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THE WHO ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN MOVING ON! TOUR

29 DATES SET FOR SUMMER AND AUTUMN LIVE TREKS

ICONIC BAND ALSO SET TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST ALBUM OF NEW SONGS IN THIRTEEN YEARS

The band will share the stage with orchestras at marquee venues including Fenway Park, Madison Square Garden and Hollywood Bowl

For Who fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing:  the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019.  Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour on June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the US and Canada.

The Who’s fan club pre-sale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17 at 10pm local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released. This offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via re-sale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America.

To join The Who Fan Club and get the opportunity to get some pre-sale tickets, just click on FAN CLUB at the top right of this page.

The tour is their first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency.  That same year they did a limited run of shows following 2016’s rescheduled leg of their acclaimed 50th anniversary celebration.  The band also drew praise for their extended 2012-2013 North American run, a 36 city Quadrophenia tour with the band performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety.

Commenting on what Who fans can expect on the 2019 MOVING ON! tour, Pete Townshend stated: “The Who are touring again in 2019.  Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all.  Are you ready?

Commented Roger Daltrey: “Be aware Who fans! 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 Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history.  Their music provoked explosive change and spanned what many critics declare is rock’s most elastic creative spectrum, with Pete Townshend’s songwriting moving between raw, prosaic, conceptual, and expressively literate.  Their visionary sense of stagecraft headed by Roger Daltrey’s soaring vocal prowess is topped off by the band’s blistering rhythm section.  With both Roger and Pete delivering their own memoirs in recent years (Pete’s Who I Am was released to much acclaim in 2012, and Roger’s autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite; My Story, was embraced by critics in 2018) it’s fitting that the two remaining Who members have shared their incredible legacy in literary fashion, for few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who.

Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n’ roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music’s most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after. Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971’s pummelling Live At Leeds, 1973’s Quadrophenia and 1978’s Who Are You.  The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ and ‘My Generation’. Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as ‘Baba O’Riley’, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Who Are You’, and ‘You Better You Bet’.

In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials of a new cancer treatment called PDT. In December 2012 they performed at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York. In January 2014 they played a set on the US television special to support the charity Stand Up To Cancer. In November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America. The charity is now established in the USA, with offices in Los Angeles and devoted Teen Cancer units being opened in hospitals all over the US TCA’s work has impacted over 5,000 young people and their families nationwide during the last six years.

2019 North American Tour Dates

Summer Dates

  • May 7   Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • May 9   KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
  • May 11   Jiffy Lube Live , Bristow, VA
  • May 13   Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • May 16   Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • May 18   Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • May 21   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
  • May 23   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
  • May 25   Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • May 28   Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
  • May 30   PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 1   Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

 

Fall Dates

  • Sept 6   Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
  • Sept 8   Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Alpine Valley, WI
  • Sept 10   Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Sept 13   Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  • Sept 15   Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
  • Sept 18   State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Sept 20   BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Sept 22   Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
  • Sept 25   Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Sept 27   American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Sept 29   Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Oct 11   Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 13   Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 16   Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • Oct 19   T-Mobile Park, Home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle, WA
  • Oct 21    Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
  • Oct 23   Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

58 thoughts on “THE WHO ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN MOVING ON! TOUR”

  1. Stewart says:

    I attended the gig last night. It was outstanding. A life long wait to see The Who and I wasn’t disappointed.
    Are there any more UK dates in the New Year?
    I was so impressed. Can’t wait for the new CD, or as Roger said last night ‘we are recording a new record’.

  2. Kevin says:

    Will there be an orchestra at the Dallas show?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      Yes, there will, Kevin.

  3. Henry says:

    On stubhub and other ticket websites I’m seeing a sept. 1st Madison square garden concert, but it isn’t on this page. Is that actually happening?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      The MSG date on 1st September was a late addition to the tour dates, Henry. Check the tour dates page for all the up-to-date shows and ticket availability. http://www.thewho.com/tour

  4. Alex says:

    Plz come to Germany!!! When? Where? Who?
    😉

  5. Ross says:

    will there be an orchestra for the atlanta show sept 18?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      Yes, there will, Ross.

  6. Craig says:

    Orchestra at Minneapolis -Twin-cities show?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      There will be an orchestra at all shows on the Moving On! tour, Craig.

  7. Paul says:

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Atlanta gig or something else?

