Roger Daltrey will no longer perform iconic The Who scream

Meta Description: Roger Daltrey embarks on a 2024 summer tour across North America, but fans won’t hear his iconic scream from ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. Learn more about his tour dates, band lineup, and performance details.

Roger Daltrey is set to head out on his highly anticipated summer tour in 2024, but fans attending his performances won’t hear the iconic scream from ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.

Roger Daltrey’s Summer Tour 2024

The legendary front man of The Who will tour North America throughout June, starting in Pennsylvania on June 10th. Accompanied by an electric/acoustic band, Daltrey’s setlist will feature tracks from his solo career, classics from his days with The Who, and captivating stories from his illustrious career.

No More Iconic Scream from ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’

Fans of The Who might be disappointed to learn that Daltrey has decided to forgo the legendary scream from their 1971 hit single ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. The iconic “Yeah” scream has been a signature part of the song, but Daltrey, now 80, has chosen to let the audience take over this part. He explained to Billboard, “I’m not gonna do the scream. I’m gonna get the f–king audience to do the scream.”

Focus on Singing Over Screaming

Daltrey admitted, “I don’t even want to try it now. It’s brutal on the vocal cords. They can do the scream, and I’ll do everything else. I’m more into singing these days. At the age of 80, I think I deserve to be.” Despite this change, his passion for performing live remains undiminished.

Tour Dates and Locations

Daltrey’s tour will cover 11 dates across North America, including stops in New York, Boston, and several cities in Canada. The tour will conclude in Illinois on June 29th.

Familiar Faces and Special Guests

Joining Daltrey on stage will be some familiar faces, including Simon Townshend, the younger brother of Pete Townshend. Simon has a history of performing with The Who and its associated projects. Special guests like KT Tunstall, known for her hit ‘Suddenly I See’, and folk artist Dan Bern will also join Daltrey at select shows.

No New Material Since 2018

Despite his active touring schedule, Daltrey hasn’t released any new material recently. His last studio album, “As Long as I Have You”, came out in the summer of 2018.


Roger Daltrey’s summer tour promises to be a memorable event for fans, even without the iconic scream from ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. With a mix of classic hits, solo tracks, and special guest performances, the tour is set to be a highlight of 2024.

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