Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Who extend four-year farewell tour into 2017

The Who have extended their ongoing farewell tour with the announcement of a UK run in 2017.

First launched in 2014, the “long goodbye” promised by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will begin year four with two special shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The duo will perform a new acoustic presentation of their 1969 rock opera, “Tommy”, to celebrate the 100th show performed for the Teenage Cancer Trust while raising vital money for young people with cancer,

The March 30 and April 1, 2017 concerts will mark the first full band performance of the classic album since 1989.

The Who have also rescheduled its fall 2016 UK tour dates to follow the Royal Albert Hall shows next April.

Tickets for the shows originally scheduled for late August and September will be valid for the new shows. Any customers who cannot make the new dates are entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is August 12 at 5pm.

The band’s European dates in Germany, Austria and Italy will still take place as scheduled in September.

Tickets for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at Royal Albert Hall will go on sale September 23 at 9am.

The Who’s current schedule includes three North American shows this fall – an October 6 date in Santa Barbara, CA ahead of two appearances at Desert Trip, the new weekend event run by organizers of the annual Coachella festival.

Running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays and Roger Waters and The Who will close out Sunday evenings.

The Who
Farewell tour


Sep 10 – Oberhausen, Germany - Koenig Pilsener Arena
Sep 12 – Stuttgart, Germany - Schyleyer-Halle
Sep 14 – Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadhalle
Sep 17 – Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
Sep 19 – Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Oct 06 - Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct 09 – Indio, CA - Desert Trip
Oct 12 – Mexico City, Mexico - Palacio De Los Deportes
Oct 16 – Indio, CA - Desert Trip


Mar 30 – London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
Apr 01 – London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
Apr 03 – Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena *
Apr 05 – Manchester, UK – Arena *
Apr 07 – Glasgow, Scotland - SSE Hydro *
Apr 10 – Sheffield, UK – Arena *
Apr 12 – Birmingham, UK - Barclaycard Arena *

* rescheduled from fall 2016

See also:

The Who add Santa Barbara date prior to Desert Trip festival
The Who extend farewell tour with new European dates
Rolling Stones, McCartney & Roger Waters to headline Desert Trip festival
VIDEO: The Who perform 1978 classic on The Tonight Show
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