  8. Dan says:

    Does anyone know if the Boston / Fenway Park show has a opener? the ticket says show at 630? I cant find any info online

    1. Richard Evans says:

      Dan, the support act at Fenway Park is Peter Wolf. All support acts are listed here

  9. Vito Proscia says:

    Hello!! Wondering if there will be a support act for the Fall 2019 dates? Specifically I am attending 9/15/19 Jones Beach.
    Thank you and long live The Who!!

  10. rob says:

    Just saw 9/1 at MSG.. Best concert ever with Orchestra sound was over the top….
    Hope they make a Live CD of this show…..

  11. Barbara says:

    Is there a warm up act at Fenway Park in Boston? and if yes, WHO is it? Thanks

    1. Richard Evans says:

      The Who’s special guest at Fenway Park is Peter Wolf.

  12. Mark Anger says:

    Orchestra tonight at Alpine Valley in East Troy Wi.?

  13. Diana Conwell says:

    From Iowa; we attended The Who concert Friday night September 6 at the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN … it has been a life long wait to see The Who and one of the outstandings show that we ever been to … Bravo … would love to see them again … please come to Iowa next time 🙂

  14. Corey says:

    From Alpine Valley 9/8
    Great show! Impressive Full sound, one of the more memorable shows I have seen.

  15. Julie Cudahy says:

    Thank you for playing at Alpine Valley. I feel honored to finally be able to see you all!

  16. Michael Coogan says:

    Alpine Valley, my 3rd Who show, and first in 40 years, was phenomenal! Roger and Pete honored their legacy and their music and their fans with genuine respect by putting their backs into their living! They put their hearts into playing an energetic, rousing, thrilling show. Many thanks to all who put it together. (I loved the set list, loved the Tommy opening, loved the orchestra.) And it actually rained softly during the right song!
    Thanks!

  17. Bob Graham says:

    Can wait to see them tonight in Fenway! Last time 28 years ago in NJ at Giants Stadium.

    Looking forward to the Orchestra back-up and taking my 24 year old for OLD TIME ROCK and ROLL!

  18. MARK says:

    Saw the show couple nights ago – almost 50 years to the day since I watched them play Anaheim Stadium. There aren’t enough words to describe their show… MOVING ON!!!

  19. Diana Zimmerer says:

    Hold up, was the Bay Area CA show cancelled?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      No. It’s 9 October 2019. Chase Center, San Francisco.

  20. Frank Barros says:

    They were great at Fenway Park Sept 13,2019

    The last time I saw them was August 1971 at Saratoga performing arts

    Both venues attracted around 35,000 folks

    WHO

  21. GARY says:

    Saw THE WHO last night at Jones Beach. Fantastic sound. Please, never stop touring!! Well maybe someday, just not yet.

  22. Patricia FerrariDavies says:

    Will there be an orchestra at BT & T in Sunrise Florida?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      Yes, there will be an orchestra at this show.

  23. Dee says:

    Do they have an opening act or do they go on right away?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      All shows have a support band.

  24. Glenn says:

    Tonight’s show in Atlanta was just…outstanding. The addition of the symphony was pure bliss.

  25. LLD says:

    Bitchin’. Outstanding. No words. The concert of a lifetime. Highly recommend. Not to be missed.

  26. Monica says:

    Seen The Who many times but of course, nothing very recently. Saw them last night in Fort Lauderdale. It was amazing. Beyond anything I expected. They are still kicking it!!!

  27. Joe says:

    Will the Who have a support band before their performance in Dallas?

    1. Richard Evans says:

      Yes, it will be Reignwolf, Joe.

  28. Renee v Golinski says:

    Who opens for The Who in Tampa?

  29. Nicky says:

    Will this be the same backup before The Who tonight in Tampa? If so, will Reignwolf start at 7:30 or is that when The Who come on stage? My husband & I will be there tonight.

  30. Nancy says:

    Will the band be touring in 2020?

  31. CS says:

    Saw the show last night in Tampa. Wow! I loved every minute of it. Hearing Pete’s compositions delivered by full orchestra was breathtaking. Highly recommend this show.

  32. joe v. says:

    I can’t explain Daltrey’s vocal range at this time! I suppose there’s a cross-road devil in there somewhere! LOL Roger’s voice is a more poignant instrument than ever!!! I saw The Who live in Philly’s Spectrum on December 4th, 1973 with amazing Lynyrd Skynyrd! Reignwolf remind me of a Live at Leeds performance years back. Tampa…we’re lucky to be invited to the show! So when Pete & Roger say hello…..just say Thank Who back!! BTW 1973-present….don’t miss this epic event!!

