The Who’s Next Farewell Tour

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Chris Cantore
Written by Chris Cantore

Following in the footsteps of classic rockers Paul McCartney, The Stones, and Queen, The Who will embark on a (final?) North American tour in 2019.

The band’s Moving On! tour will send frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist / songwriter Pete Townshend on a 29-city jaunt backed by a symphonic orchestra, stopping in San Diego, October 16th at Viejas Arena at SDSU.​​​​​​​

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 ​​​​​​​via Live Nation.

Roger Daltrey, hinting that it could be his last tour, says: “Be aware Who fans! That 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 tour is the Who’s first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. The Who touring lineup will include Townshend’s brother, guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey.

In addition to the tour, the band will release a new album.  Details are sparse, but Townshend, 73, said via statement it will include “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”  Expect it by the end of the year.

The Who 2019 Tour:

5/7 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
5/9 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
5/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
5/13 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
5/16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
5/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/21 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/23 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
5/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
5/28 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
5/30 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
6/1 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
9/6 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
9/8 Alpine Valley, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
9/10 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
9/13 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
9/15 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/18 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
9/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
9/22 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
9/25 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
9/27 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
9/29 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/16 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
10/19 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners
10/21 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/23 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

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Chris Cantore

Chris Cantore

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