The Who - 50th Anniversary North American 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 US 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
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 US dates beginning Monday, October 13th at 10 AM through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit this location.
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 (www.teencanceramerica.org).
“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 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 - “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.
Townshend commented, “Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. 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.”
The Who’s 2015 North American tour dates are as follows:
15 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
17 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
19 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
21 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
23 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Center
27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
29 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
2 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
11 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
13 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
15 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
20 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
24 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
26 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
30 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
14 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
16 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
19 - Las Vegas, NV - Colosseum at Caesars Palace
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
23 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
25 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
27 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
29 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
1 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
10 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
13 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
15 - Chicago, IL - United Center
17 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
19 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center
21 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
25 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
27 - Manhattan, NY - Madison Square Garden
29 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
1 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
4 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center