The Who in Detroit on Feb. 27, 2016 (Photo: Jim Ross, Invision, AP)

A grateful Who made its return to North America on Saturday (Feb. 27) in Detroit, opening the rescheduled fall leg of its The Who Hits 50! tour.

Roger Daltry’s bout with viral meningitis cause some 2015 gigs to be postponed, including the Vancouver show. After the Feb. 27 nearly two-hour show, frontman Roger Dalty offered thanks to “you nice people who supported me last year… We never gave up.”

According to Billboard magazine, Daltry was shaking the rust off his voice and sounded strained in certain points of the 20-song set.

“We are not just senior citizens,” Townshend cracked during the show. “We are wise, wonderful, worthy wankers!”

The Who’s rescheduled Vancouver date is May 13 at Rogers Arena.

 

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