THE WHO today announced the rescheduled dates for their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour, which was postponed earlier this month to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from his recent bout with viral meningitis. “THE WHO HITS 50!” 2016 dates kick off February 27 in Detroit and includes stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping May 29 in Las Vegas.
The first leg of the tour received critical acclaim including:
“…if this is indeed The Who’s last waltz, they’re leaving fans with plenty of memories.”
–Melissa Ruggieri, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 4/24/15
“The Who became more powerful as the show went on…”
–Alex Rawls, USA TODAY, 4/27/15
“the band shredded through enough greatest hits in fine form to satisfy any purist.”
–Karen Dalton-Beninato, HUFFINGTON POST, 4/26/15
“…The Who…refused to act their age as they powered through a litany of hits.”
“…if this is truly the end…it was one heck of an adios.”
–Robert Wilonsky, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/4/15
“The Who came out swinging…stuffing a career’s worth of classic moves into its opening song.”
–Bob Gendron, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/14/15
“Performing a two-hour, hits-heavy set…if this is indeed the Who’s last major jaunt, it shows them going out in fine style.”
–Frank Scheck, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/28/15
Roger Daltrey says, “I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better.”
“We will be starting our rescheduled shows in March and will be coming back stronger than ever!” Pete Townshend adds.
Tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honored at the new dates. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live. Tickets and VIP packages for the shows are available at www.thewho.com. Citi is the official credit card of “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase tickets for the U.S. dates through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews.