Roger Daltrey: ‘The Who’s Super Bowl show will give people a chance to go for a slash!’

Singer tells NME.COM he's honoured to play the 'weird' sporting event

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey has told NME.COM about his feelings ahead of the band’s half-time show at this Sunday’s (February 7) Super Bowl.

Bandmate Pete Townshend has previously revealed that the band will perform a medley of Who classics during the 12-minute interval, but Daltrey revealed that he’s concerned whether they’ll have much of an audience to actually play to.

“It’s a strange one,” Daltrey said. “It’s an honour to do it, but it’s only 12 minutes! It’s kind of weird! I suppose it gives people time to take a slash and that’s about it. That’s what you do at half-time isn’t it?! You plan your toilet break!”

The singer added that he’s in awe of the game, which will see New Orleans Saints take on Indianapolis Colts, even though he prefers English sports himself.

He admitted: “It’ll be an experience, and it is an amazing game. You know, I’m a soccer fan, and we have rugby of course, but American football is an incredibly skilled game too. It’s going to be an experience.”

As previously reported, Daltrey announced the line up for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, which include Noel Gallagher’s first shows since leaving Oasis.

The run of shows also features The Specials, who play The Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts on March 29 at the London Royal Albert Hall.

The Specials are also being honoured with The Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony, which takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton in south London on February 24.