Roger Daltrey returns to Las Vegas
Roger Daltrey provided one of the most cathartic voices in rock history as lead singer of The Who. His scream that climaxes “Won’t Get Fooled Again” alone would guarantee his place in the pantheon of rock transcendence, but he achieved moments of both raw power and bliss throughout the group’s history. (Rolling Stone ranked him No. 61 on its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list.)
Fifty years and counting, Daltrey continues to perform, both with other original Who member Pete Townshend and as a solo act. The 1990 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee brings his considerable solo discography to the Hard Rock Hotel this week, including “Giving It All Away,” “Free Me,” “Walking in My Sleep” and “Under a Raging Moon.”
And that voice that helped define a generation is still going strong. As Daltrey explained to Rolling Stone, he needs to keep performing or “my voice will be gone in two years ... It’s like a car engine you’ve got to keep running.” Whatever he sings, you want to be there.
Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m. March 7 & 10, starting at $49.50 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849 AXS