The Who‘s Roger Daltrey performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Tuesday and rocked the with a rendition of his 1969 hit ‘Pinball Wizard’ that included a digital pinball machine side show. Check it out below.
Next week Daltrey will kick off a six week tour of the ‘Tommy’ rock opera. He’ll travel along both coasts, through the Southwest, and into Canada before wrapping up Nov. 2. Pete Townshend isn’t joining Daltrey for this tour, but the two are looking forward to working together again soon. As we previously reported, they’re planning a 2012 tour in support of the Quadrophenia box set Townshend has been focusing on in recent months. Pete’s brother Simon joined Daltrey on ‘The Tonight Show’ to play the warp-speed rhythym that Townshend made famous.
Leno brought his personal vinyl copy of ‘Tommy’ to ‘The Tonight Show’ stage. He said that it was about 30 years old before introducing Daltrey. It’s actually closer to 42 years old, but Daltrey continues to look younger than his 67 years.