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The Who announce 2022 North American Tour

“… rock ’n’ roll’s greatest achievement…” ~ Variety

“…one of the greatest rock bands to ever take the stage.” ~ NJ Star-Ledger

The Who announce a brand new tour for 2022, THE WHO HITS BACK!

The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour (see complete list of dates below) will again share the stage with some of the finest orchestras in the US and Canada. Produced by Live Nation, the kick-off date is April 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Hard Rock Live for the spring leg of the tour and returns in the fall on October 2 in Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 11 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

The Who Fan Club pre-sale starts Wednesday, February 9th at 10.00am local time and runs through Thursday, February 10th at 10.00pm local time. Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you TWO HOURS BEFORE at 8.00am local time on Wednesday 9th February.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning today, Monday, February 7th at 10.00am local time through Thursday, February 10th at 10.00pm local time.

General tickets on sale starting Friday, February 11th at 10.00am Local Time on LiveNation.com

The Who are hitting most of the cities they were set to play in 2020 with multiple new stops, including shows in New Orleans, LA at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 30, a much-anticipated performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on May 26 and a long-awaited return to Cincinnati after an absence of 43 years. After a summer break, The Who will continue in the fall, including stops in Chicago, IL at United Center on October 12, and in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on November 1. The Who Hits Back! Tour winds down with two shows in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 and 5 at Dolby Live.

THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will feature The Who’s full live band comprising guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, principal violinist Katie Jacoby and principal cellist Audrey Snyder, passionately delivering The Who’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, WHO.

Photo: William Snyder

Commenting on The Who Hits Back! Tour, Roger Daltrey says, “Pete and I said we’d be back, but we didn’t think we’d have to wait for two years for the privilege. This is making the chance to perform feel even more special this time around. So many livelihoods have been impacted due to Covid, so we are thrilled to get everyone back together – the band, the crew and the fans.  We’re gearing up for a great show that hits back in the only way The Who know how.  By giving it everything we’ve got.”

Photo: William Snyder

The Who’s wildly successful 2019 MOVING ON! Tour brought the band’s iconic brand of incomparable rock through 29 cities, including a rollicking sold-out show in Boston’s historic Fenway Park (above), and a memorable Seattle show where Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined them onstage for a rousing version of ‘The Punk And the Godfather’. The tour generated the most unanimous outpouring of acclaim from critics and fans of any live rock show in 2019, winning raves across North America for the orchestral dynamic as well as the duo’s cathartic rock firepower and intimate acoustic numbers. “They’re not getting older. They’re getting better. You better, you better, you bet.” hailed the Worcester Telegram, with Pollstar Magazine affirming “Daltrey is in peak form, and so is Townshend, lavishing his trademarked windmill guitar motion.”

Photo: Rick Guest

THE WHO HITS BACK TOUR DATES

SPRING 2022

22 APRIL HARD ROCK LIVE, HOLLYWOOD, FL
24 APRIL VYSTAR VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA, JACKSONVILLE, FL
27 APRIL AMALIE ARENA, TAMPA, FL
3 MAY MOODY CENTER ATX, AUSTIN, TX
5 MAY AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX
8 MAY THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION PRESENTED BY HUNTSMAN, THE WOODLANDS, TX
10 MAY PAYCOM CENTER, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
13 MAY FEDEXFORUM, MEMPHIS, TN
15 MAY TQL STADIUM, CINCINNATI, OH
18 MAY TD GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
20 MAY WELLS FARGO CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA
23 MAY CAPITAL ONE ARENA, WASHINGTON, DC
26 MAY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
28 MAY BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, BETHEL, NY

FALL 2022

2 OCTOBER SCOTIABANK ARENA, TORONTO, ON
4 OCTOBER LITTLE CAESARS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
7 OCTOBER UBS ARENA, BELMONT PARK, NY
9 OCTOBER SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER, COLUMBUS, OH
12 OCTOBER UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
14 OCTOBER ENTERPRISE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO
17 OCTOBER BALL ARENA, DENVER, CO
20 OCTOBER MODA CENTER, PORTLAND, OR
22 OCTOBER CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA, SEATTLE, WA
26 OCTOBER GOLDEN 1 CENTER, SACRAMENTO, CA
28 OCTOBER HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA
1 NOVEMBER HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CA
4 NOVEMBER DOLBY LIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV
5 NOVEMBER DOLBY LIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV

Photo: William Snyder

113 thoughts on “The Who announce 2022 North American Tour”

  1. Doris Jones says:

    WOW. So glad you are touring America. I saw you at Jazz Fest last time. Thinking maybe Chicago in the Fall this time if two of my sons will meet me there! Love you

  2. Tom Russo says:

    What the Hell, no date for Indianapolis?!

