THE WHO wrapped the first leg of their THE WHO HITS 50! North American tour this past weekend with sold-out New York shows: May 26 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and May 30 at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, NY. Now comes word that the legendary band will extend their tour into December to honor a series of postponements from the tour’s initial run and rescheduling a few dates on the fall leg of the tour. Between the North American dates, THE WHO will return to Europe for a series of shows including closing out the legendary Glastonbury Festival and a headlining performance at the famed Hyde Park in London.
First up, a few rescheduled performances – from the tour’s first leg – based on doctors’ advice that Roger Daltrey go on vocal rest, due to swollen vocal cords: Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on December 4 (was May 9), St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center on December 6 (was May 7), and Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center on December 8 (was May 5). Additionally, a few dates on the fall leg are being re-routed also based on a doctor’s recommendation that Roger have a few additional days between shows for vocal rest. The rescheduled fall dates are December 2 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ONT (originally scheduled for October 21) and December 13 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA (originally scheduled for September 23). Tickets for the rescheduled shows will be honored at the new dates. All the performances will include special guests, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Tickets are currently on sale at www.thewho.com and www.axs.com. THE WHO HITS 50! tour is being presented by AEG Live.
“Thanks to everyone for coming to see us on the first leg of the US tour. The three lost shows will be replaced in December, I just hope it isn’t snowing in Kansas City then. Stranger things are happening with the weather.
I had a good tour I think. The setlist doesn’t allow for a lot of musical extension, but I found a few places to let rip, and in the end I just decided to jump around. It seems to have the same effect as a good solo.
The audiences have been amazing, warm and forgiving. Roger has battled sometimes, not so much with his voice as with a muscle problem that may well go back to a car crash in Australia many years ago. Towards the end he got better and better. And happier. Good to see.
The band were great. Just amazing. Tireless.
Now we are back in the UK. I can’t speak for anyone else but I have the most spectacular jet-lag (I have been away for over 9 weeks), but by the time we do the European and UK shows I’ll be back in black.”
THE WHO’s 2015 Fall North American dates are as follows:
|Mon, Sep 14||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|Wed, Sep 16||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|*Sat, Sep 19||Las Vegas, NV||Colosseum at Caesars Palace|
|Mon, Sep 21||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|Fri, Sep 25||Portland, OR||Moda Center|
|Sun, Sep 27||Seattle, WA||KeyArena at Seattle Center|
|Tue, Sep 29||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|
|Thu, Oct 1||Calgary, BC||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Sat, Oct 3||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Tue, Oct 6||Saskatoon, SK||SaskTel Centre|
|Thu, Oct 8||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|Sat, Oct 10||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|Tue, Oct 13||Milwaukee, WI||BMO Harris Bradley Center|
|Thu, Oct 15||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Sat, Oct 17||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|Mon, Oct 19||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Fri, Oct 23||Pittsburgh, PA||CONSOL Energy Center|
|Sun, Oct 25||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Tue, Oct 27||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Thu, Oct 29||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Sun, Nov 1||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Wed, Nov 4||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Wed, Dec 2||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Fri, Dec 4||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Sun, Dec 6||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|Tue, Dec 8||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Sun, Dec 13||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
*Without Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.