The Who’s Roger Daltrey threatens to end concert after spotting fan smoking …

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Legendary Rock Singer Makes Blunt Request of Marijuana-Smoking Audience Member — and It Isn’t for a Toke.

As seen in the video below, Daltrey told audience members at the Nassau Colliseum on Wednesday (May 20) that “the show will be over” unless the person smoking stopped. “It’s your choice, I can’t do anything about it. Given his band’s reputation for raucous behavior on and off the stage, one might be surprised that the lead singer of iconic rock band The Who has an aversion to marijuana smoke — even when he sniffs it out at shows.Daltrey is extremely allergic to pot smoke and is naturally concerned with delivering the grandiose vocal performance required of The Who’s back catalogue. I’m doing my best.” Having explained that he is allergic to the smoke and that it causes problems with his vocal performance, fans began chanting “eat it” while bandmate Pete Townshend suggested he uses the drug using rectal administration. “Up your fucking arse,” Daltrey added, suggesting, “it’s the quickest way.” Newsday reports that Daltrey’s vocal performance was noticeably inhibited by the smoke. “The smoke’s impact was almost immediate on his voice, which went from crystal clear and potent for the opening ‘I Can’t Explain’ to something rougher and more limited during ‘I Can See For Miles’.” Pete Townshend of The Who recently claimed reiterated that he doesn’t enjoy playing live.

Sure enough, Roger Daltrey halted Wednesday night’s concert in Long Island, New York, and threatened to end the proceedings because of how much pot smoke was wafting up to the stage, Newsday reported. Apparently once Daltrey caught wind of the culprit, he spoke directly to the fan from the stage while making his ultimatum. “It’s your choice,” he’s heard saying. The Who are headlining Glastonbury this year and will be returning to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2007 when they also played the Sunday closing set. “It’s great to be ending this part of a 50 year career at the most prestigious and respected music festival in the world,” said Daltrey of the announcement. “We’ll do our best to close this years event with a bang, unless of course the fireworks get wet!” They are also set to play British SummerTime in Hyde Park.

They were exploring, even now, the way his songs are awash in clashing impulses: rebellion, isolation, anger, uncertainty, yearning, fear, lust, frustration, brawling, searching. For the final date on the band’s huge Who Hits 50 tour, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs, Johny Marr, former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Weller-approved mod throwbacks The Rifles and the endlessly quoatable duo Sleaford Mods. I rarely have moments these days onstage when I go into what jazz musicians call ‘the zone.’ I rarely lose myself on the stage.” It was recently announced that the Who will be the third, and final, headliner for Glastonbury 2015. Never one to shy away from frankly stating his point of view, guitarist Pete Townshend spelled things out for the fan in no uncertain terms after Daltrey’s plea — and then the show went on.

Townshend’s many self-questioning manifestos — “I Can’t Explain,” “The Seeker” and “Who Are You” — started a set full of the Who’s surefire material. “Sorry if this seems like history lessons,” a jovial Mr. Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Uncle Pete lets loose with some profanity after Daltrey’s ultimatum — but you already figured that out, didn’t you?) From the breaking news you need to know to the hottest trends circling the Web, TheBlaze has it all. They weren’t simple blasts of defiance, like the enjoyable set by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts that opened the concert; they strove to innovate, to surprise.

But the music they made as young men was physically demanding, and it’s increasingly difficult for them to perform it. “This type of show for us will be coming to an end very shortly. The extra voices allowed the Who to revive “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” the “mini-opera” that preceded “Tommy,” and they bolstered Mr.

Daltrey had screams left in him for “Love, Reign O’er Me.” The set’s peaks were its instrumental passages: in the bell-toned surges of “Amazing Journey” and “Sparks” from “Tommy,” in the vehement funk of “Eminence Front,” in the jittery buildup of “Baba O’Riley.” The Who performs on Friday at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City; Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Tuesday at Barclays Center, Brooklyn; and May 30 at Forest Hills Stadium, Queens.

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