No Plan B (band)

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No Plan B
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Rock, art rock, hard rock, power pop
Years active 2009–present
Labels None
Associated acts The Who
Website Roger Daltrey at Thewho.com
Members Roger Daltrey
Jon Button
Scott Devours
Loren Gold
Frank Simes
Simon Townshend

No Plan B, also known as the Roger Daltrey Band, is a rock band assembled by The Who singer Roger Daltrey to support performances and tours outside of The Who. Daltrey's band includes Simon Townshend (brother of Pete Townshend) on guitar and vocals, Frank Simes on lead guitar, Jon Button on bass, Loren Gold on keyboards and Scott Devours on drums. Frank Simes is also Musical Director for the band.[1] In an 2010 appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Daltrey called the band No Plan B.[2]

History[edit]

Daltrey at center with band members at Royal Albert Hall in March 2011.

In 2009 Roger Daltrey embarked on a tour of the U.S. and Canada with a new band assembled in Los Angeles, California. During 2010, the band performed as the support act for Eric Clapton, as well as performing additional solo shows.

In 2011, the band embarked on the Tommy Reborn[3] tour, which included a special benefit show for the Teenage Cancer Trust (of which Daltrey is a patron) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 24, 2011. Pete Townshend joined the band onstage at this show for the songs "The Acid Queen" and "Baba O'Riley", and violinist Charlie Siem played the violin solo in "Baba O'Riley". Singer Joshua Bonehill (Das Bones) joined vocals for "My Generation" alongside Daltrey. In 2011 the band toured the UK performing The Who's Tommy, followed by dates in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. The AEG Live-produced tour North American tour launched in Hollywood, Florida, at the Seminole Hard Rock September 13 and wrapped in Calgary, Alberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome. All shows were well-received, and the band booked additional dates in Europe and Japan for 2012.

Set lists have included music from The Who, from Daltrey's solo albums, and various covers of other material. Harmonies performed by Daltrey's band has allowed them to perform Who songs that have remained unperformed since as far back as the 1960s. At the October 12, 2009 show in Seattle, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder joined Daltrey on stage for performances of Pearl Jam's "Better Man" and The Who's "The Real Me" and "Bargain".[4] The band was joined on stage by Ronnie Wood, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones and Michael Miley at the 28 March 2012 Royal Albert Hall performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Set List[edit]

Roger Daltrey in Boston's House of Blues, in 2009

Tour Dates[edit]

2009 U.S. Tour (The Use It or Lose It Tour)[edit]

2010[edit]

The following dates were performed in support of Eric Clapton:

During The Summer, Roger also performed the following solo dates:

These were followed by more dates supporting Clapton:

2011 (Tommy Reborn Tour)[edit]

Dates cancelled:

2012[edit]

  • 1/15/12 Yeovil, England, The Mermaid Hotel
  • 3/9/12 Padova, Italy, Teatro Geox
  • 3/11/12 Genova, Italy, Teatro Carolo Felice
  • 3/12/12 Torino, Italy, Teatro Colosseo
  • 3/15/12 Paris, France, L'Olympia Gerard Drouot
  • 3/18/12 Trieste, Italy, Teatro Rossetti
  • 3/20/12 Firenze, Italy, Teatro Comunale
  • 3/21/12 Rome, Italy, Auditorium Della Conciliazione
  • 3/23/12 Rome, Italy, Auditorium Della Conciliazione
  • 3/24/12 Milan, Italy, Teatro Smeraldo
  • 3/28/12 London, England, Royal Albert Hall
  • 4/23/12 Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo International Forum
  • 4/24/12 Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo International Forum
  • 4/27/12 Kanagawa, Japan, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
  • 4/28/12 Osaka, Japan, Osaka Archaic Hall
  • 4/30/12 Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya Shi Kokaido

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Who Concert Guide". Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Daltrey, Roger (24 March 2010). Roger Daltrey on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. (Interview). ITV, UK. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Lampert, Nicole (15 July 2011). "Why my wife let me cheat on her". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Long Live Rock Concert Calendar 2009

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