Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Who announce UK tour dates

The Who has announced dates for a summer tour of the UK.

The 3-week series will see The Who performing with a full orchestra each night with shows from 6th to 23rd July in Hull, Edinburgh, London, Derby, Badminton, Durham, St Helens and Brighton. Joining them will be UB40 featuring Ali Campbell across all regional shows except for The O2 London and Edinburgh Castle dates.

The 2023 UK shows include Edinburgh Castle, the band’s first show in the Scottish capital in over 40 years as well as shows in Derby, their first since 1966, The O2 London, Durham and Brighton Cricket grounds. The gigs follow last year’s highly acclaimed The Who Hits Back! tour of the US, where the band shared the with some of the finest orchestras in America.

“Having not toured the UK for six years,” says Roger Daltrey, “it’s great that at this time of our careers we have the chance to go to places that are not on the usual touring map Edinburgh Castle and Derby, as well as the other cities across the country that we haven’t been to for decades, will make this very special for me. This opportunity will give our UK Who fans the chance to hear our current show, which, with the addition of an orchestra, takes our music to new heights.”

A pre-sale for members of The Who Fan Club begins Wednesday, February 1 at 10.00am local time and runs until Friday, February 3 at 10.00am local time, which is when general public tickets will go on sale.

The Who are calling upon fans to add an optional £1 donation onto their ticket price at point of sale in support of Teenage Cancer Trust. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are longstanding supporters and Roger has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000. For more information visit teenagecancertrust.org.

News of the UK tour comes in sync with word that The Who will release “The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley” on March 31; the project captures the band’s July 6, 2019 show at the famed London stadium, which marked their first headline performance there in 40 years.

You can pre-order the new live album here and pick up “The Who Hits 50” package here.

The Who
The Who Hits Back!

2023 UK Tour

July 06 – Hull, UK @ Sewell Group Craven Park **
July 08 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Castle
July 09 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Castle
July 12 – London, UK @ The O2
July 14 – Derby, UK @ The Incora County Ground **
July 16 – Bristol, UK @ Badminton Estate **
July 19 – Durham, UK @ Seat Unique Riverside **
July 21 – St Helens, UK @ The Totally Wicked Stadium **
July 23 – Brighton, UK @ The 1st Central County Ground **

** With special guests UB40 featuring Ali Campbell

See also:

The Who announce Live At Wembley album
The Who share Royal Albert Hall performance on The Late Show
The Who to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Who to perform acoustic at Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert
Search The Who at hennemusic