The Who's 50th anniversary outing is going to have to wait until year 51. All remaining shows on the British rock legends' North American tour have been postponed due to singer Roger Daltrey's illness, including an Oct. 10 date at Target Center in Minneapolis. Fans are being told to hang onto their tickets for makeup dates to be announced for next spring.
Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis. Initially, the band postponed the first four dates on the tour, but on Friday morning the whole thing was called off — for now.
The singer said in a statement, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way."
Twin Cities fans know all too well how important it is for Daltrey to be healthy. He suffered from a hoarse voice and struggled to get through the Who's Xcel Energy Center in 2006, all but spoiling the show.
Stay tuned for an announcement on the makeup show. It is unclear whether Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will remain the opening act for the new date.
Jewel's story in words and music
Most people know Jewel's rags-to-riches story — growing up on an Alaskan homestead, getting discovered as a homeless teen in a California coffee shop, going platinum on her debut album, "Pieces of You," a folksy anthem in the grunge era. But as she reveals in her new memoir, "Never Broken," and a companion album, "Picking Up the Pieces," her story didn't have a fairy-tale ending. "I've always been very transparent as an artist," said the 41-year-old singer. "But I think people will be quite surprised by what is in the book. Honestly, I think the biggest setbacks I faced were after I became famous."
Ailing: Quincy Jones was taken to a Los Angeles hospital with shortness of breath, but his representatives say he's going to be OK. Publicist Arnold Robinson said that Jones was hospitalized for observations out of caution after having breathing problems Thursday. The 82-year-old producer and arranger's storied career has included collaborations with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.
First lady: Michelle Obama is set to pay a visit to "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." CBS says she'll be a guest on the show Sept. 28. She will highlight "Let Girls Learn," which aims to help the more than 62 million girls around the world attend school and complete their educations. She also will address her "Reach Higher" initiative, an effort to inspire students to take charge of their future by completing their higher education. "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" airs weeknights at 10:35 p.m.