The Who Hits 50 at Nassau Coliseum: Smoke impacts Roger Daltrey’s voice

There were tense moments at Nassau Coliseum Wednesday night, as The Who’s singer Roger Daltrey threatened to walk off the stage if someone smoking marijuana near the stage didn’t stop.

Daltrey has a well-known allergy to marijuana smoke that affects his throat and singing voice, a condition the band even emphasized during the informational slides it projected before its set.

The smoke’s impact was almost immediate on his voice, which went from crystal clear and potent for the opening “I Can’t Explain” to something rougher and more limited during “I Can See for Miles.”

“My voice is shutting down,” he said, apologizing.

– Read the entire article at Newsday.



  1. Anonymous on

    The Who is done.

  2. tbud on

    Daltry should have sang for Queen.