The Who to Relaunch ‘The Who Hits 50!’ North American Tour 2016



FEBRUARY 27, 2016



THE WHO today announced the rescheduled dates for their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour, which was postponed earlier this month to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from his recent bout with viral meningitis. “THE WHO HITS 50!” 2016 dates kick off February 27 in Detroit and includes stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping May 29 in Las Vegas.

The first leg of the tour received critical acclaim including:

“…if this is indeed The Who’s last waltz, they’re leaving fans with plenty of memories.”
–Melissa Ruggieri, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 4/24/15

“The Who became more powerful as the show went on…”
–Alex Rawls, USA TODAY, 4/27/15

“the band shredded through enough greatest hits in fine form to satisfy any purist.”
–Karen Dalton-Beninato, HUFFINGTON POST, 4/26/15

“…The Who…refused to act their age as they powered through a litany of hits.”

“…if this is truly the end…it was one heck of an adios.”
–Robert Wilonsky, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/4/15

“The Who came out swinging…stuffing a career’s worth of classic moves into its opening song.”
–Bob Gendron, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/14/15

“Performing a two-hour, hits-heavy set…if this is indeed the Who’s last major jaunt, it shows them going out in fine style.”
–Frank Scheck, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/28/15

Roger Daltrey says, “I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better.”

“We will be starting our rescheduled shows in February and will be coming back stronger than ever!” Pete Townshend adds.

Tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honored at the new dates.  “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live.  Tickets and VIP packages for the shows are available at  Citi is the official credit card of “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour.  Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase tickets for the U.S. dates through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For details visit

THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane.  Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews.

The updated “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour dates are as follows:

Sat 2/27 Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
Tues 3/1 Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON
Thurs 3/3 Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Mon 3/7 TD Garden in Boston, MA
Thurs 3/10 United Center in Chicago, IL
Sat 3/12 KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Mon 3/14 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Wed 3/16 CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 3/19 Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Mon 3/21 BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI
Thu 3/24 Verizon Center in Washington, DC
Sat 3/26 Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO
Tue 3/29 Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Tue 4/26 Canada Centre in Toronto, ON Air
Fri 4/29 Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Sun 5/1 Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Wed 5/4 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Fri 5/6 SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK
Sun 5/8 Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB
Tue 5/10 Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Fri 5/13 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Sun 5/15 KeyArena at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA
Tue 5/17 Moda Center in Portland, OR
Thu 5/19 Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA
Sun 5/22 Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Wed 5/25 STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Fri 5/27 Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA
Sun 5/29 Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV

**Please note:  Tickets for the Toronto October  19 show will be honored on the March 1 date, while tickets for the December 1 show will be honored at April 26 performance.