THE WHO HITS 50! TOUR RE-SCHEDULED DATES SET TO RE-LAUNCH IN NORTH AMERICA ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 IN DETROIT, MI

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UK’s SLYDIGS AND AUSTRALIAN-BORN, LA-BASED TAL WILKENFELD CONFIRMED AS OPENING ACTS

As they prepare to re-launch the North American leg of THE WHO HITS 50! TOUR on Saturday, February 27 in Detroit, The Who returned to the stage on Saturday, February 13 at SSE Arena, Wembley for their first show since the tour was postponed in September 2015. That performance was described by the Daily Telegraph as “high-voltage virtuosity… The Who were in full flight… America’s in for a treat. As these grizzled septuagenarians milked the ovation for their feats of rockin’ physicality like punch-drunk boxers, there were no hard-and-fast goodbyes.”
 
When The Who take the stage in Detroit, it will mark the beginning of a 28-date tour of rescheduled dates from their 2015 trek which was postponed to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from his recent bout of viral meningitis, and includes stops in Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping Sunday, May 29 in Las Vegas. Tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honoured at the new dates. For the tour openers, the band has set Tal Wilkenfeld to perform on the first 13 shows with Slydigs to accompany them on the remaining dates. In addition, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – who accompanied The Who on the first leg of this tour – will perform as special guests at the Thursday, March 3 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
 
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 US dates through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
 
The updated THE WHO HITS 50! tour dates are as follows:
 

DATE CITY VENUE

 
With Tal Wilkenfeld supporting:

Sat 2/27 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena

Tue 3/1 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
 
With Joan Jett & The Blackhearts supporting:

Thu 3/3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
 
With Tal Wilkenfeld supporting:

Mon 3/7 Boston, MA TD Garden

Thu 3/10 Chicago, IL United Center

Sat 3/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Mon 3/14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Wed 3/16 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center

Sat 3/19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Mon 3/21 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thu 3/24 Washington, DC Verizon Center

Sat 3/26 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

Tue 3/29 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
 
With Slydigs supporting:

Tue 4/26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Fri 4/29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Sun 5/1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Wed 5/4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

Fri 5/6 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

Sun 5/8 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

Tue 5/10 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Fri 5/13 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Sun 5/15 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

Tue 5/17 Portland, OR Moda Center

Thu 5/19 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Sun 5/22 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

Wed 5/25 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Fri 5/27 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

Sun 5/29 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
 
**Please note: Tickets for the Toronto October 19 show will be honoured on the March 1 date, while tickets for the October 21/December 1 show will be honoured at the April 26 performance.