  33. Tim says:

    Roger Daltrey walked off the stage in Houston tonight after ‘Emminence Front’. The show was cancelled with a promise to come back. Damn, I was enjoying the show, but knew something was wrong when he missed the opening lines of ‘Who Are You’. I hope Roger gets well soon!

  34. Howard says:

    I saw them last Friday in Sunrise, FL, it’s the fifth time seeing them in concert. They were amazing. Roger sounded great, Pete seemed like he was having a great time on stage. They were incredible

  35. Renata says:

    I’m so disappointed that I can’t see The Who in Denver this Sunday, September 29th but understand Roger can’t perform. It really stinks though because I’m from Connecticut and my husband surprised me with the Denver concert date since he knew I would be in Denver at this time for a conference. I hope they make it back to my coast – Connecticut:( Get well Roger!!

  36. Paula says:

    When will new dates be announced for Dallas? We have to make airline arrangements and make sure nothing else is going on in NY when The Who is playing in Dallas. Here for the weekend and just so beamed about the cancelled show.

  37. Rose Brooke says:

    I hope you will come back to New York in the coming yeat

  38. Rose Brooke says:

    Hope you will be back to the east coast of the US in the coming year

  39. Alice Lima says:

    The Who never cease to disappoint! Like Paul McCartney, the band will keep going until they no longer can put out decent music. The band has more energy than a lot of younger groups I see today. Roger’s scream on “Love Reign Over Me” and Pete’s acoustic set on “Won’t Get Fooled Again” was a thrill and not expected. They don’t have to use a lot of tricks to sound better or take these long breaks. I saw them many times through the years (70’s to now). I saw Roger Daltrey on the Rock and Roll Cruise in 2017 and I can honestly say that he is the nicest guy you will ever meet. He has a wonderful sense of humor like Peter Noone or Joey Molland. They are also very charitable people. The sound was crisp even will a full orchestra. This is hard to do at Amalie Arena. I am still in awe of this concert. Thank you guys for coming around again. God Bless You! Roger, I hope your voice will be alright.

  40. Joe says:

    The Atlanta show was amazing.

    So sad to hear he had vocal issues only about a week later (apparently due to bronchitis according to recent new reports).

    Happens to singers half his age all the time

    Hopefully he returns in good form soon (I’m sure he will).

    Keep your tickets. You won’t be disappointed.

  41. Mr. Viking says:

    We took the trip from Oslo, Norway to see these guys on stage in Sunrise FL.. The tickets were purchased in January. A looooong time to wait, but it was really worth waiting for. An incredible concert! On BlueRay for X-mas maybe?

  42. Hope you are feeling better Roger! I’ve been going to your Colorado shows since 1982 Folsom Field show in Boulder. I have never missed you guys when you come to Colorado. I love The Who and will always be your loyal fan. Hope this message finds you all well and looking forward to seeing you soon when your date for Denver is rescheduled.

  43. Antonio says:

    I purchased tickets at the new Chase Center in San Francisco for 09 Oct. Didn’t see the event scheduled above. Is there going to be an Orchestra at that show?

  44. mike says:

    I attended the concert at Houston , sept 25 , 2019 . The concert was posponed after an hour or so .
    Does the concert have a new date ? Thank you

    THE WHO reply: We’ll be announcing the rescheduled dates on the News page as soon as they are finalised.

  45. Missy says:

    Any update on Rogers voice? I hope the SF show is still a go?

    THE WHO reply: Roger is doing great and all remaining shows on the 2019 Moving On! tour are on.

  46. Cayla S says:

    What time does the opening act start & what time does The Who come on?

    THE WHO REPLY: For which show? They vary from venue to venue.

  47. DennisP says:

    I saw the Hollywood Bowl show on October 11. Roger’s voice and Pete’s guitar playing are as strong as when I saw them on December 15, 1979 at the New Haven Coliseum and on October 13, 1982 at Shea Stadium with The Clash. With the orchestra and lead violinist doing a phenomenal job at the end of Baba O’Riley on this current tour, the music actually sounded better than 40 years ago! Question: will the set list differ in any way for the 10/24 show from 10/11? Even if it’s the same, it should be (more than) well worth it.

    THE WHO REPLY: The setlist is usually set by Roger Daltrey and can vary from venue to venue.

  48. Ralph says:

    The 2016 show in Santa Barbara was awesome. Last night in San Diego was even better. Some surprises like ‘I Can See For Miles’. Even a rarity from The Who By Numbers album. The Who had more energy than bands half their age. Hope to see them again in’20 or ‘21.

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