltrey’s North America tour begins in Hollywood, Fla., at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Sept. 13.
Refunds for the canceled U.K. shows are available at points of purchase. Visit TheWho.com for more information.