  3. Iman says:

    The presale starts on the 8th. Will I be sent a link if I am a member?

    1. The Who says:

      Iman, Fan Club pre-sale starts at 10.00am local time on Wednesday 9th February. Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you at 8.00am local time Wednesday 9th February.

  4. Jim Hunt says:

    do you have to be vaccinated to attend shows? Thank you

    1. The Who says:

      Check with the venue, Jim.

  5. David Theriault says:

    Will we have any meet & greet opportunities?

  6. Barton prives says:

    Your last show at Fenway park was fantastic with Peter Wolf and the midnight travelers that was fantastic! When I buy a ticket to the next show at the Boston garden is it possible to be let in with a semi professional camera and lens to take some shots from my seat that would be wonderful? Thank you and rock on!

    1. The Who says:

      Barton, you would need to check with the venue as they may have certain rules regarding cameras and photography.

  7. Jeff Mills says:

    Great dates to see the boys in the Northeast! Can’t wait!

  8. Andrew Neil Wright says:

    British dates, please Lads! 🙂

  9. Dan Pagan says:

    Can’t Wait To See The Guys Again …#11 for me!!

  10. Robert says:

    Once I’m a member how do I do pre sale tickets?

    1. The Who says:

      Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you at 8.00am local time Wednesday 9th February. Once you receive it, go the the Tour page of thewho.com and click on BUY for the show you wish to go to. You will need your access code for Fan Club pre-sale.

  11. Torre says:

    Will I finally be able to use my tickets from the cancelled show in Dallas Texas which was never rescheduled?

    1. The Who says:

      Tickets for cancelled shows were all refunded.

  12. Julie- ann says:

    No Detroit show ??? 😲😥
    Don’t mean to sound selfish, but I turned 52 yesterday, & I’ve never seen The Who.😟 Who? THE WHO 🤘👏⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐✌🏻💜🌹

  13. Felecia Rosenberg says:

    It’s a shame tickets are so expensive. Especially for those of us that have been fans for almost half a century. I would love to see them again in Cincinnati to let them know how much we love & support them…The Who rocks!!!

  14. Rachelle says:

    Is this an all ages show? My daughters favorite band and it would be her dream to see them live. We would be attending the Boston event.

    1. The Who says:

      Yes, it is, Rachelle. But worth checking with the individual venues.

  15. Richard says:

    Looks like there will be no UK Tour in 2022. I had tickets for one of the cancelled shows during Covid. Luckily I saw the Tour at Wembley Stadium. Still seeing Roger at the Palladium in July should keep me going.

  16. Debbie Bruns says:

    So excited!!

    Think lucky, Be lucky

  17. John says:

    What is the presale code for the Cincinnati show?

    Thanks!

    1. The Who says:

      Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you at 8.00am local time Wednesday 9th February.

  18. Mark Smith says:

    Fantastic news from The Who especially for the USA fans
    Disappointing for the UK fans being pushed back again after cancelling the UK leg of the moving on tour..
    Hope its because they don’t want to clash with Rogers solo tour.. But certainly look forward to seeing the videos and pictures from the gigs in the USA… Enjoy..

  19. johan says:

    Hello!
    Will you come to europe/holland this year?

  20. Mark Grutkowski says:

    When will fan club members receive the advance access passcode?

    1. The Who says:

      Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you at 8.00am local time Wednesday 9th February.

