Monday, January 14, 2019

The Who announce symphonic North American tour

The Who have announced dates for a symphonic tour of North America.

Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by a local symphony orchestra each night of the 29-show series, which has been split into spring and fall campaigns.

The duo will open the first leg in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, with dates wrapping up June 1 in Toronto, ON, while the fall trek will start September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB.

As The Who revealed last week, they will also release their first album of new songs since 2006’s “Endless Wire” later this year.

“The Who are touring again in 2019,” says Townshend. “Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?”

“Be aware Who fans!,” adds Daltrey. “Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”

The Who’s fan club pre-sale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17 at 10pm local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released; this offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via re-sale.

In addition, $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Teen Cancer America.

General public tickets will go on sale Friday, January 18 via the usual outlets.

The 2019 tour marks The Who’s first North American concerts since 2017.

The Who
Moving On!

2019 North American tour

May 07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 09 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
May 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
May 13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Cente
May 21 – Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
May 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
May 28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
May 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Jun 01 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Sep 06 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sep 08 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sep 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep 13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sep 15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Sep 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Sep 22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Sep 25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sep 27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sep 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Oct 19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
Oct 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Oct 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

See also:

The Who plan new album and symphonic tour
The Who: Roger Daltrey details memoir ahead of fall release
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