Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Who announce rescheduled UK and Ireland tour

The Who have announced rescheduled dates for their UK and Ireland tour, which was recently postponed during the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-week series, which was scheduled to begin in Manchester on March 16, has been moved to March of 2021; all tickets for the original dates remain valid.

“The band wish to thank the fans for their patience and support,” said The Who in a statement alongside the new schedule.

Roger Daltrey assured fans last week that the shows “May be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”

Pete Townshend said the band “haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead”; he added that “if one fan caught Coronavirus at a Who concert, it would be one too many.”

As part of the spring postponement, The Who will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28 as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to also reschedule that show, with more news to follow.

The 2020 tour is in support of the band’s recently-released “Who” album, which debuted at No. 3 in the UK.
The Who
2021 UK / Ireland tour
Rescheduled shows originally booked for spring 2020

Mar 05 – Dublin @ 3 Arena
Mar 08 – Liverpool @ M&S Bank Arena
Mar 10 – Glasgow @ SSE Hydro Arena
Mar 12 – Newcastle @ Metro Radio Arena
Mar 15 – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
Mar 17 – Birmingham @ Resorts World Arena
Mar 22 – London @ SSE Wembley Arena
Mar 24 – Nottingham @ Motorpoint Arena
Mar 27 – Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena
Mar 29 – Manchester @ Manchester Arena

See also:

The Who postpone tour over coronavirus concerns
The Who to headline Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert
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The Who announce vinyl reissues of The Kids Are Alight and Quadrophenia soundtracks
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