LONDON – Classic rock singer Roger Daltrey says the Internet has ruined the surprise of live performances and he’s “f------ sick of it.”

Daltrey, 80, told an interviewer he’s looking forward to his upcoming tour in North America. The shows will be “a mostly acoustic set of Who gems,” but don’t ask him to name the tunes.

“Too many people reveal songs. There’s no surprises left with concerts these days, ’cause everybody wants to see the setlist,” the Who co-founder said in an interview with Billboard magazine.

“I’m f------ sick of it. The Internet’s ruined the live shows for me. Who wants to know what’s coming next? People forget about surprises. I can’t stand it.”

Daltrey kicks off his tour Monday, June 10, in Glenside, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

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In addition to performing some “rarities, solo nuggets and other surprises,” he plans to do Q&A sessions with audiences.

Daltrey tried out the Q&A sessions in 2022 for shows in England and was pleased with the results. Fans will be able to submit written questions at the venues before the show. The band will review them backstage and choose the most interesting ones.

“It creates a great deal of fun, and you can get some good comedy out of it if you’re lucky,” Daltrey told Billboard.

Daltrey and the Who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Among the classic songs he performed with the Who were “My Generation,“ “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

One thing he won’t do on this tour is “The Scream.”

He expects to perform “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” but the iconic scream late in the song has taken a toll on his voice over the years.

“I’m gonna get the f------ audience to do the scream. I’ve done that scream for 55 years, and I’ve had enough of it,” Daltrey said. “I don’t even want to try it now; it’s brutal on the vocal cords. They can do the scream, and I’ll do everything else. I’m more into singing these days. At the age of 80, I think I deserve to be.”

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