The Who postpones tour dates, including Joe Louis Arena

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

The Who’s 50th birthday celebration is going to have to wait.

The British band has postponed the remaining dates on its North American tour, including a scheduled Oct. 17 date at Joe Louis Arena, after singer Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis, according to a statement released by the band’s camp. The band plans to resume the tour in the spring.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” Daltrey said in a statement. “For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

Tickets for the originally planned shows will be honored at the new shows, which are expected to be announced soon.