The Who’s Roger Daltrey has a message for fans: Don’t smoke weed near the stage at our show

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend perform during the Who Cares Benefit For Teen Cancer America Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) -- 03weekpop -- 06ticketpop
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The Who's Roger Daltrey (left) and Pete Townsend perform at Madison Square Garden in 2013.

Good thing The Who will be playing under the stars at Fenway Park late this summer.

Roger Daltrey, the band’s legendary frontman, unloaded on fans at Madison Square Garden on Monday for smoking marijuana near the stage.

Apparently, the 75-year-old singer can’t tolerate being around weed, and doesn’t want the smoke wafting in his direction while he performs.


In a YouTube video capturing his warning to the New York City crowd, Daltrey says he’s “totally allergic” to the stuff and that it wreaks havoc with his still-substantial voice. He wraps up his tirade with a simple message to the herb-smoking crew: “So [expletive] you!”

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The British band rolls into Boston on its 2019 North American Moving On! Tour, playing at Fenway on Sept. 13. Besides Daltrey, the lineup includes windmilling guitarist, singer, and songwriter Pete Townshend, the band’s cofounder.

For fans hoping to get close to the Fenway stage (leave smoking materials at home, naturally) on what has been hinted at as the band’s final tour, proximity won’t come cheap. As of Wednesday morning, StubHub had Row 1 tickets priced at $4,180 each. But if you can see for miles, box seats at the stadium are available for much, much less.

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