Frontman cancelled three UK shows due to poor ticket sales yesterday (May 27)
Pictures of The Who‘s Roger Daltrey performing cabaret on a cruise ship have emerged in today’s (May 28) tabloids, in the same week that the singer cancelled a string of UK dates due to poor ticket sales.
Daltrey took to the stage on the Queen Mary 2 liner during a week-long cruise from Southampton to New York reports The Sun.
The frontman had apparently been holding songwriting workshops during the voyage with ex-Squeeze singer Chris Difford.
His setlist is thought to have included Who classics such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ and ‘My Generation’.
Workshop organiser Chris Sheenan suggested that the performance at the boat’s onboard pub the Golden Lion was a one-off rather than a serious career move, commenting: “He’s not a regular on the ships.”
Daltrey was due to perform at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on July 3, Ripley Castle in Harrogate on July 17 and at Powderham Castle near Exeter on July 24, but all these dates have now been cancelled.