Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Who announce North American tour

The Who have announced a major North American arena tour for this fall.

The trip, which marks the band’s first dates on the continent in four years, will see the band perform their iconic 1973 double album “Quadrophenia” in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics.

The critically-acclaimed “Quadrophenia” marked the British band’s second rock opera (after “Tommy”), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.

Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

In addition, subscribed members of The Who’s official fan club will be given priority access to purchase tickets for the upcoming “Quadrophenia” tour. The offer begins at 10:00 AM on July 20 and expires July 22 at 10:00 PM. All current members of the official The Who Fan Club, as well as any new members who join, will be given an exclusive member’s only code that will activate the offer. Membership is available at

The upcoming Who tour will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences and packages. These offers may include a number of exciting perks: great seats, a special invitation to The Who’s VIP preshow sound check, limited edition autographed memorabilia, preshow parties (including complimentary food & beverage), VIP preferred parking, exclusive VIP merchandise and more.

The American Express presale for the U.S. dates runs July 23-26 and July 23-25 in Canada before the general public on sales beginning on Friday, July 27 at 10:00 A.M.

The 36-date tour kicks off November 1 in Sunrise, FL with an initial six-week run. The Who will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for the tour will be available at

The Who
North American tour 2012/2013

Nov 01 - Sunrise, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Nov 03 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
Nov 05 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Nov 08 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
Nov 09 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Nov 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Arena
Nov 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Nov 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Nov 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Nov 20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Nov 21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Nov 23 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Nov 24 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Nov 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Nov 29 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Dec 02 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Dec 05 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Dec 06 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Dec 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Dec 09 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

Jan 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Jan 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Feb 01 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Feb 02 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Feb 05 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
Feb 06 - Glendale, AZ - Arena
Feb 08 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb 12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Feb 14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Feb 16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Arena
Feb 17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Feb 19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
Feb 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Feb 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Feb 24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb 26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin’ Donuts Center

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