It's looking as though the Who's European fans won't be seeing Zak Starkey behind the drums when the band kicks off its European tour next month. Once again Roger Daltrey's solo drummer Scott Devours will be filling in for Starkey, who was forced to sit out six gigs during the band's 2013 North American leg due to a pulled tendon.
The news was broken on the Ludwig drums Facebook page, which posted: "This just in: Ludwig artist Scott Devours will be drumming for The Who on their upcoming UK tour. Congratulations Scott, from the whole Ludwig family."
The Who has yet to make an official announcement regarding who will be handling drum duties for the European leg.
The 1996-1997 Quadrophenia revival marked the first time Pete Townshend's kid brother, guitarist Simon Townshend, and drummer Zak Starkey performed as part of the Who. Simon Townshend felt that as die-hard Who fans, he and Starkey were able to bring a certain fire back to the band: "Zak and I, when we started working with Roger back in '96, we always wanted to put that energy into it. We were the youngsters coming in bringing that young blood in there and that was our objective. Whether or not I achieved that, I don't know. It's very hard to sort of emulate what the Who were."
The Who kick off their 14-date European tour on June 8th in Dublin, Ireland at The O2 Dublin.
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