The Who announces massive The Who Hits 50! Tour

The Who, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their The Who Hits 50! Tour to North America in 2015. The Who Hits 50! Tour will kick off its spring run April 15th in Tampa, FL and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping May 30th in Forest Hills, NY. The fall leg will launch September 14th in San Diego, CA and begin with West Coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4th in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17th at 10 am (local time) at thewho.com and The Who Hits 50! Tour is being presented by AEG Live.

For fan club ticket presales visit TheWho.com. The Who fan club members get a 48-hour exclusive window before anyone else to purchase presale tickets, beginning Saturday October 11th at 10 am local time. Current fan club members can log in to their fan club account to gain access to ticket presales.

Set lists on these shows will take their audience on an Amazing Journey through The Who’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At Leeds, through the present day.

Citi is the official credit card of The Who Hits 50! Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for the U.S. dates beginning Monday, October 13th at 10 am through Citi’s Private Pass Program.

Exclusive VIP packages for the The Who Hits 50! Tour includes reserved tickets with amazing seats, special access to The Who’s VIP preshow soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties, autographed limited edition memorabilia and much more. Additional details on tickets and VIP packages can be found at thewho.com. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold on The Who Hits 50! Tour will benefit Teen Cancer America.

“From the band’s first hit single ‘I Can’t Explain’ to pioneering the rock opera with Tommy, The Who is one of the most influential and storied bands of our time,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. “This will be one of the most anticipated tours of 2015 and we are delighted to be able to offer Citi cardmembers early access to see this legendary band perform.”

The classic songs fans can expect to hear on The Who Hits 50! Tour will appear on the band’s forthcoming The Who Hits 50! collection. Set for an October 27th release on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), this definitive collection of The Who’s greatest tracks–from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track ‘Be Lucky’ – is being released to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary tour.

The show, described by Pete Townshend as “All the Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses” will see the band play all their classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalog.

“This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” says Roger Daltrey of the upcoming tour.

“Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks,” comments Pete Townshend on touring. “Growing a great big woodcutter’s beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring.”

2015 Tour Dates – Leg One

Wed, April 15 Tampa, FL at Amalie Arena
Fri, April 17 Miami, FL at American Airlines Arena
Sun, April 19 Jacksonville, FL in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Tue, April 21 Raleigh, NC in PNC Arena
*Thu, April 23 Duluth, GA at The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Mon, April 27 Austin, TX in Frank Erwin Center
Wed, April 29 Houston, TX in Toyota Center
Sat, May 2 Dallas, TX in American Airlines Center
Tue, May 5 Kansas City, MO in Sprint Center
Thu, May 7 St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
Sat, May 9 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena
Mon, May 11 Nashville, TN in Bridgestone Arena
Wed, May 13 Chicago, IL in Allstate Arena
Fri, May 15 Columbus, OH in Nationwide Arena
Sun, May 17 Philadelphia, PA in Wells Fargo Center
Wed, May 20 Uniondale, NY in Nassau Coliseum
Fri, May 22 Atlantic City, NJ in Boardwalk Hall
Sun, May 24 Uncasville, CT in Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue, May 26 Brooklyn, NY in Barclays Center
Sat, May 30 Forest Hills, NY in Forest Hills Stadium
*On sale Friday, October 17 at 9:00 AM

2015 Tour Dates – Leg Two

Mon, September 14 San Diego, CA in Valley View Casino Center
Wed, September 16 Anaheim, CA in Honda Center
Sat, September 19 Las Vegas, NV in Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Mon, September 21 Los Angeles, CA in STAPLES Center
Wed, September 23 Oakland, CA in Oracle Arena
Fri, September 25 Portland, ORModa Center
Sun, September 27 Seattle, WA in KeyArena
Tue, September 29 Vancouver, BC in Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Thu, October 1 Calgary, AB in Scotiabank Saddledome
Sat, October 3 Edmonton, AB in Rexall Place
Tue, October 6 Saskatoon, SK in SaskTel Centre
Thu, October 8 Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
Sat, October 10 Minneapolis, MN in Target Center
Tue, October 13 Milwaukee, WI in BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thu, October 15 Chicago, IL in United Center
Sat, October 17 Detroit, MI in Joe Louis Arena
Mon, October 19 Toronto, ON in Air Canada Centre
Wed, October 21 Toronto, ON in Air Canada Centre
Fri, October 23 Pittsburgh, PA in CONSOL Energy Center
Sun, October 25 Newark, NJ in Prudential Center
Tue, October 27 New York, NY in Madison Square Garden
Thu, October 29 Boston, MA in TD Garden
Sun, November 1 Washington, DC in Verizon Center
Wed, November 4 Philadelphia, PA in Wells Fargo Center

Author: Buddy Iahn

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