  21. John Conly says:

    I was at this concert December 3, 1979 Cincinnati’s riverfront coliseum . It was a cold night close to 20,000 people waiting outside of the doors when the stadium personnel finally decided to open the doors they only opened for doors for all the people to go through the crowd began pushing and shoving to get towards the doors because they Heard the music starting to play and they began to push from the back towards the front and this continued back and forth in the crowd until people in the front got pushed right through the windows as I got pushed back and forth I turned around and ran back to the edge of the Colosseum rail to get out of the crowd that was squishing everybody when I got to the back I saw a bunch of people laying on the ground with paramedics around them none of them were moving I waited for the crowd to disperse and go inside I lost one of my shoes in the process of getting out of the crowd I told myself I would find it when I go inside when I got inside the door there was at least 10,000 shoes laying on the ground that had been trampled off of peoples feet rushing to get in luckily I found a pair of shoes rather large I jumped in them and went on into the concertI didn’t realize until the next day that all those people I saw up on the walkway had died from being squished that was the worst part of the night the concert was great!

  22. Rose Byrd says:

    One of the most original bands to front rock music! That’s right,front! Innovative, classical, and using instruments that only our ears would know. “WHO’S NEXT,” we are! Looking forward to hearing and seeing Pete Townshend put his moves all over the stage, Roger!!!

  23. Paul Longhurst says:

    Will there be any UK dates ?

  24. Don Bachmayer says:

    I can’t wait to feel the energy and sing every song with 2 of the best who have ever done it!!!The music is incomparable and the songs are timeless. As far as music goes, there is no place I’d rather be then at a Who show!!!

  25. I can’t find my presale code

    1. The Who says:

      Fan Club pre-sale access codes will be emailed to you at 8.00am local time Wednesday 9th February.

  26. Dave3 says:

    Any sign of UK dates

  27. Joe Pacheco says:

    Awesome Can’t wait!

  28. Thank you coming back to Cincinnati, I was there in 1979 I will here in 2022 Thanks Again!!!!

  29. Kassim says:

    I have been a fan of The Who for over 40 years. I have been to ever Toronto tour to date. I would love to be able to get the pre-sale code so then I can buy a ticket for the October Toronto Tour. Could you send it to me?

    1. The Who says:

      Kassim, to get the pre-sale access code you will need to join The Who Fan Club.

  30. I can’t wait! I had 3rd row center at Jones Beach last time and Roger sang Who Are You to me! This year I want front row center to see the men I have loved since 1970! Roger, Pete….SUEWHO will be there!!!!!!

  31. David Duncan Mac Comish says:

    Excellent

  32. David Prodigo says:

    Trying to get tickets on the presale but ticketmaster wont let my credit card go through getting mad!!!

  33. John Z says:

    This is awesome!! I’d love to get 2 tickefor the Bethel date!!!
    Love The Who!

  34. How do I purcase tickets now with American Express Card?

  35. Victor Cohen says:

    I have been a Who fan since I was 7 years old when my mother played Quadrophenia for me. I haven’t missed many concerts and I would like to get seats for the Tampa show as soon as possible. Please consider me and let me know as soon as I can get tickets.

  36. Tom Hobbs says:

    When will access code be sent out ?

  37. Dana Woodward says:

    Will Covid Vaccine Cards be required upon entrance to the venues? PLEASE SAY THERE WILL BE NO RESTRICTIONS ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!

    1. The Who says:

      You will need to check with the particular venue you are planning on visiting.

  38. Matt Hudgins says:

    Any chances any south east united states shows could be added.

  39. David Strummer says:

    Why is there no gig scheduled in the San Francisco Bay Area??

    Have been seeing The Who since I was a child and enjoyed the 1982 Farewell Tour with The Clash

    We need The Who to Join Together with us again.

    Shalom and Rock n Roll,

    David

  40. Ezra Pound says:

    Seen the Who with Keith (Tommy first cut), Kenny, and Zak & of course John.
    Just missed the Keith pass-out show in Oakland where I coulda manned the kit!

  41. Geoff Payson says:

    First concert i saw was Centrum. The Who first farewell tour.

  42. Marty Silvanic says:

    The best news I’ve heard in 2 years. Great to see THE WHO play in Bethel Woods NY. I live a hour and 1/ 2 away from there. Need to be there. Can’t wait. BE LUCKY!

    1. The Who says:

      If you’re running late, we’ll wait for you, Marty!

  43. Timothy Horton says:

    I’ve been a fan and a collector since 1979! Seen you in Philli with The Clash, D.C many times and now live in NC. The Quadrophenia tour in Greensboro, NC. was phenomenal.

    I was hoping you would add a NC show again! How bout it!

  44. DGZL says:

    We want you back in Mexico!!!!

  45. Christian Schutt says:

    Will there be an opening band for any of the shows?

  46. Robby Herd says:

    Roger had bronchitis in September of 2019 and had to postphone the Denver show. Then Covid postponed it agin. I have been waiting three years for the rescheduled concert. Can I use my tickets from the 2019 show for this show in October of 2022? If not, how can I get my refund?

    Thanks!

    1. The Who says:

      Robby, all shows on the 2019 tour were cancelled and tickets refunded.

  47. Richard says:

    Seen them with my son on the who hits 50 tour, need 1 more dose of pure rock n roll before I ride off into the sunset

  48. Jeffrey Delk says:

    Any opening acts on this tour?

  49. Bob Trygg says:

    Can’t wait. First Who show was 1968 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. But no show in the SF Bay Area this time? That’s not right! Any chance of one being added?

  50. Dan says:

    My 1st concert. 1976 Denver Colorado

  51. John Gallagher says:

    Will Roger and Pete be doing any meet and greet packages this tour?

  52. Gordon Soholt says:

    Saw The Who at Hollywood Bowl last time around. One of my absolute favorite concerts ever! Will be back again this year! Thanks!

  53. Carol Murphy says:

    Thrilled to see you coming back to Colorado! We’ve missed you terribly and so happy you’re hitting it back!

  54. I first saw them in Pontiac Michigan at the Silverdome on their first FAREWELL TOUR in 1982.I met Roger Daltrey in Heathrow Airport that December. He was a perfect gentleman!! I next saw them at Live Aid in London in 1985. I’ve only missed ONE tour since!

  55. Dan Kimball says:

    Will the setlist be the same as the previous Moving On tour that the orchestras also played with them?

    Will Won’t Get Fooled Again remain acoustic or be back electric?

  56. Liz Brooks says:

    Will there be an opening band in Austin? Asking because my plane arrives at 6:55pm and concert is at 7:30pm so will be rushing from the airport. Thanks and CANNOT WAIT!!

  57. Michael Nelson says:

    I’m trying to buy tickets through Ticketmaster. The only delivery option is mobile / e-tickets. How can I buy REAL hard copy tickets? (I can’t stand “e-tickets.”)

    1. The Who says:

      Michael, ask Ticketmaster if they can do that for you.

  58. David Bunstine says:

    Purchased tickets yesterday for Columbus. Remember taping radio concerts of the Who on my Nakamichi tape deck back in the early eighties. Never had the opportunity to experience live. Very much looking forward to the show! Thanks for coming to C-Bus!!!

  59. DV says:

    I have seen your band twice. Charlotte, NC. The last time was August Jam in Charlotte. Crazy 3-day concert. Please place a venue in North or South. Carolina.

  60. Manfred says:

    Can we expect a tour in Europe, too?

  61. Domingo Zárate says:

    Please come to Mexico!!!

  62. james schaefer says:

    No Nashvegas this year??

  63. Steve says:

    Looking forward to the 40th anniversary of the farewell tour!!!

    1. The Who says:

      So are we, Steve!

  64. Jerry GUess says:

    Cant wait for you in Memphis! Never have seen The Who in concert and this 57year old veteran is EXCITED!!!

  65. Bill Conwell says:

    Seeing the Who was a must for my wife Gloria and me.For me it started in ’71.I married Gloria in ’78 and from her first time seeing them she was like”now I get it!” Gloria past away last August.We had taken our daughter Tricia before,this time I’m adding her daughter Chance to the mix.Rock on,Bill Conwell

  66. Ryan says:

    Thanks for coming to boston!

  67. Richard Ponnikas & Anne Garske says:

    We love THE WHO–love hockey–and, are a longtime Capital One Cardholders. But, please, in support of the Ukranian people, don’t play Capital One Arena–because Capital One Arena forbids flags, banners, or signs supporting Ukraine (a number of their Russian players and their wives have actively supported Putin and his “WAR”). Better yet, play the venue–fly the Ukrainian flag–and make a statement. Musicians can make a difference–remember South Africa. P.S.: here in Detroit we haven’t forgotten what you did for Gleaners Food Bank–thank You.

  68. Ryan Buckley says:

    Is this concert going to be any different from the moving on tour?

  69. Sharon says:

    Come to Nashville

  70. Crosslaw 1 says:

    No worries about Mexico. They will be coming to the US real soon.

    Why are you performing at venues with vax mandates? Half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania only had one dose. Your fans!

    So sorry to miss your tour for the first time.🌺

  71. Sylvain Monderie says:

    Any dates for Montreal Canada

  72. Phil says:

    No Bay Area concerts. San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland is a huge metro area with a lot of people. It’s hard to believe you won’t come play for us. 🙁

  73. DTODD says:

    Going to opening night tomorrow at the Hard Rock in Hollywood! Will there be an opening act?

    1. The Who says:

      Yes, the opening act is Leslie Mendelson.

  74. richard says:

    I wish Pete was writing some new songs, especially now that Roger’s voice is different than it was 50 years ago. I hope that there is some new material.

  75. grace says:

    No performance in Cleveland, home of the Rock n Roll Hall of fame, but two others in Ohio that are 2-5 hours away. Have some respect for the Rock Hall. The Who and the Rock Hall are a perfect match. Imagine the marketing and publicity. Do the event planners have any creativity?

  76. Ryan W says:

    Who’s the opening act in Tampa?

    1. The Who says:

      Leslie Mendelson opens for us in Tampa.

  77. Brandon Chenault says:

    Who opens for you in Dallas this week?

    1. The Who says:

      Los Lonely Boys

  78. Do you have an opening act in Dallas this week?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Brandon, our special guests for all shows can be found here https://www.thewho.com/the-who-announce-special-guests-for-their-2022-north-american-tour/

  79. Joey W says:

    Is there an opening act in Austin? What are the Set times?

  80. Roger says:

    Awesome concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands outside Houston, TX. Although Pete (“Don’t call me Peter”)was a tad under the weather with his voice, Roger absolutely nailed it tonight.

    Having been at the aborted Houston concert back in 2019 when Roger had his attack of good old Texas hay fever, it has been my mission for the last two and a half years to see these guys again. Even had plans to see them in Manchester UK (needless to say, COVID stopped that adventure).

    For a pair of old farts, they can still ROCK! And, the supporting members ain’t too shabby either.

    Thanks Roger and Pete – 47 years after first seeing The Who, you guys still have it!

  81. Clay says:

    Who opens tonight in Memphis?

  82. Jack says:

    Is there an opening act for the concert in Philly on 20 May? If so, who?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Jack, it’s Amythyst Kiah.

  83. Todd says:

    Who is opening up for you guys? Especially on May 20th in Philly?

  84. John says:

    For those who can read,
    4 OCTOBER LITTLE CAESARS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

  85. Don Randall says:

    Just finished seeing Boston, Philadelphia and 2 New York shows. That makes 76 group and solo shows in my 55 years as a Who fan. Awesome as always. Still the greatest and always will be. LONG LIVE THE WHO!!!

  86. Don Randall says:

    Saw Boston,Philadelphia and both New York shows.Have seen 76 group and solo shows in 52 years.Still the greatest.LONG LIVE THE WHO!!!

  87. Lorraine says:

    Saw The Who at Bethel Woods! They were there 53 years ago! They sounded so GREAT!

  88. Jill says:

    I remember when my friends used to see you all at the Railway Hotel when you were the High Numbers – our favourite band and great memories. Living in US now 👍 would love to see you perform at Anaheim and reminisce 😀

  89. Jill says:

    Roger: did you work for Mr. Whale at the sheet metal company in Southall? His daughter and I are still best friends

  90. Jill says:

    Correction to my last message from Jill – Mr. Whale’s sheet metal company was in Southall. Was that where you worked? Did you ever go to Hammersmith Palais or Guy Haywards? We used to see the Animals at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford, also Rod Stewart at Wembley Town Hall and Georgie Fame at the Flamingo in Wardour Street

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