The Who Postpone North American Tour, Mystery Illness Revealed

The Who announced on Friday that they have been forced to postpone the North American leg of their The Who Hits 50! Tour, to allow frontman Roger Daltrey time to recover from an illness.

The news follows the band postponing the first four dates of the tour after Daltrey came down with a mystery illness. He has since been diagnosed with viral Meningitis and ordered to rest by doctors.

He had the following to say, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way. 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."

Guitarist Pete Townshend adds, "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."

The postponed dates:
9/14 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
9/16 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
9/19 - Las Vegas, NV - Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
9/24 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
9/27 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena at Seattle Center
9/29 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome -
10/3 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/6 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
10/8 - 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
11/1 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/4 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center -
12/1 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre -
12/4 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center -
12/6 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center -
12/8 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
12/10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
12/13 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.

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