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The Who stops concert after Roger Daltrey loses voice during show: ‘I think I should quit while I’m ahead’


The Who wasn’t trying to cause a big sensation this week — but they did.

The “My Generation” band hit a snag during their Houston concert Wednesday night when lead singer Roger Daltrey lost his voice while performing, according to the Associated Press.

“I think I should quit while I’m ahead,” Daltrey, 75, told the crowd after finishing their eighth song of the evening.

Pete Townshend — The Who’s lead guitarist known for smashing his instruments at performances during the band’s heyday — told concertgoers that Daltrey “cannot actually speak now.”

In his younger years, Daltrey mastered a signature scream, as heard in the last 50 seconds of “Won’t Get Fooled Again."

Townshend, 74, assured the crowd their tickets would be honored with a “make-good concert,” which, as Friday, had not yet been scheduled.

The band was also forced to postpone this weekend’s concerts in Dallas (Friday) and Denver (Sunday).

A statement released by the band Friday attributed the change of plans to “illness,” urging fans to keep their tickets for all three shows as they’ll be honored at the forthcoming rescheduled dates.

The setback is at least the second snag this month along the classic rock band’s “Moving On!” tour. Their Sept. 15 show at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island was plagued with technical audio issues, with failed equipment forcing the band to leave the stage for a bit until it was fixed.

Daltrey and Townshend are the only living members of the original band, which formed in England in 1964 and formerly included late drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.

The Woodstock performers have been credited with pioneering the “rock opera," thanks to their 1969 album, “Tommy,” which also became a film (featuring Elton John, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton) and a Broadway musical.