Roger Daltrey Schedules August Benefit Concert
Roger Daltrey's overseas touring commitments with the Who will keep him busy this summer -- but not too busy to help raise some money for one of his favorite charities with a special solo benefit show.
ABC News reports that Daltrey will head to Costa Mesa, Calif., on August 10 for a concert in support of Teen Cancer America. The show, which is being held in conjunction with the Orange County Fair as part of the Pacific Amphitheatre's Toyota Summer Concert Series, was originally supposed to feature performances by former Doors Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek, but Manzarek's recent death from bile duct cancer sadly forced a lineup change.
"I was very sorry to hear of Ray's passing," Daltrey said in a press release announcing his appearance. "I am sure he would have appreciated that the proceeds of this show will go to such a worthy cause as Teen Cancer America."
Daltrey's August show is just the latest example of his dedication to a cause that clearly means a lot to him; the Who frontman and his longtime musical partner Pete Townshend have lent years of support (as well as plenty of music and personal memorabilia) to a wide variety of cancer-related foundations. Tickets for the concert, which cost between $39.95 and $69.95, are on sale now.