The Who’s Roger Daltrey Threatens to End Concert After Smelling Marijuana


Roger Daltrey can see for miles… now that the air at his shows is free and clear from marijuana smoke.

Gone are the days when fans of the legendary rock band The Who could turn a concert into a haze of a weed smoke. Daltrey made that clear Wednesday night during a concert at Nassau Coliseum in New York City.

According to Newsday, the 71-year-old rocker, who has a known allergy to marijuana smoke, threatened to pull the plug on the band’s two-hour “The Who Hits 50!” set, after smelling a concertgoer’s burning marijuana.

The front man’s allergy was something the band reportedly emphasized prior to the show on informational slides, but still, one fan lit up.

The impact of the smoke immediately affected Daltrey’s voice, which went from “crystal clear and potent” for the opening song, to more limited during “I Can See for Miles,” Newsday reports.

“My voice is shutting down,” Daltrey apologized to fans.

“The show will be over,” he then told the culprit if the weed wasn’t put out. “It’s your choice, I can’t do anything about it. I’m doing my best.”

After other audience members began shouting, “Eat it,” guitarist Pete Townsend got involved.

“Eat it up your f—ing arse,” he said. “It’s the quickest way.”

A video of the exchange was uploaded to YouTube, but has since been removed by the user.

Daltrey’s voice reportedly recovered, and the band finished its set.


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