The Who’s Roger Daltrey says Brexit won’t affect British musicians: “As if we didn’t tour Europe before the f****** EU”

He also compares the European Union to the mafia

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey says Brexit won’t affect British musicians.

The frontman, who has previously defended his pro-Brexit views, was asked whether Brexit would be ‘bad for British rock music’.

“No. What’s it got to do with the rock business?” he told Sky News. “How are you going to tour in Europe?” the interviewer replied.


“Oh dear. As if we didn’t tour Europe before the f****** EU,” he said. “Oh give it up!”

Daltrey then compared the EU to the mafia, saying: “If you want to be signed up to be ruled by a f****** mafia, you do it. Like being governed by FIFA.”

Speaking of his pro-Brexit views in an interview with The Telegraph last year, Daltrey said: “I’m not anti-Europe, I’m anti-Brussels, but people don’t get the distinction… That’s why I’m so angry about it. I want someone at least answerable to me that I can say: “F**k off, you’re useless!”

The Who will be heading out on an American tour later this year.

Check out their shows in full below.



7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
9 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Cente
21 – Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
1 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena


6 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
8 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
10 -Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
22 -Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
25 -Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park, Home of the Seattle Mariners
21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place