The Who postpone remaining tour dates after Roger Daltrey contracts viral Meningitis

The Who are on hold as the band’s 50th anniversary tour has been postponed after frontman Roger Daltrey has contracted viral Meningitis.

The postponement means the rescheduling of 26 North American dates, including an October 29 show at Boston’s TD Garden. Of course, the good news here is that surely some Boston band will be playing as the Who that same Halloween weekend.

No make-up dates have been announced.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” Daltrey says in a press release on the TD Garden homepage. “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.”

Daltrey and Pete Townshend were hitting the road to celebrate the legendary band’s 50-year existence, but now the North American gigs won’t come before at least next spring, according to reports.

Says Townshend in a press release: “We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

From TD Garden: “Fans are instructed to retain their tickets to the show as all previously sold tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date. Refunds if required are available at point of purchase.”

Here’s a list of the postponed dates:

The Who 2015 Tour Dates:
09/14 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
09/16 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
09/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Colosseum at Caesars Palace
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
09/24 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/01 – Calgary, AB @ Scoitabank Saddledome
10/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
10/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
10/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/01 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
12/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
12/04 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
12/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
12/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
12/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
12/13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena